Voeckler victorious in Belleville

De Gendt retakes yellow jersey with daring ride

Once again at Paris-Nice the long breakaway foiled the best efforts of the sprinters, as French champion Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) won stage four from a four-man break in Belleville.

Voeckler outkicked Rémi Pauriol (FDJ), Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Rémy Di Gregorio (Astana) for the victory, while Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Cervelo) won the field sprint for fifth place 13 seconds later. The quartet were the four survivors of a five-man break which was on the attack for nearly the entire 191km stage.

"I'm so happy it worked out today," Voeckler said. "The stage win was my only goal. I didn't break away for the polka dot jersey, I won it at Paris-Nice in 2007 and it didn't change my life.

"I'll give my best until the end but this Paris-Nice is already a successful one for me. Now I can definitely say that I'm having my best early season ever."

One day after surrendering his leader's jersey to Matt Goss (HTC-Highroad), De Gendt rode himself back into the yellow jersey in an improbable break which lasted nearly the entire stage. The 24-year-old Belgian won both of the intermediate sprints en route to the finish, picked up bonus seconds at the finish line and bested the peloton by 13 seconds to secure a return to the leader's jersey. De Gendt now leads breakaway companion Voeckler by 10 seconds and Pauriol by 16 seconds overall.

Overnight leader Goss dropped to fourth overall, 16 seconds back.

"I hope I'll recover from that by tomorrow," De Gendt said. "Stage 5 is very serious one. When the climbs have a gradient of 6 or 7 percent, that's no problem for me, but we'll face 10 percent, so I don't know if I can survive. I hope I will. I'm also confident of doing a decent time trial. If it's the case, then I'll target the top 10."

The early bird gets the jersey

The day's aggression began very early in the stage as none other than former race leader Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM), second overall on general classification at the start of the day, went on the attack after just 6km of racing. The Belgian was soon joined by a pair of Frenchmen, Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) and Rémi Pauriol (FDJ), and the trio became a quintet as Francis De Greef (Omega Pharma-Lotto) and Rémy Di Gregorio (Astana) bridged to the leaders 15km into the day's action.

The riders faced the hilliest day of Paris-Nice thus far, with seven categorised climbs (three category 2, four category 3 ascents) on tap, and Pauriol took advantage of the opportunity to ride himself into the mountains classification lead, held by Finland's Jussi Veikkanen (Omega Pharma-Lotto) at the start of the stage. De Gendt was the first over the stage's opening climb, the category 2 Col de Grand-Vent at 17km, but Pauriol prevailed on the remaining six ascents to acquire 30 points and the polka-dot jersey at the stage finish in Belleville.

De Gendt, who started the day only two seconds behind race leader Matt Goss (HTC-Highroad) on general classification, took top honours at the day's first sprint in Lamure-sur-Azergues at 82km which gave the Belgian a crucial three-second time bonus, moving him one second ahead of Goss overall.

The five escapees pushed out a maximum advantage of 5:15, but De Gendt's presence in the break ensured that they would be kept in check. Additionally, Voeckler, Pauriol and Di Gregorio were also GC threats, as each started the day just 16 seconds down on Goss.

As they crested the final categorised climb, the Col de Fontmartin, the break's advantage had been reduced to 1:17 by a Liquigas-Cannondale-led peloton with 35km remaining. Undaunted, the escapees pressed onwards in their attempt to steal stage honours from the peloton. De Greef, however, fell off the pace with 17.2km to on the uncategorised rollers in the race finale leaving Voeckler, De Gendt, Pauriol and Di Gregorio a man down.

The remaining quartet up front continued to dig deep, with De Gendt again first across the sprint line at Fleurie with 15km remaining, placing him four seconds ahead of Goss on general classification with the three-second time bonus.

The peloton ever-so-gradually chipped away at the break's lead, but the escapees still held a one-minute advantage with 10km to the finish. Under the impetus of Sky, Garmin-Cervelo and Rabobank, the break's lead was reduced to 35 seconds with 4km remaining, but the four refused to yield.

