Sagan wins his second stage with audacious attack

Contador loses two seconds, but retains overall lead

Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Doimo) won the 157km fifth stage of Paris-Nice between Pernes-les-Fontaines and Aix-en-Provence. The Slovakian neo-pro won his second stage of the race in just five days, with an audacious attack with three kilometres to go. Mirco Lorenzetto (Lampre) and Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) failed to catch him before the line and rounded out the top three.

Alberto Contador (Astana) finished two seconds down, in tenth place, with the majority of favourites, and retained his overall lead.

“It was a terrible stage," Contador said. " We tried to control the breaks for 100 kms but it’s impossible for one team to control a race like Paris-Nice. Sagan is a very strong rider and I’m sure he will very quickly be a rival to watch in future races. Tomorrow is another hard stage with 220 kms. I may be the one in the yellow jersey but I’m not the only one who can do something tomorrow.”

After the cold conditions of the last few days, the fifth stage begun in perfect sunshine and despite yesterday’s efforts into Mende, the peloton was in no mood to relax and chased each of the attacks. Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step) was the first rider to break clear and was quickly joined by four other riders. However the Astana-led bunch were intent on keeping things together with the second hour of racing rattled off at 45km/h.

The pace proved too hot for some, including Tony Martin (HTC-Columbia) who was over six minutes down with over 100 kilometres still to race.

With around 50 kilometres to go, Carlos Barredo (Quick Step), Volodymir Gustov (Cervélo) and Sylvain Calzati (Team Sky) broke free and the trio soon became a foursome with Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) joining in the action.

The leaders sped on and their advantage peaked at 1:20 before a combination of Astana, Caisse d'Epargne and Euskaltel - Euskadi began to work together. As the lead began to slip Taaramae sat up, happy to have secured the final mountain points.

With 25 kilometres remaining and the break almost in sight, Ag2R moved to the front and set what looked like a furious pace in order to set up Nicolas Roche for a sprint. The pace was too high for many, with Levi Leipheimer (RadioShack) one of many casualties, along with an unfortunate Thomas Voeckler (BBox Bouygues Telecom) who punctured and was forced to take a teammate’s bike.

With Cyril Dessel and Dimitri Champion leading Ag2R aggressive pace the stage looked set for a sprint finish but with three kilometres to go the front group of about 50 riders was forced to take a swift left-hand bend before a sharp climb.

It was another Frenchman, Christophe Le Mevel (Francaise Des Jeux), who was first to attack as the peloton slowed. He got a small gap but Sagan was the first to respond, catching the Frenchman and then launching himself up the road and cresting the top of the climb alone.

The powerful Slovak had the strength to stay clear on the run in and despite brave attempts from David Millar (Garmin-Transitions), Roche, and a final surge to the line from Valverde, Sagan hung on for his second win of the race and his blossoming career.

