Henderson sprints to victory

De Gendt remains in leader's jersey

Kiwi Greg Henderson (Team Sky) won the sprint finish in Amilly after a high-speed lead-out from teammate Geraint Thomas.

The HTC-Highroad leadout train looked in charge and were riding for Matt Goss in the final kilometre but then Thomas surged off the front with Henderson on his wheel in the tight finishing straight. Henderson started his sprint a little early but dug deep and sustained his speed to hold off the other sprinters who were spread shoulder to shoulder across the road behind him.

He won by a bike length with Goss second, Denis Galimzyanov (Katusha) third, Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Cervelo) fourth and Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) fifth. They were all separated by inches but had been out-powered by the Team Sky duo.

“I had a great lead-out from teammate G (Geraint Thomas),” Henderson said on live television immediately after his victory.

“We were waiting and waiting and then he went with 500 metres to go. I went early at about 250-300 metres but I hung on all the way to the line.

“I was really motivated for this race because I knew that if I got close on each day I could take the yellow jersey. I’m a couple of seconds off but it’s always amazing to win races.”

Stage one winner Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil) made a surprise attack with 1.5km to go but was caught and finished in the main peloton in 41st place. He kept the race leader’s yellow jersey. Henderson is now second overall, at four seconds, with Jérémy Roy (FDJ) third at seven seconds. Goss is fourth at eight seconds, with early breakaway rider Tony Gallopin (Cofidis) fifth also at eight seconds thanks to picking up intermediate time bonuses.

Henderson promised he would try and take the yellow jersey on Tuesday’s hillier stage from Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire to Nuits-Saint-Georges.

“I’ll have a got tomorrow on the final climb and if I make it I’ll make it. If not it’ll be full support for Brad Wiggins and Mick Rogers,” he said.

The 199km stage was troubled by several big-name crashes as cross winds and twisting roads made the riders nervous. Levi Leipheimer (RadioShack), Fränk Schleck (Leopard Trek) and Haussler all took a tumble but finished the stage.

“It was our own fault. There were crashes because we were nervous and scared of the wind,” Henderson said. “In 10km there were maybe 10 crashes. It was just crazy. When the final started it was full gas so it was important to stay at the front as much as possible.”

The early action

The threat of strong side winds and memories of echelons and surprise attacks in recent editions of Paris-Nice meant several teams were on edge about the 199km stage. However the stage started under blue skies, with only slight side winds.

The only rider not to start was Martin Velits (HTC-Highroad) who crashed heavily during stage one. He injured his shoulder and collarbone in the crash.

Several other riders also pulled out during the ride south towards Amilly. Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Saxo Bank-SunGard) retired after a crash and David Moncoutié (Cofidis) climbed off after an hour of racing. He reportedly changed his racing shoes last Thursday and struggled in the final part of Sunday’s stage with a knee problem.

The stage was widely expected to finish in a sprint but the break of the day formed almost immediately when Yoann Offredo (FDJ), Maxime Bouet (AG2R) and Tony Gallopin (Cofidis) jumped away. Offredo and Gallopin were both ‘enfant du pays’, with the stage going through Gallopin’s home town of Dourdan and a little later past Savigny-sur-Orge, where Offredo was born.

The trio took the time bonuses and points at the first intermediate sprint after 66km, as the gap continued to grow. Surprisingly Offredo then sat up and drifted back to the bunch but Gallopin and Bouet carried on, pushing their lead to 6:15 at the feed zone after 93km.

Crashes and a level crossing

Team Sky hit the front to try and split the peloton at this point as the winds picked up. Romain Sicard (Euskaltel-Euskadi) was one of those dropped but the peloton was soon back together as the wind eased. Vacansoleil-DCM kept the tempo constant after that and gave De Gendt a clever one-man lead out so that he could pick up the final one-second time bonus.

More crashes and a closed level crossing disrupted the chase and provided some mid-stage entertainment as the peloton played cat and mouse with the break.

The peloton actually caught up with Gallopin and Bouet at the level crossing but race officials allowed the two to start 45 seconds ahead of the peloton to re-establish their original gap. The peloton tried to set off a little early and swarmed around the race director’s car but Gallopin and Bouet also used the slipstream of the race motorbikes to get going again.

The break eventually ran out of steam after 166km when Gallopin sat up. A few kilometres later Bouet eased up too, leaving the peloton all back together with just over 30km to race.

Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Cervelo) and Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) were caught up in crashes caused by the slight side winds and twisting roads. Both got back up and chased back on but the string of crashes raised the tension in the peloton.

