Paris-Nice stage 3: Alejandro Valverde wins in Lac de Vassivière

Gerrans second, Wiggins keeps lead

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) continued his winning return from suspension for his part in Operacion Puerto by winning stage three of Paris-Nice at Lac de Vassivière. In a tight uphill sprint, the Spaniard just about held off the fast-finishing Simon Gerrans (GreenEdge) to claim his fourth victory since his ban expired in January and edge ten seconds closer to the overall lead of Bradley Wiggins (Sky).

As was the case during that suspension, Valverde enjoyed robust support from his Movistar team on the road to Lac de Vassivière. They injected urgency into the peloton’s pursuit of the early break with 35km to go, and José Joaquin Rojas et al were again on hand to marshal Valverde towards the front underneath the red kite.

“I’m thrilled, it’s a very important victory,” Valverde said afterwards. “I have to thank the team again because they have done a phenomenal job and I was able to finish it off. This victory was for them because they deserve it.”

Valverde held his nerve when first Jonathan Hivert (Saur-Sojasun) and then Luis Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) launched their sprints from distance in the finale. The Spaniard bided his time until the final 250 metres, before cruising past Sanchez, seemingly on his way to a comfortable victory.

He was to endure a late scare, however, as Australian champion Simon Gerrans ghosted onto his right shoulder inside the last 50 metres, and both riders lunged for the line simultaneously. Gerrans had been nowhere to be seen on the run-in to the finish, but he somehow managed to pick his way through the bodies to renew hostilities with Valverde, who had already pipped him for stage victory in similar circumstances atop Old Willunga Hill in January’s Tour Down Under. Gianni Meersman (Lotto Belisol) came home in third, just ahead of Sanchez and Xavier Florencio (Katusha).

Valverde had just enough in reserve to fend off Gerrans, although his surprise was palpable and on crossing the line, he appeared to ask his dauphin if he had indeed held on for the win. Nonetheless, Valverde was somewhat more phlegmatic when he spoke to the press afterwards.

“The finale was very tight and I won narrowly, so thanks to Simon, because it was a nice fight,” he said succinctly.

Omega Pharma-QuickStep turn on the pressure

While Movistar’s support of Valverde was the story of the day, it was another team, Omega Pharma-QuickStep, who turned in the greatest show of collective might on the day, even ultimately if they were unable to trouble the in-form Bradley Wiggins, who remains 6 seconds clear of Levi Leipheimer and 11 ahead of Tejay Van Garderen (BMC).

After the previous day’s exercise in echelon warfare, there was something of a truce in the peloton in the early exchanges on Tuesday. A trio of escapees, Michael Mørkøv (Saxo Bank), Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur-Sojasun) and Roy Curvers (Project 1t4i) were issued with a bon de sortie in the opening kilometres and they duly set about building up a lead of 4:30 while the peloton ambled along behind, now bereft of Andy Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan), a non-starter due to a bout of gastroenteritis.

Their gap slowly began to dwindle in the final 50 kilometres, but it was only when first Movistar and then Omega Pharma-QuickStep took over at the head of the bunch on the run-in to the Côte de Bourganeuf that any particular focus was afforded to the peloton’s pursuit.

With the uphill finish always liable to be too difficult for Tom Boonen’s tastes, it was quickly apparent that Omega Pharma-QuickStep were looking to set something up for their men Sylvain Chavanel and Levi Leipheimer, and put the boot in on some of the flagging overall contenders for good measure.

On the rolling roads that punctuated the finale, their efforts paid some dividend, albeit perhaps not as rich a one as they would have liked. Boonen himself put in a monstrous turn with 6km to go as the road began to climb towards Lac de Vassivière, while behind, riders such as Taylor Phinney, Thor Hushovd (BMC) and Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Cannondale) were being jettisoned out the rear of the bunch.

By this point, Omega Pharma-QuickStep had succeeded in reeling in Engoulvent, the last survivor of the day’s early break, but in spite of Tony Martin’s stint of tempo riding with 4km to go, their efforts were having no effect on the implacable Wiggins, who sat comfortably towards the front of the bunch.

As if disheartened by the ease of Wiggins’ pedalling, the Omega Pharma-QuickStep pace slackened once Martin swung off, and Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil-DCM) enjoyed a rally off the front on the steepest section of the climb that was only snuffed out when Movistar upped the ante in support of Valverde.

