Paris-Nice stage 2: Tom Boonen wins in Orléans

Larsson loses yellow to Wiggins

Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) won a thrilling stage 2 in Paris-Nice into Orléans, holding off Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) and John Degenkolb (Project 1T4i) with a trademark sprint.

But the sprint was only half of the story with race leader Gustav Larsson (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling) slipping out of yellow after Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) broke away with a group of favourites that included Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) and Tejay Van Garderen (BMC). Like Larsson, last year's winner Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) also missed the split. Wiggins now leads Leipheimer by 6 seconds with Boonen a further second back.

The list of potential winners for the 2012 edition of Paris-Nice has now shrunk dramatically with Larsson, Rein Taaramae (Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne), Richie Porte (Sky Procycling), Martin and both Schleck brothers losing a further two minutes, on what most predicted would be a stage finish decided by a mass bunch gallop. Wiggins, Leipheimer, Alejandro Valverde and Van Garderen are now the main protagonists.

The race sprung to life when 21 riders turned the race on its head, breaking away in the crosswinds as the race passed through the feed zone.

At the start of the stage, and faced with a headwind and pancake flat the conditions the stage appeared tailor-made to the bunch sprinters and it took 60 kilometers before the first significant move from the front was allowed any leeway with Olivier Kaisen (Lotto Belisol) breaking free at Rambouillet.

It proved as a mere appetizer for what lay ahead. As the peloton reached the feed zone, a change in direction and fresh gust of wind caused the peloton to splinter. This wasn't the racing of the French countryside but of the dirt roads of Belgium or Holland, and a measure of who truly had fire in their belly.

Overnight leader Gustav Larsson (Vacansoleil-DCM) was caught napping, along with last year's winner Tony Martin and Andy Schleck, both of whom are shadows of the riders they were at the peak of 2011.

Bradley Wiggins, Levi Leipheimer and the impressive Tejay Van Garderen were all attentive enough to realise the danger, and along with the Movistar duo of Alejandro Valverde Jose Rojas, they led a crack group clear of the peloton.

With 77km remaining the chase had still not organised, the gap creeping up to a minute as the lead group continued to press ahead. The cross winds not just splitting the bunch in two, but decimating it with four echelons formed.

More names crackled through French race radio: Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-QuickStep), Maxime Monfort (RadioShack-Nissan), Geraint Thomas, Bradley Wiggins (Sky), John Degenkolb (Project 1t4i), Seb Vanmarcke, Andreas Klier (Garmin-Barracuda), Robert Kiserlovski, Francesco Gavazzi, (Astana), Anthony Ravard (Ag2r-La Mondiale), Taylor Phinney (BMC), Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ-BigMat) all present.

A desperate Larsson, positioned in the third group was left powerless and could do nothing to stop Wiggins as he picked up two valuable seconds at the intermediate sprint at Neuville-aux-Bois.

Although the second and third groups merged, the gap stretched to 2:20 with less than 40 kilometers to go. Saur-Sojasun with Coppel in mind and Lotto finally began to muster a concerted effort. Rabobank soon joined but despite a headwind in the final 20 kilometers they had little impression on the lead as up front Wiggins – a constant present at the front – pressed on.

At times he would accelerate from the front, creating a gap, before soft pedalling and allowing his companions to follow him once more. This is a rider at the peak of his game and Sky's ambitions of winning the Tour within five years, something they've publicly stepped back from in the last two years, now looks a distinct possibility.

Leading into the final 10 kilometers both Sky and Omega-Pharma QuickStep took charge. Both with thoughts of the general classification but the Belgian team also conscious that in Boonen they possessed a favourite for the stage win.

The harmony was broken by Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil) but his move was quickly nullified and with 3 kilometers remaining Chavanel hit the front, churning a huge gear, clearly in a bid to set Boonen up for the sprint.

