Klöden out-sprints Sanchez to win stage 5

German RadioShack rider takes over lead

Andreas Klöden (RadioShack) won stage five at Paris-Nice in Vernoux-en-Vivarais from an elite eight-man group of general classification contenders.

It was a rare road stage victory for the 35-year-old German as he out-sprinted Olympic road champion Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) and Matteo Carrara (Vacansoleil-DCM) in the 193km stage. Klöden's last individual win was in a time trial at the 2009 Giro del Trentino, but his last road stage victory came in 2005 during stage five of the Bayern-Rundfahrt.

"I cannot remember when I won my last race in a sprint," Klöden said. "It is not really my specialty but Jani Brajkovic told me to get on his wheel, that he would lead the sprint for me and I thought I might as well try.

"I never thought I would be able to beat Samuel Sanchez in a sprint. It's great for me since I also get the yellow jersey. It's also great for the team. I am so happy."

Under the impetus of Estonian Rein Taaramae (Cofidis), the final selection from a 25-man lead group emerged over the summit of the stage's seventh and final categorised climb, the category 1 Col de la Mûre.

As Taaramae crested the summit only nine kilometres from the finish line he was joined by Klöden, his RadioShack teammate Janez Brajkovic, Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad), Xavier Tondo Volpini (Movistar Team), Robert Kiserlovski (Astana), Matteo Carrara (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi).

After making quick work of the steep descent, the eight-man lead group powered through to the finish 18 seconds ahead of the first chasers, headed by 2009 Paris-Nice winner Luis Leon Sanchez (Rabobank).

In addition to picking up the stage win, Klöden, the 2000 Paris-Nice champion, earned the race leader's yellow jersey, and leads Samuel Sanchez by four seconds and Carrara by six seconds overall as all eight members of the winning break now occupy the top eight overall on general classification.

Overnight leader Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM) was dropped early on the slopes of the final climb and surrendered his yellow jersey as he finished the stage 15:36 off the pace.

"I came to this race with ambitions but I never thought to take the yellow jersey," said Klöden. "On the other hand, up to now I've had a good season. In Mallorca and Algarve I already saw that my condition was better than the other years.

"I am lucky with the weather too. I hate cold and rain, but here in Paris-Nice we can't complain about the weather. I survived the first nervous days without major crashes. Today I was ready for a good performance. A victory is of course more than expected."

One day after taking over the yellow jersey, Klöden faces a 27km individual time trial and considers Tony Martin, fourth overall at 10 seconds, his biggest rival.

"It will be hard to win this Paris-Nice, as tomorrow we have a very hard time trial and we know Tony Martin will be very good," said Klöden. "It's hard to beat him in a TT and he was very good today too. I will try everything and we will see tomorrow."

Another day, another seven categorised climbs

The first serious break of the day occurred on the slopes of the category 1 Col de la Croix de Chaubouret as Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM) went on the attack. The Dutchman crested the summit of the 10km climb alone after 54km of racing, while a four-man chase group containing Hubert Dupont (AG2R La Mondiale), Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ), David Lopez Garcia (Movistar) and Christophe Le Mevel (Garmin-Cervelo) followed at 35 seconds.

The chasers made contact with Westra and Romain Hardy (Bretagne-Schuller) jumped across from the peloton to form an escape group of six.

The leading sextet stayed together across the next climb, the category 3 Côte de Saint-Jeure-d'Ay at 96km, and at the summit their advantage stood at a little over one minute after having reached a maximum gap of more than four minutes. On the descent, however, the escapees extended their lead back over two minutes up on the field.

On the fourth of seven climbs for the stage, the category 2 Col de Montreynaud, the six man break split on the 7.4km ascent as Westra, Lopez Garcia and Dupont dropped their breakaway companions. Jeannesson, Le Mevel and Hardy were swept up as Westra crossed the summit first ahead of Lopez Garcia and Dupont.

The lead trio were quickly on to the category 3 Côte de Vernoux-en-Vivarais where Westra again topped the summit first at 144km. Lopez Garcia, however, soon lost contact leaving Westra and Dupont to tackle the penultimate Col de Comberon climb, whose summit stood 41km from the finish, with a 40-second advantage.

Westra soon dropped Dupont on the 4.4km category 3 climb, but the Frenchman clawed his way back to the Dutchman and Westra again took top honours at the KOM, just prior to being absorbed by an FDJ-led peloton. For his efforts on the stage, Westra moved into second overall on the mountains classification.