As they passed under the flamme rouge, the break still held a 23-second margin over the peloton and amazingly they held on through to the finish line, with French champion Voeckler taking a well-earned stage victory, his first-ever at Paris-Nice.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar5:04:20 
2Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ  
3Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
4Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana  
5Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:13 
6Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale  
7Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
8Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
9Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
10Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
11Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team  
12Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
13Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team  
14Francesco Reda (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
15Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
16Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ  
17Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Movistar Team  
18Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
19Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
20Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack  
21Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
22Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
23Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
24Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack  
25Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek  
26Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad  
27Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
28Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
29Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
30Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
31Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ  
32Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana  
33Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
34Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
35Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
36Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack  
37Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar  
38Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar  
39Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
40David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
41Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek  
42Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
43Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale  
44Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
45Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
46Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana  
47Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
48Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack  
49Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
50Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
51Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
52Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack  
53Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team  
54Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek  
55Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
56Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana  
57Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
58Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek  
59Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
60Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
61Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling  
62Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
63Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
64Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
65Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team  
66Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team  
67Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
68Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team  
69Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
70Bart De Clercq (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
71Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
72Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
73Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
74Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad  
75Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
76Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling  
77Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
78Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
79Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
80Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
81Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
82Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard  
83Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
84Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
85Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
86Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek  
87Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team  
88Bruno Pires (Por) Leopard Trek  
89Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
90Laurent Didier (Lux) Saxo Bank Sungard  
91Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
92Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack  
93Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
94Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
95Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling  
96Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
97Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
98Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ  
99Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale  
100Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team  
101Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
102Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
103Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Katusha Team  
104Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
105Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
106Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team  
107Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
108Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ  
109Eric Berthou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
110Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
111Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ  
112Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack  
113Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
114Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
115Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
116Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
117Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
118Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:33 
119Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:43 
120Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:50 
121Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad0:13:10 
122Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad  
123Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
124Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team  
125Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
126Mads Christensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
127Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana  
128Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana  
129Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team  
130Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
131Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
132Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
133Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
134José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team  
135Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
136Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
137Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
138Renaud Dion (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
139Robert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShack  
140Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling  
141Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar  
142Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar  
143Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
144Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
145Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar  
146Brice Feillu (Fra) Leopard Trek  
147Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad  
148Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling  
149Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek  
150Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
151Leif Hoste (Bel) Katusha Team  
152Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
153Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
154Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
155Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
156Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
157Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ  
158José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Movistar Team  
159Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
160Óscar Pujol Muñoz (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
161Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
162Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
163Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling  
164Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
165Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
166Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team  
167Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team0:26:36 
168Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
DNFDenis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team  
DNSGert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
DNSNikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
Sprint 1 - Lamure-Sur-Azergues, 82km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team3 pts
2Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar2 
3Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ1 
Sprint 2 - Fleurie, 175km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team3 pts
2Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar2 
3Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ1 
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar25 pts
2Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ22 
3Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team20 
4Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana18 
5Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo16 
6Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale15 
7Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team14 
8Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne13 
9Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD12 
10Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team11 
11Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team10 
12Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto9 
13Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team8 
14Francesco Reda (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team7 
15Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana6 
16Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ5 
17Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Movistar Team4 
18Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana3 
19Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2 
20Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack1 
Mountain 1 - Col De Grand-Vent (Cat 2) 17km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team7 pts
2Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ5 
3Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana3 
4Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar2 
5Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
Mountain 2 - Cote De Propieres (Cat 3) 56km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ4 pts
2Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana2 
3Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
Mountain 3 - Col Des Ecorbans (Cat 3) 65km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ4 pts
2Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana2 
3Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
Mountain 4 - Col Du Joncin (Cat 2) 95km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ7 pts
2Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana5 
3Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
4Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
5Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar1 
Mountain 5 - Cote De Regnie-Durette (Cat 3) 129km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ4 pts
2Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana2 
3Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
Mountain 6 - Col Du Fut D'Avenas (Cat 2) 146km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ7 pts
2Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana5 
3Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
4Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
5Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar1 
Mountain 7 - Col De Fontmartin (Cat 3) 156km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ4 pts
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
3Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar1 
Young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team5:04:20 
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:13 
3Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ  
4Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
5Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad  
6Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
7Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
8Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ  
9Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana  
10Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
11Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale  
12Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
13Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana  
14Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
15Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
16Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
17Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
18Bart De Clercq (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
19Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
20Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
21Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
22Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
23Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
24Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale  
25Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
26Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
27Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
28Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:13:10 
29Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
30Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
31Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling  
32Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
33Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar  
34Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team  
DNFDenis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team  
DNSNikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pro Team Astana15:13:26 
2FDJ  
3Team Europcar  
4Vacansoleil - DCM Procycling Team  
5Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne0:00:13 
6Movistar Team  
7Quick Step Cycling Team  
8Team RadioShack  
9Lampre - ISD  
10BMC Racing Team  
11Euskaltel - Euskadi  
12Team Garmin - Cervelo  
13Team Leopard - Trek  
14HTC - Highroad  
15Rabobank Cycling Team  
16Liquigas - Cannondale  
17Omega Pharma - Lotto  
18AG2R - La mondiale  
19Katusha Team  
20Sky Procycling  
21Saxo Bank SunGard  
22Bretagne - Schuller  
General classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team19:26:46 
2Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:10 
3Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ0:00:16 
4Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad0:00:21 
5Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana0:00:24 
6Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:27 
7Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ0:00:30 
8Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:31 
9Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:32 
10Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek0:00:35 
11Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:36 
12Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
13Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:37 
14Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team  
15Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
16Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack  
17Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
18Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Movistar Team  
19Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek  
20Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ  
21Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana  
22Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
23Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale  
24Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana  
25Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
26Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
27Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
28Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
29Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack  
30Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
31Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek  
32Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
33Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
34Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team  
35Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling  
36Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
37Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard  
38Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
39Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
40Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad  
41Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
42Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team  
43Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
44Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
45Laurent Didier (Lux) Saxo Bank Sungard  
46Francesco Reda (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
47Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
48Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana  
49Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
50Bart De Clercq (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
51Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team  
52Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
53Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
54Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
55Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team  
56Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
57Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
58Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
59Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale  
60Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling  
61Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team  
62Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
63Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ  
64Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
65Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
66Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling  
67Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
68Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar  
69Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
70Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
71Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
72Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
73Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
74Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale  
75David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
76Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
77Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
78Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack  
79Bruno Pires (Por) Leopard Trek  
80Eric Berthou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
81Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
82Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
83Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team  
84Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
85Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack  
86Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
87Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
88Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Katusha Team  
89Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
90Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek  
91Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
92Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ  
93Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team  
94Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
95Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
96Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:57 
97Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:29 
98Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:31 
99Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack  
100Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:35 
101Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ0:01:36 
102Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:38 
103Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad  
104Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
105Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack0:01:53 
106Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:02:01 
107Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:32 
108Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack  
109Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:04:24 
110Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:06:57 
111Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
112Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:07:04 
113Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek0:07:58 
114Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:08:57 
115Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
116Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:09:34 
117Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:09:58 
118Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:10:58 
119Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:12:16 
120Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling0:13:24 
121Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ0:13:29 
122Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:13:33 
123Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana0:13:34 
124Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
125Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling  
126Renaud Dion (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
127Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
128Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
129Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar  
130Robert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShack  
131Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
132Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
133Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana  
134Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad  
135Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
136Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
137Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
138Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
139Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
140Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
141Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
142Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
143Leif Hoste (Bel) Katusha Team  
144Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team0:13:57 
145Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:14:03 
146Brice Feillu (Fra) Leopard Trek0:14:35 
147Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
148Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:15:03 
149José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Movistar Team0:15:08 
150Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:16:04 
151Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:16:05 
152Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad0:17:21 
153Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek0:19:54 
154José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team  
155Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar  
156Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:20:02 
157Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling  
158Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:20:14 
159Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team0:20:17 
160Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:20:21 
161Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar0:20:58 
162Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad0:21:06 
163Mads Christensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:21:49 
164Óscar Pujol Muñoz (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:25:26 
165Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:27:00 
166Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team  
167Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team0:28:22 
168Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD0:31:33 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo76 pts
2Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling56 
3Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team55 
4Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad55 
5Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team54 
6Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale49 
7Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team44 
8Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team41 
9Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto30 
10Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar29 
11Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ29 
12Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne25 
13Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ23 
14Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana22 
15Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD20 
16Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale20 
17Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek19 
18Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana18 
19Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek17 
20Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD17 
21Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling16 
22Robert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShack16 
23Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale14 
24Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo10 
25Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller9 
26Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne8 
27Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team8 
28Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ7 
29Francesco Reda (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team7 
30Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ7 
31Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad7 
32Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne6 
33Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana6 
34Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale6 
35Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar5 
36Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ5 
37Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team5 
38Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Movistar Team4 
39Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar3 
40Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD3 
41Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana3 
42Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
43Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller3 
44Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
45Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
46Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
47Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack1 
48Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team1 
49Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller1 
50Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ35 pts
2Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana19 
3Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team15 
4Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto8 
5Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Omega Pharma-Lotto7 
6Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar5 
7Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar5 
8Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar4 
9Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
10Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
11Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ2 
12Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
13Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team19:26:46 
2Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad0:00:21 
3Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:31 
4Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:32 
5Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:36 
6Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana0:00:37 
7Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale  
8Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ  
9Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana  
10Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad  
11Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
12Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
13Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
14Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
15Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
16Bart De Clercq (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
17Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale  
18Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
19Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
20Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale  
21Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
22Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
23Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:29 
24Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:35 
25Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ0:01:36 
26Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:06:57 
27Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:08:57 
28Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:13:33 
29Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:13:34 
30Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling  
31Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
32Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
33Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team0:20:17 
34Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar0:20:58 
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vacansoleil - DCM Procycling Team58:21:56 
2Pro Team Astana  
3FDJ  
4Team Europcar  
5Liquigas - Cannondale0:00:13 
6Katusha Team  
7Quick Step Cycling Team  
8Lampre - ISD  
9Team Leopard - Trek  
10HTC - Highroad  
11Team Garmin - Cervelo  
12Bretagne - Schuller  
13Sky Procycling  
14Cofidis le Crédit en Ligne  
15Movistar Team  
16Euskaltel - Euskadi  
17Team RadioShack  
18AG2R - La mondiale  
19Rabobank Cycling Team  
20BMC Racing Team  
21Omega Pharma - Lotto  
22Saxo Bank SunGard  

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