Phinney wins 2012 Giro d'Italia opening stage

Time trial glory for BMC rider

Taylor Phinney (BMC) powered his way to the first maglia rosa of the 2012 Giro d'Italia, blowing away the rest of the field in the opening time trial. He covered the 8.7km course in only 10:26. Second place went to Geraint Thomas (Sky) at 10:35, with Danish rider Alex Rasmussen of Garmin-Barracuda third at 10:39.

It was a sunny but cool day, and the wind didn't have the expected effect. Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Barracuda) set an early best time of 10:48. He stayed atop the board for a long time, but finally the times started tumbling.

Within only few minutes, Manuele Boaro (Saxo Bank) and Geraint Thomas (Sky) topped his times, only to have Phinney, a former U23 time trial world champion, cruise in with his phenomenal time.

The race of truth

If the time trial is cycling's race of truth, then an 8.7km Grand Tour prologue is more of a brief physiology lab test carried out in the open air, in full view of the public and the media. Worse, on the flat, cold and windy roads around suburban Herning, all the Giro's general classification contenders could hope to do was limit their losses to each other and pray that they didn't crash.

The pre-race chatter was all about how there were no obvious favourites for the 2012 Giro, and it's safe to say that the Danish prologue hasn't provided much in the way of enlightenment.

What can you deduce from a prologue? A little but not a lot, especially in a race as hard to predict as the Giro. But, to be fair, we did learn that - barring physiological miracle or acts of God - neither Frank Schleck (RadioShack), Damiano Cunego (Lampre) or Michele Scarponi (Lampre) are going to win, which is something.

In as much as the BMC team had come to the Giro having endured a less than ground-shaking Classics season, Phinney's convincing winning ride - nine seconds clear of Thomas - was a high point for the team in 2012 so far. It was, after all, BMC's biggest stage win of 2012.

It was a great day for Phinney. The last time an American took the leader's jersey in the Giro was back in 2008 when Christian Vande Velde claimed it for Slipstream Chipotle after the team time trial. Prior to that, of course, Andy Hampsten wore it all the way to the finish back in 1988, although Phinney isn't going to manage that, but there's no reason why he shouldn't hold on to it for a few days if the team has the desire.

So who was the "winner" among the GC riders? Who "won" the prologue among the riders looking to get on the box in Milan? Well, hands up who predicted Ryder Hesjedal of Garmin? Is it still worth saying he's an ex-mountain biker? Or Canadian? What is worth pointing out is that he rode a rear disc and a medium depth front wheel in the gusty conditions and he rode the flat course utterly committed. For a rider not noted for his Grand Tour prologue skills, it was a great effort and suggests that his form is headed the right way at the right time. If Hesjedal doesn't finish in the top 10 by the time the race reaches Milan, we'll be surprised, eh?

Another (small) surprise was provided by Roman Kreuziger (Astana). The young Czech rode perfect lines through some of the faster corners, his body language suggesting that he was on a mission. High corner speeds, using all of the road on the corner exits, he looked smooth and determined. Although he was ‘only' 28th at 36 seconds, he was a scant seven seconds behind Hesjedal. There was a strong team showing from Astana too, a bunch of stern-faced hard men who know that they are there to help young Roman.

Ivan Basso (Liquigas) didn't look comfortable or fast and was clearly giving it his all. In light of his poor early season campaign, his 35th at 39 seconds was better than many would have predicted on such a course. Maybe Basso has timed his season build-up perfectly after all?

But what was more revealing were the gaps that Hesjedal, Basso and Kreuziger put into Frank Schleck, Damiano Cunego and Michele Scarponi. Although those time gaps are small, the times reveal more about form than the slim few seconds might suggest. How do you look at a loss of 30 seconds in eight kilometers and convince everyone it doesn't mean anything?

Lampre's Scarponi, wearing the maglia rosa from 2011 that he collected late, so to speak, following Alberto Contador's disqualification, was about as impressive as fellow Lampre man Damiano Cunego, one as unconvincing as the other, which should be great for morale and team talks around the Lampre dinner table. Cunego looked as though he was riding through treacle, clogging along in low revs and low speed to finish 124th at 1-03. It was still better than the defending maglia rosa, with Scarponi 135th, a further three seconds slower than Cunego.