A furious pace was set by FDJ on the descent of the Col de Comberon which created a new seven-man break containing four of their riders: Pierrick Fedrigo, Sandy Casar, Cédric Pineau and Jérémy Roy (FDJ), Yuriy Trofimov (Katusha Team), Thomas Voeckler (Team Europcar) and Simon Spilak (Lampre - ISD).

The seven pushed out their lead to 35 seconds, but as the peloton regrouped behind the escapees their gap steadily came down as Jens Voigt (Leopard Trek) took strong pulls in the chase effort.

The escape was eventually brought back with 16km remaining at the base of the day's final climb, the category 1 Col de la Mûre.

Sting in the tail

Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) immediately came to the fore and pushed the pace as the approximate 60-man peloton detonated on the steep early gradient, the most difficult part of the 7.6km climb. Vinokourov soon pulled the plug on his pace-making efforts, only to be replaced by teammate Rémy Di Gregorio.

As the lead group whittled down to about 20 of the general classification contenders, Matteo Carrara (Vacansoleil-DCM) launched an attack halfway up the climb. The 31-year-old Italian was soon joined by Robert Kiserlovski (Astana) and the leading duo pushed their advantage out to 15 seconds.

The HTC-Highroad dynamic duo of Tejay Van Garderen and Tony Martin kept the pair in check, with the young American setting a steady tempo in the chasing effort.

Near the summit of the Col de la Mûre, just as Carrara and Kiserlovski were about to be absorbed, the Estonian Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) launched a blistering attack which drew out the final eight-man selection over the summit.

Taaramae took top honours at the KOM line and was joined by Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad), Xavier Tondo Volpini (Movistar Team), Robert Kiserlovski (Astana), Janez Brajkovic and Andreas Klöden (RadioShack), Matteo Carrara (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) for the lightning-quick descent to the finish in Vernoux-en-Vivarais.

The octet worked well together once the road flattened out in the run-in to the finish with Tony Martin taking a massive pull in the finale to ensure the nearest chase group would not make contact.