Into the last kilometre and Chavanel was still there, grimacing away as his legs gave one final surge. Nikolas Maes led out, and Boonen, upstaged in Omlopp a fortnight ago, made no mistake this time, holding off Rojas and Degenkolb.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step4:22:15 
2Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team  
3John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i  
4Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda  
5Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
6Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team  
7Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan  
8Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
9Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team  
10Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling  
11Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling  
12Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
13Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
14Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
15Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
16Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM  
17Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team  
18Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
19Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat  
20Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team  
21Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda0:00:09 
22Michael Mørkøv (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:02:29 
23Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
24Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
25Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team  
26Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team  
27Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat  
28Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R La Mondiale  
29Julien Simon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
30Mikaël Cherel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
31Roy Curvers (Ned) Project 1T4i  
32José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team  
33Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling  
34Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team  
35Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team  
36Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar  
37Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
38Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
39Koen De Kort (Ned) Project 1T4i  
40Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
41Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1T4i  
42Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM  
43Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team  
44Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale  
45Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
46Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
47Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team  
48Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
49Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
50Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar  
51Maxime Bouet (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
52Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat  
53Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
54Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
55Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat  
56Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
57Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
58Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar  
59Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
60Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
61Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
62Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar  
63Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
64Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
65Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
66Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
67Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar  
68Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
69Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
70Fränk Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan  
71Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
72Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Team Saxo Bank  
73Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Barracuda  
74Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
75Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar  
76Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
77Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Bigmat  
78Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team  
79David Lelay (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
80Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank  
81Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
82Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team  
83Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
84Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
85Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
86Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
87Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat  
88David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team  
89Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
90Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Barracuda  
91Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
92Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team  
93Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i  
94Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
95Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
96Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto-Belisol Team  
97Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
98Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda  
99Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Team  
100Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
101Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
102Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM  
103Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM  
104Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:09:41 
105Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:10:58 
106David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne  
107Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne  
108Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne  
109Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne  
110Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
111Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
112Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
113Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan  
114Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
115Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
116Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat  
117Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat  
118Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
119Joost Posthuma (Ned) RadioShack-Nissan  
120Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM  
121Tiziano Dall’Antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
122Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
123Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
124Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda  
125Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
126Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan  
127Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM  
128Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team  
129Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne  
130Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM  
131Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
132Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne  
133Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto-Belisol Team  
134Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
135Simon Geschke (Ger) Project 1T4i  
136Matthew Wilson (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
137Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
138Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD  
139Jens Keukeleire (Bel) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
140Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
141Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
142Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
143Tom Veelers (Ned) Project 1T4i  
144Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
145Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling  
146Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling  
147Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
148Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM  
149Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
150David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
151Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team  
152Grischa Jan Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
153Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
154Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team  
155Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan  
156Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
157Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
158Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
159Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
160Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team  
161Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling  
162Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4i  
163Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne  
164Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda  
165Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar  
166Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar  
167Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
168Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
169Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank  
170Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team  
171Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
172Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
173Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Astana Pro Team  
174Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
175Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Barracuda0:17:35 
DNFNick Nuyens (Bel) Team Saxo Bank  
Sprint - Neuville-Aux-Bois
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling3 pts
2Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team2 
3Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan1 
Points - Finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step25 pts
2Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team22 
3John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i20 
4Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda18 
5Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team16 
6Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team15 
7Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan14 
8Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team13 
9Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team12 
10Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling11 
11Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling10 
12Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team9 
13Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale8 
14Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step7 
15Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step6 
16Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM5 
17Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team4 
18Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step3 
19Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat2 
20Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team1 
Mountain - Côte des Granges-le-Roi (Cat. 3)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team4 pts
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM2 
3Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1 
Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i4:22:15 
2Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda  
3Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
4Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
5Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1T4i0:02:29 
6Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team  
7Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale  
8Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team  
9Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
10Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar  
11Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
12Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
13Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i  
14Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
15Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
16Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM  
17Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:10:58 
18Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
19Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne  
20Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
21Jens Keukeleire (Bel) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
22Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
23Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
24Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4i  
25Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
26Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank  
27Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Omega Pharma-Quick Step13:06:45 
2Movistar Team0:02:29 
3Katusha Team  
4Sky Procycling  
5BMC Racing Team  
6Astana Pro Team  
7Garmin - Barracuda0:02:38 
8Ag2r La Mondiale0:04:58 
9Project 1t4i  
14Team Saxo Bank  
15Team Europcar  
16Lampre - ISD  
17Lotto-Belisol Team  
18Euskaltel - Euskadi  
19Rabobank Cycling Team  
21Greenedge Cycling Team  
22Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:32:54 
General classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling4:33:32 
2Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:06 
3Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:07 
4Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:11 
5Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:14 
6Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:18 
7Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:21 
8Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM0:00:22 
9Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:28 
10Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:29 
11Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:30 
12John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i  
13Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team0:00:33 
14Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team0:00:36 
15Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:44 
16Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda0:00:52 
17Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat  
18Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:53 
19Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team0:00:54 
20Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda0:01:06 
21Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:01:10 
22Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM0:02:31 
23Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat0:02:46 
24Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
25Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:02:48 
26Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i  
27José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:49 
28Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team0:02:53 
29Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:02:54 
30Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team  
31Maxime Bouet (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
32Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat  
33Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
34Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:02:56 
35Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
36Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:02:57 
37Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
38Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team  
39Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling  
40Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank0:02:59 
41Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:03:00 
42Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
43Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:03:01 
44Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto-Belisol Team0:03:02 
45Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:03 
46Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:04 
47Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM0:03:05 
48Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat  
49Michael Mørkøv (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:03:06 
50Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
51Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:03:07 
52Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Team Saxo Bank  
53Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team  
54Julien Simon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:03:08 
55Koen De Kort (Ned) Project 1T4i  
56Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
57Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:09 
58Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team  
59Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
60Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:03:11 
61Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Team  
62Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:03:12 
63Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R La Mondiale  
64Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:03:13 
65Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team  
66Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD0:03:14 
67Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat0:03:16 
68Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:17 
69Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar0:03:18 
70Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar0:03:20 
71Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
72Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
73Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:03:21 
74Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda  
75Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:23 
76Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team  
77Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:03:24 
78Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM  
79Fränk Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan0:03:25 
80Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:26 
81Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Barracuda  
82Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
83David Lelay (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
84Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Barracuda  
85Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team0:03:27 
86Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:03:28 
87Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:29 
88David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team  
89Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:03:31 
90Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1T4i0:03:32 
91Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
92Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team0:03:33 
93Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:03:35 
94Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
95Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:36 
96Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:03:37 
97Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team0:03:40 
98Mikaël Cherel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:03:49 
99Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Bigmat0:03:52 
100Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:03:53 
101Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:55 
102Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:04:02 
103Roy Curvers (Ned) Project 1T4i0:04:26 
104Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:10:41 
105Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM0:11:12 
106Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:11:13 
107Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan  
108Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team0:11:17 
109Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling  
110Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:11:21 
111Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team0:11:24 
112Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team0:11:26 
113Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank0:11:28 
114Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling0:11:29 
115Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:11:31 
116Joost Posthuma (Ned) RadioShack-Nissan0:11:32 
117Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
118Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
119Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling0:11:33 
120Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM0:11:34 
121Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:11:36 
122Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda0:11:37 
123Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan0:11:38 
124Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
125Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
126Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM0:11:39 
127Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:11:40 
128Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
129Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:11:42 
130Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Astana Pro Team  
131Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
132Jens Keukeleire (Bel) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:11:43 
133Tiziano Dall’Antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
134Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
135Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar0:11:44 
136Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
137Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat0:11:45 
138Simon Geschke (Ger) Project 1T4i0:11:46 
139Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne  
140Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:11:47 
141Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat0:11:50 
142Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
143Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4i0:11:51 
144Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
145Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:11:53 
146Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:11:54 
147Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
148Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
149Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:11:55 
150Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team0:11:56 
151David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:11:57 
152David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:11:58 
153Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:11:59 
154Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale0:12:00 
155Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan0:12:01 
156Tom Veelers (Ned) Project 1T4i0:12:03 
157Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:12:04 
158Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
159Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:12:05 
160Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne  
161Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:12:07 
162Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto-Belisol Team  
163Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar0:12:09 
164Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM0:12:13 
165Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:12:17 
166Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda0:12:18 
167Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
168Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team0:12:20 
169Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team0:12:23 
170Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD0:12:25 
171Matthew Wilson (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:12:28 
172Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:12:32 
173Grischa Jan Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:12:34 
174Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:13:17 
175Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Barracuda0:18:27 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step35 pts
2Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling35 
3Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team27 
4Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step26 
5Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM25 
6Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step22 
7Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team22 
8Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan21 
9John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i20 
10Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda18 
11Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team16 
12Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team16 
13Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM16 
14Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team15 
15Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team14 
16Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne14 
17Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan13 
18Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat12 
19Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling11 
20Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun11 
21Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan9 
22Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale8 
23Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i8 
24Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM7 
25Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team7 
26Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling5 
27Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team4 
28José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team4 
29Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step3 
30Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat2 
31Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team1 
32Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM6 pts
2Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team4 
3Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step2 
4Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team2 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team4:33:43 
2Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:10 
3John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i0:00:19 
4Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda0:00:41 
5Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i0:02:37 
6Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team0:02:42 
7Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM0:02:54 
8Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:03:01 
9Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:06 
10Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar0:03:07 
11Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:12 
12Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team  
13Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1T4i0:03:21 
14Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:03:24 
15Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:25 
16Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:51 
17Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:11:02 
18Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank0:11:17 
19Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:11:21 
20Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:11:27 
21Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:11:31 
22Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
23Jens Keukeleire (Bel) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:11:32 
24Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:11:35 
25Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:11:36 
26Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4i0:11:40 
27Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:11:43 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Omega Pharma-Quick Step13:41:13 
2Sky Procycling0:02:42 
3BMC Racing Team0:02:43 
4Movistar Team0:03:19 
5Katusha Team0:03:37 
6Astana Pro Team0:03:39 
7Garmin - Barracuda0:04:24 
11Project 1t4i0:05:53 
12Ag2r La Mondiale0:05:57 
13Lotto-Belisol Team0:08:05 
14Rabobank Cycling Team0:08:09 
15Team Saxo Bank0:08:27 
17Greenedge Cycling Team  
18Team Europcar0:08:59 
20Euskaltel - Euskadi0:09:03 
21Lampre - ISD0:09:14 
22Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:34:19 


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