Perhaps Schleck, Cunego and Scarponi really will need time to ride themselves into the race. You suspect however, by the time that happens, the GC battle will be even further up the road and they'll be hunting for stage wins rather than Milanese podiums.

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:10:26 
2Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:09 
3Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin - Barracuda0:00:13 
4Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank0:00:15 
5Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:22 
6Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin - Barracuda  
7Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:23 
8Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:24 
9Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:26 
10Nelson Oliveira (Por) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:27 
11Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
12Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:28 
13Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Barracuda  
14Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin - Barracuda  
15Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:29 
16Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
17Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda  
18Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
19Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:00:31 
20Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:00:32 
21Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan  
22Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
23Svein Tuft (Can) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:33 
24Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
25Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
26Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:34 
27Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp  
28Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team0:00:36 
29Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
30Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
31Marco Coledan (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
32Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:00:37 
33Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling  
34Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:39 
35Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
36Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
37Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team0:00:41 
38Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan  
39Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
40Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:42 
41Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda0:00:43 
42Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
43Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team  
44Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team  
45Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
46Thomas Rohregger (Aut) RadioShack-Nissan  
47Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
48Matthias Brandle (Aut) Team NetApp  
49Fabio Felline (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:44 
50Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
51Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:00:45 
52Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
53Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:00:46 
54Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team  
55Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
56Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling  
57Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
58Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:47 
59Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
60Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling  
61Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team  
62Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:48 
63Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team  
64Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:49 
65Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan  
66Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling  
67Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
68Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp  
69José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
70Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Team NetApp0:00:50 
71Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
72Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
73Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:51 
74Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
75Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
76Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team  
77Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:52 
78Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
79Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team  
80Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp  
81Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
82Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:53 
83Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
84Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team  
85Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo Bank  
86Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
87Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team  
88Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
89Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat  
90Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:00:54 
91Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
92Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:55 
93Gaetan Bille (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
94Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
95Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:00:56 
96Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
97Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
98Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
99Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:57 
100Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
101Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
102Stefan Denifl (Aut) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:58 
103Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team  
104Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
105Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
106Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
107Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:00:59 
108Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan  
109Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
110Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
111Timon Seubert (Ger) Team NetApp  
112Marco Bandiera (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
113Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team  
114Jack Bobridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:01:00 
115Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team  
116Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
117Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:01 
118Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
119Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
120Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team0:01:02 
121Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling0:01:03 
122Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
123Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
124Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
125Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
126Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli0:01:04 
127Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
128Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp0:01:05 
129Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
130Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan  
131Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
132Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
133Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
134Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:06 
135Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
136William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
137Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat  
138Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
139Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team NetApp0:01:07 
140Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team  
141Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
142José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Androni Giocattoli  
143Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:01:09 
144Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
145Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:01:10 
146Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
147Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
148Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:11 
149Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team  
150Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Movistar Team  
151Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp0:01:12 
152Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
153Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Team Saxo Bank0:01:13 
154Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling  
155Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
156Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:01:14 
157Jon Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
158Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
159Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:01:15 
160Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team0:01:16 
161John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
162Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
163Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:01:17 
164Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
165Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:01:18 
166Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:19 
167Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD  
168Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
169Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat  
170Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
171Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:20 
172Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Androni Giocattoli  
173Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
174Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
175Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
176Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:01:21 
177Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
178Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:01:22 
179Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
180Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:23 
181Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:25 
182Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan0:01:26 
183Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:01:27 
184Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
185Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
186Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
187Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:28 
188Victor Cabedo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:29 
189Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:30 
190Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
191Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
192Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:01:32 
193Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli  
194Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:33 
195Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:34 
196Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:38 
197Carlos José Ochoa (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:01:39 
198Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:44 
General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:10:26 
2Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:09 
3Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin - Barracuda0:00:13 
4Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank0:00:15 
5Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:22 
6Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin - Barracuda  
7Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:23 
8Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:24 
9Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:26 
10Nelson Oliveira (Por) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:27 
11Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
12Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:28 
13Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Barracuda  
14Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin - Barracuda  
15Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:29 
16Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
17Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda  
18Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
19Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:00:31 
20Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:00:32 
21Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan  
22Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