Alexandre Vinokourov and his Astana teammates decided to advantage of the nervousness with a combined attack on a slight rise with 15km to go.

Tomas Vaitkus did a massive turn on the front and then Vino and Rémy Di Gregorio took over. The peloton split into three parts, causing more panic, but then the Movistar team took over and the Astana aggression fizzled out. The only victim of the fast finale was Luis Leon Sanchez (Rabobank). He punctured but it was inside the final three kilometres and so he was given the same time as the leaders.

HTC-Highroad moved to the front as Vacansoleil-DCM looked after De Gendt in the finale but they seemed to lack the power to string out the peloton. De Gendt’s late attack confirmed it, giving courage to Thomas and Henderson.

Team Sky struggled to get their lead out right in 2010, with other teams often taking advantage of their work. This year they seem to have turned the tables on their rivals and have already won four sprint finishes.

Full Results
1Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling5:00:56 
2Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
3Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team  
4Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
5Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale  
6Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
7Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
8Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team  
9Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana  
10Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
11Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
12Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
13Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
14Robert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShack  
15Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
16Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek  
17Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
18Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
19Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
20Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar  
21Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
22Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
23Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
24Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
25Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
26Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
27Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
28Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
29Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana  
30Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team  
31Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team  
32Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team  
33Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling  
34Laurent Didier (Lux) Saxo Bank Sungard  
35Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
36Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
37Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack  
38Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
39Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar  
40Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
41Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
42Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team  
43Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack  
44Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
45Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
46Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale  
47Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team  
48Renaud Dion (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
49Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana  
50Bart De Clercq (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
51Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek  
52Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
53Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
54Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
55Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
56Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
57Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
58Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
59Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ  
60José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team  
61Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
62Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
63Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
64Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
65Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana  
66Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
67Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana  
68Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team  
69Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
70Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team  
71Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
72Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
73Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
74Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ  
75Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
76Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ  
77Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale  
78Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard  
79Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
80Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
81Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
82Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ  
83Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
84Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
85Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
86Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
87Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek  
88Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
89Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team  
90Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling  
91Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
92Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek  
93Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling  
94Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ  
95Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
96Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
97Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad  
98Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
99Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
100Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
101Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar  
102Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar  
103Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
104Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team  
105Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team  
106Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
107Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team  
108Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
109Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
110Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
111Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
112Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
113Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
114Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
115Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad  
116Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana  
117Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
118Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling  
119Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling  
120Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
121Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team  
122Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Katusha Team  
123Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
124Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team  
125Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack  
126Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
127Francesco Reda (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
128Leif Hoste (Bel) Katusha Team  
129Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ  
130Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
131Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad  
132Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
133Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
134Eric Berthou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
135Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
136Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
137Bruno Pires (Por) Leopard Trek  
138Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack  
139Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek  
140Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack  
141Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
142Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
143Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
144Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack  
145Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
146Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
147Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
148David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
149José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:14 
150Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad0:00:18 
151Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:01 
152Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
153Brice Feillu (Fra) Leopard Trek  
154Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
155Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
156Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad  
157Mads Christensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
158Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack  
159Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
160Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ  
161Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
162Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
163Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar  
164Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
165Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek  
166Óscar Pujol Muñoz (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
167Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar  
168Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:00 
169Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:24 
170Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:03:19 
171Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
172Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
173Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
DNFDavid Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
DNFLucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard  
DNSMartin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad  
Sprint 1 - Pussay, 66km
1Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne3pts
2Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ2 
3Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
Sprint 2 - Varennes-Changy, 153km
1Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne3pts
2Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
3Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
Points
1Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling25pts
2Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad22 
3Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team20 
4Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo18 
5Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale16 
6Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team15 
7Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto14 
8Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team13 
9Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana12 
10Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team11 
11Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo10 
12Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale9 
13Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team8 
14Robert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShack7 
15Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale6 
16Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek5 
17Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team4 
18Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller3 
19Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2 
20Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar1 
Young riders
1Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad5:00:56 
2Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team  
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale  
4Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
5Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
6Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
7Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
8Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana  
9Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team  
10Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling  
11Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
12Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
13Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
14Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale  
15Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana  
16Bart De Clercq (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
17Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
18Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
19Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
20Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
21Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
22Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ  
23Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale  
24Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
25Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
26Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
27Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
28Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
29Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad  
30Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
31Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
32Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
33Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
34Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
35Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ0:01:01 
36Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
37Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar  
38Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:24 
Teams
1Liquigas-Cannondale15:02:48 
2Quick Step Cycling Team  
3Team Garmin - Cervelo  
4Vacansoleil-DCM  
5Pro Team Astana  
6Bretagne - Schuller  
7Euskaltel - Euskadi  
8Team Radioshack  
9Team Europcar  
10Omega Pharma - Lotto  
11Ag2R La Mondiale  
12BMC Racing Team  
13Movistar Team  
14Sky Procycling  
15Katusha Team  
16Lampre - ISD  