Full Results
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas - Doimo3:34:15 
2Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini0:00:02 
3Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
4Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux  
5Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
6Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
7Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi  
8Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
9Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
10Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana  
11Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
12Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha  
13Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha  
14Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
15Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
16Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank  
17Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step  
18Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux  
19Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi  
20David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions  
21Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas - Doimo  
22Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step  
23Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
24Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
25Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
26Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
27Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:25 
28Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
29Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
30Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank  
31Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step  
32Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack  
33Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
34Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini  
35Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
36Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
37Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
38Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Liquigas - Doimo  
39Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas - Doimo  
40Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
41Laurent Didier (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
42Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack  
43Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
44Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo  
45Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia  
46Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
47Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux0:00:44 
48Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:46 
49Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi  
50Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana  
51Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana  
52Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:08 
53Mickael Cherel (Fra) Française des Jeux  
54Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi  
55Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
56Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:32 
57Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini0:01:44 
58Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack0:01:58 
59Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:02:36 
60Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
61Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
62Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack  
63Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
64Chris Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
65Yury Trofimov (Rus) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
66Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank  
67Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
68Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
69Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha  
70Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux  
71Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha  
72Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
73Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux  
74Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha  
75Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank  
76Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
77David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
78Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini  
79Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack  
80Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
81Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack  
82Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions  
83Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
84Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
85Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
86Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervélo Test Team  
87Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
88Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi  
89Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
90Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
91David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - Farnese Vini  
92Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
93Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana  
94Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
95Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha  
96Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
97Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step  
98Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi  
99William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:03:57 
100Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:03:58 
101Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
102Gregory Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:16:50 
103Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
104Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
105Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
106Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Astana  
107Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank  
108Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
109Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
110Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
111Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
112Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
113Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
114Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux  
115Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervélo Test Team  
116Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux  
117Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
118Bjorn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
119Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Astana  
120Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
121Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
122José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
123Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana  
124Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
125Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana  
126Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo  
127Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
128Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale  
129Jeremy Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
130Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
131Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
132Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
133Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
134Mickaël Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
135Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank  
136Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
137Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha  
138Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini  
139Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
140Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
141Nicolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
142Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
143Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
144Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
145Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
146Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi  
147Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
148Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo Test Team  
149Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
150Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack  
151Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskatltel - Euskadi  
152Ted King (USA) Cervélo Test Team  
153Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
154Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
155Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
156David Le Lay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
157Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas - Doimo  
158Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
159André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
160Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
161Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
DNFBorut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
DNFDennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank  
DNFDaniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
DNFFrancesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo  
DNSSerge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
Sprint 1 - Lourmarin, 94.5km
1Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom3pts
2Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2 
3David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions1 
Sprint 2 - Rognes (D.543-D.15), 110.5km
1Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervélo Test Team3pts
2Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team2 
3Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step1 
Finish - Aix-En-Provence, 157.0km
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas - Doimo25pts
2Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini22 
3Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne20 
4Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux18 
5Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank16 
6Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team15 
7Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi14 
8Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale13 
9Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia12 
10Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana11 
11Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom10 
12Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha9 
13Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha8 
14Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun7 
15Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto6 
16Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank5 
17Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step4 
18Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux3 
19Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi2 
20David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions1 
Mountain 1 - Col de Murs (Cat. 2) 40.0km
1Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale7pts
2Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne5 
3Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team3 
4Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack2 
5David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1 