23Svein Tuft (Can) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:33 
24Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
25Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
26Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:34 
27Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp  
28Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team0:00:36 
29Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
30Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
31Marco Coledan (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
32Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:00:37 
33Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling  
34Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:39 
35Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
36Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
37Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team0:00:41 
38Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan  
39Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
40Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:42 
41Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda0:00:43 
42Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
43Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team  
44Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team  
45Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
46Thomas Rohregger (Aut) RadioShack-Nissan  
47Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
48Matthias Brandle (Aut) Team NetApp  
49Fabio Felline (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:44 
50Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
51Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:00:45 
52Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
53Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:00:46 
54Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team  
55Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
56Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling  
57Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
58Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:47 
59Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
60Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling  
61Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team  
62Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:48 
63Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team  
64Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:49 
65Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan  
66Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling  
67Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
68Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp  
69José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
70Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Team NetApp0:00:50 
71Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
72Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
73Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:51 
74Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
75Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
76Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team  
77Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:52 
78Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
79Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team  
80Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp  
81Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
82Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:53 
83Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
84Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team  
85Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo Bank  
86Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
87Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team  
88Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
89Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat  
90Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:00:54 
91Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
92Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:55 
93Gaetan Bille (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
94Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
95Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:00:56 
96Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
97Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
98Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
99Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:57 
100Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
101Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
102Stefan Denifl (Aut) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:58 
103Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team  
104Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
105Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
106Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
107Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:00:59 
108Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan  
109Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
110Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
111Timon Seubert (Ger) Team NetApp  
112Marco Bandiera (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
113Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team  
114Jack Bobridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:01:00 
115Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team  
116Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
117Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:01 
118Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
119Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
120Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team0:01:02 
121Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling0:01:03 
122Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
123Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
124Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
125Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
126Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli0:01:04 
127Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
128Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp0:01:05 
129Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
130Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan  
131Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
132Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
133Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
134Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:06 
135Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
136William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
137Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat  
138Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
139Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team NetApp0:01:07 
140Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team  
141Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
142José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Androni Giocattoli  
143Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:01:09 
144Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
145Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:01:10 
146Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
147Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
148Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:11 
149Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team  
150Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Movistar Team  
151Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp0:01:12 
152Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
153Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Team Saxo Bank0:01:13 
154Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling  
155Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
156Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:01:14 
157Jon Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
158Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
159Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:01:15 
160Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team0:01:16 
161John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
162Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
163Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:01:17 
164Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
165Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:01:18 
166Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:19 
167Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD  
168Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
169Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat  
170Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
171Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:20 
172Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Androni Giocattoli  
173Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
174Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
175Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
176Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:01:21 
177Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
178Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:01:22 
179Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
180Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:23 
181Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:25 
182Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan0:01:26 
183Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:01:27 
184Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
185Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
186Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
187Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:28 
188Victor Cabedo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:29 
189Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:30 
190Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
191Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
192Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:01:32 
193Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli  
194Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:33 
195Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:34 
196Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:38 
197Carlos José Ochoa (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:01:39 
198Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:44 
Maglia Rossa - Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team25 pts
2Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling20 
3Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin - Barracuda16 
4Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank14 
5Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team12 
6Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin - Barracuda10 
7Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team9 
8Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team8 
9Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan7 
10Nelson Oliveira (Por) RadioShack-Nissan6 
11Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team5 
12Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team4 
13Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Barracuda3 
14Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin - Barracuda2 
15Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
Azzurri d'Italia classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team4 pts
2Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling2 
3Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin - Barracuda1 
Most combative classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team6 pts
2Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling5 
3Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin - Barracuda4 
4Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank3 
5Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
6Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin - Barracuda1 
Fast team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Garmin - Barracuda0:32:21 
2BMC Racing Team  
3Orica Greenedge0:00:20 
4Radioshack - Nissan0:00:22 
5Sky Procycling0:00:26 
6Omega Pharma - Quickstep0:00:30 
7Vacansoleil - DCM Pro C.Team  
8Astana Pro Team0:00:38 
9Liquigas - Cannondale0:00:39 
10Team Saxo Bank0:00:42 
11Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:59 
12Movistar Team0:01:03 
13Team Netapp  
14Katusha Team0:01:14 
15Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:01:17 
16FDJ - Bigmat0:01:21 
17Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:22 
18Lotto Belisol Team0:01:25 
19Lampre - ISD0:01:30 
20Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela0:01:36 
21Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:14 
22Ag2R La Mondiale0:02:18 
Super team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Garmin - Barracuda52 pts
2BMC Racing Team33 
3Orica Greenedge24 
4Radioshack - Nissan23 
5Sky Procycling19 
6Team Saxo Bank17 
7Vacansoleil - DCM Pro C.Team16 
8Rabobank Cycling Team9 
9Liquigas - Cannondale6 
10Astana Pro Team5 
11Omega Pharma - Quickstep5 
12Farnese Vini - Selle Italia1 
13Lampre - ISD  
14Team Netapp  
15Colnago - CSF Inox  
16Movistar Team  
17Katusha Team  
18Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela  
19FDJ - Bigmat  
20Lotto Belisol Team  
21Ag2R La Mondiale  
22Euskaltel - Euskadi  

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