17HTC - Highroad  
18Team Leopard-Trek  
19Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne  
20FDJ  
21Rabobank Cycling Team  
22Saxo Bank Sungard  
General classification after stage 2
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team9:05:48 
2Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling0:00:04 
3Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ0:00:07 
4Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad0:00:08 
5Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
6Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:10 
7Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team  
8Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek0:00:12 
9Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:13 
10Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:14 
11Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
12Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
13Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
14Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek  
15Robert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShack  
16Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
17Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
18Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
19Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
20Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
21Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
22Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack  
23Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
24Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team  
25Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana  
26Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team  
27Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana  
28Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar  
29Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek  
30Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
31Renaud Dion (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
32Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
33Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana  
34Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team  
35Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
36Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
37Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling  
38Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ  
39Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
40Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ  
41Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
42Laurent Didier (Lux) Saxo Bank Sungard  
43Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
44Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
45Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale  
46Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana  
47Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling  
48Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard  
49Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
50Bart De Clercq (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
51Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
52Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
53Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek  
54Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ  
55Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
56Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
57Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
58Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
59Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
60Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ  
61Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team  
62Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
63José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team  
64Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
65Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar  
66Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
67Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack  
68Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana  
69Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
70Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
71Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
72Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
73Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad  
74Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
75Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
76Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
77Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
78Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
79Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
80Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
81Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
82Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
83Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling  
84Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team  
85Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
86Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
87Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
88Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team  
89Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale  
90Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team  
91Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
92Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar  
93Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
94Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team  
95Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
96Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling  
97Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
98Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
99Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
100Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
101Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
102Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
103Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana  
104Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
105Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
106Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team  
107Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
108Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar  
109Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
110Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
111Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
112Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
113Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
114Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling  
115Francesco Reda (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
116Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
117Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
118Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team  
119Bruno Pires (Por) Leopard Trek  
120Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Katusha Team  
121Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ  
122Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
123Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack  
124Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
125Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek  
126Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad  
127Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
128Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
129Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack  
130Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
131Leif Hoste (Bel) Katusha Team  
132Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
133Eric Berthou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
134David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
135Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:35 
136Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team0:00:37 
137Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team  
138Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:06 
139Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:08 
140Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
141Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack  
142Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:12 
143Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
144Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ0:01:13 
145Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek0:01:15 
146Brice Feillu (Fra) Leopard Trek  
147Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad  
148Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
149Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar  
150Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
151Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad0:01:26 
152Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack0:01:30 
153Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:38 
154Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:01:43 
155José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:48 
156Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack0:02:09 
157Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
158Mads Christensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
159Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:02:44 
160Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad0:04:01 
161Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
162Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:04:27 
163Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:06:54 
164Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:07:20 
165Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:08:34 
166Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team  
167Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
168Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
169Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:09:35 
170Óscar Pujol Muñoz (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
171Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:10:35 
172Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:11:53 
173Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
Points classification
1Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling41pts
2Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo38 
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale34 
4Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad30 
5Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team29 
6Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team28 
7Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team24 
8Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ23 
9Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto21 
10Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team20 
11Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team19 
12Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek19 
13Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek17 
14Robert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShack16 
15Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team13 
16Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne12 
17Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana12 
18Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo10 
19Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller9 
20Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale9 
21Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne6 
22Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale6 
23Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ5 
24Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD4 
25Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team4 
26Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar3 
27Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller3 
28Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
29Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
30Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
31Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ2 
32Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ1 
33Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar1 
Mountains classification
1Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar4pts
2Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
3Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
Young riders classification
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team9:05:48 
2Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad0:00:08 
3Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
4Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team0:00:10 
5Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:14 
6Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
7Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
8Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana  
9Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana  
10Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
11Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
12Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling  
13Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ  
14Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale  
15Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
16Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
17Bart De Clercq (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
18Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
19Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
20Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
21Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
22Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
23Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad  
24Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
25Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale  
26Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
27Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
28Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
29Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
30Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
31Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
32Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team0:00:37 
33Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:06 
34Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:12 
35Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar  
36Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ0:01:13 
37Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:38 
38Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:08:34 
Teams classification
1Vacansoleil-DCM27:18:06 
2Liquigas-Cannondale  
3Quick Step Cycling Team  
4Team Leopard-Trek  
5Team Garmin - Cervelo  
6FDJ  
7Bretagne - Schuller  
8Pro Team Astana  
9Sky Procycling  
10Euskaltel - Euskadi  
11Team Radioshack  
12HTC - Highroad  
13Team Europcar  
14Rabobank Cycling Team  
15Omega Pharma - Lotto  
16Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne  
17Ag2R La Mondiale  
18BMC Racing Team  
19Saxo Bank Sungard  
20Movistar Team  
21Katusha Team  
22Lampre - ISD  
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