Mountain 2 - Côte de Lacoste (Cat. 3) 75.5km
1Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom4pts
2Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
3Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1 
Mountain 3 - Côte de Bonnieux (Cat. 3) 84.5km
1Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom4pts
2Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2 
3Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1 
Mountain 4 - Côte de Saint-Canadet (Cat. 3) 127.0km
1Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne4pts
2Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team2 
3Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervélo Test Team1 
Young rider
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas - Doimo3:34:15 
2Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:02 
3Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
4Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
5Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank  
6Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas - Doimo  
7Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
8Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:25 
9Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
10Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step  
11Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
12Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia  
13Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux0:00:44 
14Mickael Cherel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:01:08 
15Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:02:36 
16Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
17Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux  
18Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack  
19Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
20Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions  
21Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
22Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi  
23Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
24Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
25Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:16:50 
26Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
27Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
28Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo  
29Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
30Mickaël Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
31Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank  
32Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
33Nicolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
34Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
35Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskatltel - Euskadi  
36Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
37Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
2Quick Step0:00:02 
3Team Saxo Bank  
4Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
5Française des Jeux0:00:21 
6Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:23 
7Ag2R-La Mondiale0:00:25 
9Garmin - Transitions  
10Caisse d'Epargne0:00:45 
12Lampre - Farnese Vini0:01:44 
13Team Katusha0:02:13 
14Team RadioShack0:02:21 
16Omega Pharma - Lotto  
17Team HTC - Columbia  
18Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:04:47 
19Sky Professional Cycling Team  
21Cervélo Test Team  
22Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:35:49 
General classification after stage 5
1Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana20:41:40 
2Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:20 
3Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas - Doimo0:00:25 
4Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:26 
5Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi0:00:29 
6Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:00:34 
7Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha0:00:36 
8Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas - Doimo0:00:42 
9David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions0:01:02 
10Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:01:06 
11Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:01:15 
12Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:01:16 
13Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:22 
14Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step0:01:27 
15Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:01:30 
16Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:01:32 
17Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack0:01:56 
18Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:58 
19Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:02 
20Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:02:05 
21Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:02:22 
22Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:02:30 
23Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step0:02:59 
24Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:03:18 
25Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo0:03:19 
26Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:03:22 
27Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:03:39 
28Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:03:48 
29Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha0:03:52 
30Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack0:03:57 
31Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux0:04:03 
32Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Liquigas - Doimo0:04:07 
33Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana0:04:12 
34Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:20 
35Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervélo Test Team0:04:21 
36Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:04:28 
37Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia0:04:35 
38David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:04:47 
39Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini0:04:51 
40Mickael Cherel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:04:58 
41Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:05:10 
42Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank0:05:42 
43Yury Trofimov (Rus) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:05:46 
44Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
45Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:05:52 
46Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:05:54 
47Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:05:56 
48Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana0:05:57 
49Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha0:06:02 
50Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux0:06:40 
51Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:06:43 
52Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack0:06:58 
53Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step0:07:29 
54Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step0:07:45 
55Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha0:07:54 
56Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi0:07:57 
57Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux0:08:00 
58Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:08:11 
59Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step0:08:13 
60Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:08:23 
61Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions0:08:24 
62Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha0:08:27 
63Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha0:08:33 
64Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack0:08:45 
65Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini0:08:51 
66Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi0:08:52 
67Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:09:14 
68Laurent Didier (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:09:20 
69Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:10:55 
70Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas - Doimo0:11:06 
71Chris Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:11:37 
72Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini0:11:39 
73Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank0:11:41 
74Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi0:11:58 
75Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:12:08 
76Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:12:18 
77Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi0:12:52 
78Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:13:11 
79Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi0:13:18 
80William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:13:23 
81Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux0:13:41 
82Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:13:57 
83David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - Farnese Vini0:13:59 
84Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana0:15:12 
85Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:15:36 
86Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:16:00 
87Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions0:16:16 
88Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:16:28 
89Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:16:31 
90Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:16:35 
91Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank0:16:58 
92Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:17:06 
93Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack0:18:13 
94Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskatltel - Euskadi0:18:33 
95Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack0:18:38 
96Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:19:15 
97Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:20:05 
98Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:20:34 
99Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:21:03 
100Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini0:21:18 
101Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia0:21:34 
102Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:21:49 
103Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha0:22:08 
104Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:22:19 
105Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:22:38 
106Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:22:52 
107José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:22:55 
108Mickaël Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:24:10 
109David Le Lay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:25:16 
110Gregory Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:25:18 
111Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:25:20 
112Jeremy Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:26:12 
113Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:27:07 
114Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:27:08 
115Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervélo Test Team0:27:17 
116Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:27:19 
117Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:27:50 
118Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank0:28:51 
119Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:29:11 
120Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:29:57 
121Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:30:08 
122Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo Test Team0:30:35 
123André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:30:44 
124Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:30:45 
125Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack0:30:56 
126Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:30:59 
127Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale0:31:15 
128Nicolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step0:31:25 
129Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:31:41 
130Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:31:47 
131Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:31:48 
132Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:31:49 
133Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank0:32:00 
134Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Astana0:32:38 
135Ted King (USA) Cervélo Test Team0:33:05 
136Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions0:33:36 
137Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi0:34:04 
138Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo0:34:20 
139Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:35:24 
140Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank0:35:31 
141Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux0:35:34 
142Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:36:52 
143Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:37:24 
144Bjorn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:37:27 
145Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini0:37:41 
146Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana0:38:10 
147Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux0:38:18 
148Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana0:38:59 
149Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:39:05 
150Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Astana0:39:10 
151Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas - Doimo0:39:44 
152Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:40:30 
153Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:40:57 
154Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:41:54 
155Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:43:35 
156Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step0:47:18 
157Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank0:47:39 
158Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:49:11 
159Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:52:04 
160Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:56:09 
161Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:56:29 
Points classification
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas - Doimo89pts
2Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank80 
3Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana73 
4Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne63 
5Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini58 
6Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne54 
7Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale52 
8Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha51 
9Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank41 
10Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas - Doimo39 
11Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi34 
12David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions29 
13Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha29 
14Jeremy Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun29 
15Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux28 
16Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha28 
17Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne28 
18Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia28 
19Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi27 
20William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom25 
21Gregory Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team25 
22Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team24 
23Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom21 
24Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack20 
25Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team18 
26Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux18 
27Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun17 
28Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team17 
29Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank16 
30Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step15 
31Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini15 
32Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha15 
33Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto14 
34Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano14 
35Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun13 
36Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team12 
37Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia12 
38Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne11 
39Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack10 
40Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom10 
41Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano9 
42Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana9 
43Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano8 
44Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervélo Test Team8 
45Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne7 
46Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha7 
47Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux6 
48Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano6 
49Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun6 
50Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team6 
51Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team5 
52Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team5 
53Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5 
54Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack5 
55Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions4 
56Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi3 
57Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto3 
58Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank3 
59Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2 
60Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step2 
61Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team2 
62Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank2 
63Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano2 
64David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1 
65Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step1 
66Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1 
67Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano1 
68Nicolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step1 
69Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo1 
70Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1 
Mountains classification
1Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne21pts
2Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun18 
3Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano14 
4Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana13 
5Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun11 
6Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom10 
7Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne10 
8Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto10 
9Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale7 
10Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale7 
11Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team7 
12Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha7 
13Nicolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step7 
14Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi6 
15Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team6 
16Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas - Doimo5 
17Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana5 
18Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano5 
19Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi5 
20Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne4 
21Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom4 
22Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank4 
23Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom3 
24Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
25David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2 
26Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
27Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano2 
28Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini2 
29Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team2 
30Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack2 
31Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia2 
32Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas - Doimo1 
33Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto1 
34Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1 
35Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervélo Test Team1 
36Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1 
37Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo1 
38Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1 
Young rider classification
1Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas - Doimo20:42:05 
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas - Doimo0:00:17 
3Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:00:41 
4Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:51 
5Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:37 
6Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:02:05 
7Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step0:02:34 
8Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:02:57 
9Mickael Cherel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:04:33 
10Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:21 
11Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:05:27 
12Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:05:31 
13Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux0:07:35 
14Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions0:07:59 
15Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack0:08:20 
16Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank0:11:16 
17Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi0:12:53 
18Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux0:13:16 
19Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:15:11 
20Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:15:35 
21Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions0:15:51 
22Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:16:03 
23Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:16:41 
24Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskatltel - Euskadi0:18:08 
25Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:19:40 
26Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:20:38 
27Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia0:21:09 
28Mickaël Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:23:45 
29Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:26:42 
30Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:27:25 
31Nicolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step0:31:00 
32Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:31:24 
33Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank0:31:35 
34Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo0:33:55 
35Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank0:35:06 
36Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:41:29 
37Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:48:46 
Teams classification
1Caisse d'Epargne62:09:05 
3Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:59 
4Française Des Jeux0:01:07 
5Ag2R-La Mondiale0:01:08 
6Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:34 
7Team Saxo Bank0:02:46 
8Garmin - Transitions0:02:58 
9Team RadioShack0:03:02 
11Team Katusha0:05:15 
12Quick Step0:05:57 
13Omega Pharma - Lotto0:06:07 
14Lampre - Farnese Vini0:06:53 
15Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:07:01 
17Cervélo Test Team0:10:31 
18Sky Professional Cycling Team0:11:22 
20Team HTC - Columbia0:18:19 
22Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:46:20 

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