Brajkovic led-out the sprint with Klöden glued to his wheel and the German held off the late charge of Sanchez to take both the stage victory and yellow jersey.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack4:59:00 
2Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
3Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
4Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
5Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
6Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana  
7Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack  
8Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team  
9Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:18 
10Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:19 
11Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
12Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
13Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek  
14Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling  
15Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
16Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek  
17Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
18Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling  
19Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack  
20Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team  
21Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana  
22Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
23Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
24Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team0:01:34 
25Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard0:01:36 
26Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad  
27Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
28Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:01:51 
29Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
30Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek0:01:56 
31Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
32Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team  
33Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team  
34Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
35Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ  
36Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad  
37Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar  
38Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:51 
39Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
40Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ  
41Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team  
42Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team  
43Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
44Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
45Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team0:03:21 
46Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:37 
47Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
48Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
49Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
50Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team  
51Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana  
52Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
53Eric Berthou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:05:12 
54Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
55Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team  
56Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
57Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
58Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:08:13 
59Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ  
60Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
61Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
62Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:12:43 
63Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:15:36 
64Bart De Clercq (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
65Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
66Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
67Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
68Laurent Didier (Lux) Saxo Bank Sungard  
69Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
70Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
71Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale  
72Bruno Pires (Por) Leopard Trek  
73Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
74Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
75Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
76Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
77Francesco Reda (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
78Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
79Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
80Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
81Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
82Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ0:17:06 
83Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ  
84Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack  
85Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek  
86Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
87Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack  
88Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD0:19:21 
89Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
90Óscar Pujol Muñoz (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:20:53 
91Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
92Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling  
93Robert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShack  
94Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack  
95Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
96Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
97Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack  
98Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
99Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
100Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad  
101Mads Christensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
102Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana  
103Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana  
104Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
105Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
106Brice Feillu (Fra) Leopard Trek  
107Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
108Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
109Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
110Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
111Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
112Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
113Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana  
114Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
115Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
116Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
117Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar  
118Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar  
119Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
120Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
121Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar  
122Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ  
123Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
124Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad  
125Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling  
126Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Katusha Team  
127Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad0:25:47 
128Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team  
129David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
130Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale  
131José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team  
132Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
133Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
134Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
135Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar  
136Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek  
137Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar  
138Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
139José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Movistar Team  
140Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
141Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team  
142Renaud Dion (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
143Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
144Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale  
145Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
146Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
147Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
148Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
149Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
150Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
151Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
152Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
153Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team  
154Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
155Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
156Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
157Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
158Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek  
159Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
160Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling  
161Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling  
162Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team  
163Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
DNFKevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
DNFLeif Hoste (Bel) Katusha Team  
DNFBrian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
DNFArthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
DNFYoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ  
Sprint 1 - Saint-Chamond (In memory of Andreï Kivilev), 38.0km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo3 pts
2Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
3Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana1 
Sprint 2 - Lamastre, 128.0km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo3 pts
2David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team2 
3Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ1 
Mountain 1 - Côte des Ayats, 29.0km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ4 pts
2Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team2 
3Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1 
Mountain 2 - Col de la Croix de Chaubouret (1201 m), 54.0km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team10 pts
2Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8 
3Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ6 
4David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team4 
5Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo3 
6Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana2 
7Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1 
Mountain 3 - Côte de Saint-Jeure-d'Ay, 96.0km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team4 pts
2Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ2 
3Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
Mountain 4 - Col de Montreynaud (760 m), 136km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team7 pts
2Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5 
3David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team3 
4Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ2 
5Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek1 
Mountain 5 - Côte de Vernoux-en-Vivarais, 144.0km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team4 pts
2Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
3David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team1 
Mountain 6 - Col de Comberon, 151.0km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team4 pts
2Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
3Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ1 
Mountain 7 - Col de la Mûre (765 m), 184.0km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne10 pts
2Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team8 
3Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team6 
4Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana4 
5Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack3 
6Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad2 
7Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack1 
Best young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne4:59:00 
2Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana  
3Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:19 
4Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
5Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana  
6Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
7Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad0:01:36 
8Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
9Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:01:56 
10Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:51 
11Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:03:37 
12Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
13Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:08:13 
14Bart De Clercq (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:15:36 
15Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
16Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
17Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale  
18Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad0:17:06 
19Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:20:53 
20Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
21Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
22Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
23Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
24Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ  
25Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale0:25:47 
26Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar  
27Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
28Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale  
29Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
30Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
31Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling  
32Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Radioshack14:57:19 
2Sky Procycling0:01:55 
3Movistar Team0:01:56 
4Rabobank Cycling Team0:02:14 
5Team Leopard-Trek0:02:15 
6HTC - Highroad0:03:13 
7Pro Team Astana0:03:37 
8Vacansoleil-DCM0:05:09 
9Team Europcar0:05:33 
10AG2R La Mondiale0:05:42 
11Quick Step Cycling Team0:08:23 
12BMC Racing Team0:09:00 
13Katusha Team0:09:30 
14Team Garmin - Cervelo0:10:04 
15Lampre - ISD0:10:09 
16FDJ0:12:41 
17Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:13:06 
18Saxo Bank Sungard0:17:12 
19Euskaltel - Euskadi0:25:46 
20Omega Pharma - Lotto0:31:12 
21Liquigas-Cannondale0:31:37 
22Bretagne - Schuller0:46:39 
General classification after stage 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack24:26:13 
2Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:04 
3Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:06 
4Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad0:00:10 
5Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana  
6Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack  
7Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team  
8Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
9Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:28 
10Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana0:00:29 
11Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek  
12Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
13Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
14Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
15Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
16Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling  
17Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling  
18Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
19Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
20Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team  
21Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack  
22Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek  
23Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
24Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:39 
25Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team0:01:44 
26Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard0:01:46 
27Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad  
28Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:01:58 
29Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:01 
30Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek0:02:06 
31Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team  
32Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
33Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ  
34Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
35Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team  
36Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:00 
37Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:01 
38Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team  
39Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
40Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
41Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ  
42Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad0:03:07 
43Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team0:03:31 
44Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana0:03:34 
45Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:42 
46Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team0:03:47 
47Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
48Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
49Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:55 
50Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:05:21 
51Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team0:05:22 
52Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
53Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
54Eric Berthou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
55Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ0:08:02 
56Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:08:17 
57Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:08:23 
58Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
59Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:10:06 
60Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:10:07 
61Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:13:13 
62Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:14:08 
63Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:15:09 
64Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:15:33 
65Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:15:46 
66Laurent Didier (Lux) Saxo Bank Sungard  
67Francesco Reda (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
68Bart De Clercq (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
69Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale  
70Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
71Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
72Bruno Pires (Por) Leopard Trek  
73Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
74Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
75Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
76Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad0:17:00 
77Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ0:17:09 
78Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek0:17:14 
79Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:17:41 
80Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack0:18:10 
81Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack0:18:32 
82Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD0:19:31 
83Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:19:33 
84Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:20:55 
85Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ0:21:02 
86Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:21:03 
87Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
88Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling  
89Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
90Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana  
91Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
92Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
93Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar  
94Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack  
95Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
96Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
97Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Katusha Team  
98Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:21:55 
99Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:22:01 
100Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar0:22:04 
101Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
102Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:22:06 
103Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack0:22:58 
104Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:24:43 
105Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:25:54 
106David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:25:55 
107Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:25:57 
108Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
109Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
110Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale  
111Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
112Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:27:50 
113Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:28:43 
114Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ0:30:08 
115Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:30:24 
116Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:32:42 
117Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek0:33:18 
118Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling0:33:50 
119Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:33:59 
120Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana0:34:00 
121Robert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShack  
122Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar  
123Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad  
124Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana  
125Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
126Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
127Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
128Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:34:17 
129Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:34:29 
130Brice Feillu (Fra) Leopard Trek0:35:01 
131Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:35:23 
132Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:36:30 
133Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad0:37:47 
134Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:38:54 
135Renaud Dion (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
136Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling  
137Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
138Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
139Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
140Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
141Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
142Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
143Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
144Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
145Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team0:39:17 
146Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:39:55 
147José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Movistar Team0:40:28 
148Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:41:25 
149Mads Christensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:42:15 
150Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek0:45:14 
151Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar  
152Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:45:22 
153Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling  
154José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:45:24 
155Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team0:45:37 
156Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:45:41 
157Óscar Pujol Muñoz (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:45:52 
158Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar0:46:18 
159Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad0:46:26 
160Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:52:20 
161Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team  
162Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team0:53:42 
163Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD0:56:53 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo79 pts
2Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling56 
3Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team56 
4Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team55 
5Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad55 
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 
12Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack26 
13Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne25 
14Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ23 
15Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi22 
16Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana22 
17Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team20 
18Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale20 
19Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD20 
20Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek19 
21Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad18 
22Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana18 
23Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD17 
24Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek17 
25Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne16 
26Robert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShack16 
27Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling16 
28Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana15 
29Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack14 
30Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale14 
31Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team13 
32Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team12 
33Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar11 
34Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard10 
35Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo10 
36Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo9 
37Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller9 
38Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne8 
39Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek8 
40Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team8 
41Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ8 
42Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling7 
43Francesco Reda (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team7 
44Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad7 
45Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto6 
46Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne6 
47Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana6 
48Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale6 
49Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar5 
50Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ5 
51Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek5 
52Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team5 
53Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team4 
54Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana4 
55Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo3 
56Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar3 
57Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - ISD3 
58Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD3 
59Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
60Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller3 
61Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling2 
62Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
63Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
64David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team2 
65Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack1 
66Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
67Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team1 
68Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller1 
69Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar1 
70José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team-5 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ39 pts
2Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team25 
3Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana19 
4Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale18 
5Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team15 
6David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team12 
7Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne10 
8Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team8 
9Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ8 
10Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto8 
11Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Omega Pharma-Lotto7 
12Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team6 
13Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar5 
14Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar5 
15Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar4 
16Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana4 
17Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack3 
18Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo3 
19Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
20Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad2 
21Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team2 
22Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ2 
23Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana2 
24Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
25Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ2 
26Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack1 
27Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1 
28Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ1 
29Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek1 
30Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
31Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller1 
32Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1 
Best young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana24:26:23 
2Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
3Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana0:00:19 
4Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
5Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
6Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
7Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad0:01:36 
8Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:01:56 
9Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:50 
10Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:32 
11Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:08:07 
12Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:09:56 
13Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:09:57 
14Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:14:59 
15Bart De Clercq (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:15:36 
16Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale  
17Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
18Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad0:16:50 
19Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ0:20:52 
20Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:20:53 
21Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:21:45 
22Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:21:51 
23Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:25:47 
24Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
25Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale  
26Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:33:49 
27Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:33:50 
28Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:38:44 
29Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling  
30Gaël Malacarne (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller  
31Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team0:45:27 
32Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar0:46:08 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Radioshack73:19:28 
2Sky Procycling0:01:55 
3Movistar Team0:01:56 
4Rabobank Cycling Team0:02:14 
5Team Leopard-Trek0:02:15 
6HTC - Highroad0:03:13 
7Pro Team Astana0:03:24 
8Vacansoleil-Dcm0:04:56 
9Team Europcar0:05:20 
10AG2R La Mondiale0:05:42 
11Quick Step Cycling Team0:08:23 
12BMC Racing Team0:09:00 
13Katusha Team0:09:30 
14Team Garmin - Cervelo0:10:04 
15Lampre - ISD0:10:09 
16FDJ0:12:28 
17Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:13:06 
18Saxo Bank Sungard0:17:12 
19Euskaltel - Euskadi0:25:46 
20Omega Pharma - Lotto0:31:12 
21Liquigas-Cannondale0:31:37 
22Bretagne - Schuller0:46:39 

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