The Spaniard duly emerged from the gloom in the closing metres to take victory at a significant outpost for the Reynolds-Banesto-Movistar dynasty, as Lac de Vassivière was the site of Miguel Indurain’s final Tour de France stage victory in 1995. He may disingenuously claim that he does not know why he was suspended, but Valverde’s understanding of his team’s history is rather less muddled.

“It gives me tremendous joy to be the next Spaniard to win here after Indurain,” Valverde said.

The win brings Valverde to within twenty seconds of Wiggins’ overall lead, but the Briton remains the man to beat. Faultless over the three days of racing to date, Wiggins will himself hope to emulate Indurain by sealing overall victory at Col d’Eze on Sunday, as the man from Navarra did in 1989 and 1990.
 

Full Results
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team4:36:19 
2Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
3Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team  
4Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
5Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team  
6Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
7Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan  
8Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
9Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
10Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM  
11Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
12Julien Simon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
13Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
14Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
15Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
16Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
17Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team  
18Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
19Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
20Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling  
21Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team  
22Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar  
23Mikaël Cherel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
24Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team  
25Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team  
26Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar  
27Simon Geschke (Ger) Project 1T4i  
28Maxime Bouet (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
29Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
30Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat  
31Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
32Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Team Saxo Bank  
33Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat  
34Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team  
35Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
36Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team  
37Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM  
38Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat  
39Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
40David Lelay (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
41Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
42Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team  
43Fränk Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan  
44Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
45Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
46Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
47Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
48Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R La Mondiale  
49Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar  
50Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
51Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team  
52Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat  
53Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
54Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM  
55Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat  
56Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
57Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda  
58Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
59Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
60Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar  
61Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
62Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat  
63Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:12 
64David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team  
65Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne  
66Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling  
67Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar  
68Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne  
69Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
70Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Astana Pro Team0:00:18 
71Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:21 
72Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:23 
73Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
74Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda  
75Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
76Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
77Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM0:00:28 
78Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling  
79Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM  
80Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:33 
81Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4i  
82Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:34 
83David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
84Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM0:00:37 
85Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:40 
86Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:48 
87Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
88David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne  
89Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:51 
90Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:53 
91Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:57 
92Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team0:01:04 
93Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
94Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:01:09 
95Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat  
96Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM0:01:23 
97Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling0:01:25 
98Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
99Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team  
100Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
101Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
102Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar  
103Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:01:45 
104Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:46 
105Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
106Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM  
107Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
108Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
109Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan  
110Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:02:06 
111Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne  
112Koen De Kort (Ned) Project 1T4i  
113Joost Posthuma (Ned) RadioShack-Nissan  
114Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team  
115Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
116Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
117Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:02:10 
118Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
119Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i  
120Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:12 
121Jens Keukeleire (Bel) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:02:13 
122Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:02:57 
123Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
124José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:16 
125Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Bigmat0:03:17 
126Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team  
127Tiziano Dall’Antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
128Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling  
129Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Team0:03:20 
130Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:03:40 
131Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team0:04:41 
132Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda  
133Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
134Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:04:44 
135Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
136Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
137Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto-Belisol Team  
138John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i  
139Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
140Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne  
141Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne  
142Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne  
143Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
144Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
145Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:05:58 
146Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar  
147Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda0:06:03 
148Tom Veelers (Ned) Project 1T4i  
149Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team  
150Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
151Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
152Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Barracuda  
153Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD  
154Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
155Matthew Wilson (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
156Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda  
157Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1T4i  
158Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Barracuda  
159Roy Curvers (Ned) Project 1T4i  
160Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
161Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
162Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
163Grischa Jan Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
164Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Barracuda0:07:52 
165Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank0:09:48 
166Michael Mørkøv (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
167Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
168Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling  
169Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar0:09:51 
170Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team0:14:18 
171Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto-Belisol Team  
172Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank  
DNFVladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team  
DNSAndy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan  
DNSAidis Kruopis (Ltu) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
Points
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team25pts
2Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team22 
3Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team20 
4Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team18 
5Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team16 
6Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale15 
7Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan14 
8Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur-Sojasun13 
9Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team12 
10Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM11 
11Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur-Sojasun10 
12Julien Simon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun9 
13Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur-Sojasun8 
14Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team7 
15Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale6 
16Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step5 
17Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team4 
18Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD3 
19Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling2 
20Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling1 
Sprint 1 - Peyrat-Le-Château, 186km
1Engoulvent Jimmy3pts
2Thomas Geraint2 
3Gutierrez José Ivan1 
Mountain 1 - Côte de Bourganeuf (Cat. 3) 167.5km
1Curvers Roy4pts
2Engoulvent Jimmy2 
3Morkov Michael1 
Mountain 2 - Le Lac de Vassiviere (Cat. 3) 194km
1Valverde Alejandro4pts
2Gerrans Simon2 
3Meersman Gianni1 
Young riders
1Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team4:36:19 
2Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
3Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar  
4Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
5Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:12 
6Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:33 
7Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4i  
8Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:34 
9Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team0:01:04 
10Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:25 
11Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
12Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM0:01:46 
13Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:02:06 
14Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:10 
15Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i  
16Jens Keukeleire (Bel) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:02:13 
17Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:02:57 
18Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:03:40 
19Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda0:04:41 
20Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
21John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i0:04:44 
22Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne  
23Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team0:06:03 
24Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
25Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1T4i  
26Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
27Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank0:14:18 
Teams
1Saur-Sojasun13:48:57 
2Katusha Team  
3Ag2R La Mondiale  
4Astana Pro Team  
5Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
6RadioShack-Nissan  
7Team Europcar  
8Vacansoleil-DCM  
9FDJ-Bigmat  
10Lampre - ISD  
11Rabobank Cycling Team  
12Sky Procycling0:00:12 
13Movistar Team  
14BMC Racing Team0:00:21 
15Lotto-Belisol Team0:01:04 
16Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:01:12 
17Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:37 
18GreenEdge Cycling Team0:01:39 
19Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:46 
20Project 1T4i0:02:39 
21Garmin - Barracuda0:05:04 
22Team Saxo Bank0:06:09 
General classification after stage 3
1Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling9:09:51 
2Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:06 
3Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:11 
4Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:14 
5Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:18 
6Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:20 
7Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM0:00:22 
8Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:29 
9Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team0:00:33 
10Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team0:00:36 
11Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:44 
12Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat0:00:52 
13Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team0:00:54 
14Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM0:02:31 
15Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat0:02:46 
16Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
17Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:02:48 
18Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
19Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team0:02:50 
20Maxime Bouet (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:02:54 
21Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat  
22Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:02:56 
23Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:02:57 
24Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:03:00 
25Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:03:01 
26Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat0:03:05 
27Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team0:03:06 
28Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Team Saxo Bank0:03:07 
29Julien Simon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:03:08 
30Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling0:03:09 
31Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
32Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:03:12 
33Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R La Mondiale  
34Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team0:03:13 
35Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:03:15 
36Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat0:03:16 
37Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar0:03:18 
38Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar0:03:20 
39Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:21 
40Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:03:24 
41Fränk Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan0:03:25 
42Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:26 
43Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
44David Lelay (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
45Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:03:28 
46Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:29 
47Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team0:03:33 
48Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:03:36 
49Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:03:37 
50Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
51David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:41 
52Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling0:03:43 
53Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda0:03:44 
54Mikaël Cherel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:03:49 
55Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:51 
56Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:03:53 
57Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:03:56 
58Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team0:03:57 
59Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM0:04:01 
60Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:04:02 
61Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:06 
62Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:04:09 
63Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:04:11 
64Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar0:04:28 
65Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team0:04:32 
66Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:04:41 
67Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:04:48 
68Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM0:04:51 
69Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
70Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i0:04:58 
71Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:05:02 
72John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i0:05:14 
73Koen De Kort (Ned) Project 1T4i  
74Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:05:16 
75Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:05:31 
76Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda0:05:33 
77Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:05:37 
78Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:05:41 
79Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team0:05:46 
80José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:06:04 
81Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:06:12 
82Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:06:17 
83Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:06:24 
84Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Team0:06:31 
85Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Bigmat0:07:09 
86Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda  
87Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:07:40 
88Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto-Belisol Team0:07:46 
89Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:08:04 
90Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team0:08:08 
91Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:08:15 
92Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:08:17 
93Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team0:09:26 
94Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:09:27 
95Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Barracuda0:09:29 
96Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Barracuda  
97Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1T4i0:09:35 
98Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:09:38 
99Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar0:09:53 
100Roy Curvers (Ned) Project 1T4i0:10:29 
101Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM0:11:12 
102Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:11:21 
103Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team0:11:24 
104Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:11:32 
105Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan0:11:36 
106Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
107Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda0:11:37 
108Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:11:38 
109Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:11:40 
110Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
111Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:11:42 
112Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling0:11:45 
113Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat  
114Simon Geschke (Ger) Project 1T4i0:11:46 
115Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:11:54 
116Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:11:55 
117Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team0:11:56 
118Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:11:59 
119Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Astana Pro Team0:12:00 
120Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM0:12:02 
121Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM0:12:07 
122Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:12:11 
123Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:12:17 
124Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:12:18 
125Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team0:12:20 
126Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar0:12:21 
127Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4i0:12:24 
128Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:12:27 
129Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:12:29 
130David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:12:32 
131Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:12:38 
132David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:12:45 
133Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank0:12:47 
134Michael Mørkøv (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:12:54 
135Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:12:57 
136Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling0:12:58 
137Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat0:12:59 
138Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:13:07 
139Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan0:13:24 
140Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:13:29 
141Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne  
142Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM0:13:36 
143Joost Posthuma (Ned) RadioShack-Nissan0:13:38 
144Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
145Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:13:45 
146Jens Keukeleire (Bel) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:13:56 
147Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:14:11 
148Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:14:13 
149Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team0:14:43 
150Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:14:51 
151Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:14:53 
152Tiziano Dall’Antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:15:00 
153Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:16:30 
154Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:16:48 
155Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:16:49 
156Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:17:16 
157Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team0:17:20 
158Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:17:47 
159Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:17:54 
160Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale0:18:03 
161Tom Veelers (Ned) Project 1T4i0:18:06 
162Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda0:18:21 
163Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD0:18:28 
164Matthew Wilson (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:18:31 
165Grischa Jan Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:18:37 
166Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling0:21:17 
167Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:21:19 
168Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar0:21:35 
169Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank0:25:46 
170Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Barracuda0:26:19 
171Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto-Belisol Team0:26:25 
172Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team0:26:41 
Points classification
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team39pts
2Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling36 
3Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step35 
4Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan35 
5Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team34 
6Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step31 
7Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team28 
8Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM25 
9Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step22 
10Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team22 
11Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team22 
12Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team20 
13John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i20 
14Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM18 
15Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team18 
16Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda18 
17Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team16 
18Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team16 
19Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM16 
20Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team15 
21Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale15 
22Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne14 
23Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling13 
24Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan13 
25Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur-Sojasun13 
26Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat12 
27Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun11 
28Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur-Sojasun10 
29Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan9 
30Julien Simon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun9 
31Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale8 
32Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur-Sojasun8 
33Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i8 
34Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team7 
35Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale6 
36José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team5 
37Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling5 
38Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team4 
39Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team4 
40Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur-Sojasun3 
41Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD3 
42Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step3 
43Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat2 
44Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling2 
45Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team1 
46Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team1 
Mountains classification
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM6pts
2Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team4 
3Roy Curvers (Ned) Project 1T4i4 
4Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team4 
5Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step2 
6Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team2 
7Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur-Sojasun2 
8Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team2 
9Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team1 
10Michael Mørkøv (Den) Team Saxo Bank1 
Young riders classification
1Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team9:10:02 
2Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:03:01 
3Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar0:03:07 
4Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:40 
5Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team0:03:46 
6Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:04:37 
7Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM0:04:40 
8Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i0:04:47 
9John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i0:05:03 
10Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda0:05:22 
11Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:06:01 
12Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:06:13 
13Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:08:06 
14Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team0:09:15 
15Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1T4i0:09:24 
16Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:09:27 
17Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:11:31 
18Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:11:48 
19Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:12:00 
20Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4i0:12:13 
21Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:12:56 
22Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:13:27 
23Jens Keukeleire (Bel) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:13:45 
24Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:14:40 
25Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:14:42 
26Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:16:19 
27Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank0:25:35 
Teams classification
1Omega Pharma-Quick Step27:30:10 
2Sky Procycling0:02:54 
3BMC Racing Team0:03:04 
4Movistar Team0:03:31 
5Katusha Team0:03:37 
6Astana Pro Team0:03:39 
7Vacansoleil-DCM0:04:59 
8RadioShack-Nissan0:05:14 
9FDJ-Bigmat0:05:39 
10Ag2R La Mondiale0:05:57 
11Rabobank Cycling Team0:08:09 
12Saur-Sojasun0:08:28 
13Project 1T4i0:08:32 
14Team Europcar0:08:59 
15Lotto-Belisol Team0:09:09 
16Lampre - ISD0:09:14 
17Euskaltel - Euskadi0:09:27 
18Garmin - Barracuda0:09:28 
19GreenEdge Cycling Team0:10:07 
20Liquigas-Cannondale0:10:46 
21Team Saxo Bank0:14:36 
22Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:35:31 

 

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