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March 4-11, 2012

March 07, Stage 4: Brive-la-Gaillarde - Rodez 183km

Paris-Nice stage 4: Gianni Meersman wins in Rodez

By:
Daniel Benson
Published:
March 07, 2012, 15:31 GMT,
Updated:
March 07, 2012, 22:09 GMT

Wiggins comfortable in matching Valverde

Gianni Meersman (Lotto-Belisol) wins in Rodez in Paris-Nice

Gianni Meersman (Lotto-Belisol) wins in Rodez in Paris-Nice

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Gianni Meersman (Lotto Belisol) was the surprise winner of stage 4 of Paris-Nice, sprinting to victory ahead of Grega Bole (Lampre – ISD) and Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team).

Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) came through the stage unscathed and remains in the race lead, six seconds ahead of Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-QuickStep).

"I was third yesterday, and today the team worked all day. That gave me confidence and I'm really glad there was a victory," Meersman said at the finish. "Today I was fast but I'm just happy I could win and I'm happy with the victory."

"We had a little roundabout with roughly 200 meters to go and I was in fifth position. I thought I was too far back and I was waiting and waiting and then I sprinted."

It was the second victory of the season for the Belgian, who moved to Lotto-Belisol from FDJ. "I had a really good winter, with no complaints and I feel good on this team," he said.

The expected showdown between Wiggins and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) failed to materialise on the final climb into Rodez. But this was no anti-climax, the stage providing further evidence of Wiggins's current form and class, while Valverde, returning from a doping suspension, struggles to match his form of old.

In truth, and bar a major upset, the final climb was never going to provide a complete overhaul in the GC, as Wiggins and his Sky team rode a tactically astute stage, with rival teams burning their matches in a bid to pile on the pressure. But on the lower slopes in Rodez it was Wiggins who still had multiple teammates with him. Valverde had only Jose Joaquim Rojas as company.

That lack of firepower, coupled with an easing gradient allowed for the likes of Bole – who led the sprint out, and Meersman, who timed his surge perfectly, to decide the sprint. Wiggins, merely had to follow Valverde, who finished 8th, with the Brit in 10th.

After yesterday's demanding finale the bunch were far more accepting of an early attack and the formation of a break.

Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r-La Mondiale) and Pierrick Fedrigo (FDJ-BigMat) started the attacking just outside Brive, 6km into the stage. Shortly afterwards, Leigh Howard (GreenEdge), Luis Angel Mate (Cofidis) and Bart De Clerq (Lotto Belisol) bridged across and that quintet set to work.

Within 20km the group had 5:20 on the bunch. Until this point Cofidis, Ag2r and to some extent GreenEdge and FDJ all had poor races and with De Clerq the highest placed at 11:24, Sky were never interested in chasing.

Mate's ambitions were clear when on the Côte de Blanquie and the Quotidiane he took the maximum points on offer and moved into the polka-dot jersey.

Back in the bunch, Sky remained calm as Rabobank and Lampre began to chase. After Luis Leon Sanchez's strong finish on stage 3 the Dutch team had reason to work, while Lampre were clearing confident that the finish would suit Bole.

With 40 kilometres remaining the gap was down to 1:32. Wiggins, surrounded by Sky riders, never slipped from the first 20 riders as up ahead, Mate sat up, aware that he had done enough to pull the mountains jersey from the overnight leader Thomas De Gendt.

Tom Boonen reapplied the pressure on the front, just like he'd done on stage three, and his power was enough to see off Thor Hushovd – clearly a sign of form ahead of Milan-Sanremo, while Ivan Basso once again found the pace too high, and as Boonen swung off, thoroughly cooked, he began waving to the television cameras.

With the break caught De Gent threw himself up the road and although a group of three soon caught him, a combination of Sky, Garmin and QuickStep had the peloton together inside the final 2 kilometers. Yesterday's runner-up Simon Gerrans (GreenEdge) fell as the leaders worked their way through the road furniture.

Andreas Kloden (RadioShack) attacked just as Frank Schleck was dropped, as Movistar and principally Jose Rojas set an almost-sprint-like pace. Wiggins clung to Valverde, who was either unwilling or unable to strike from distance, and with Kloden caught and the gradient easing the sprint became the most likely outcome.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 4:21:01  
2 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD    
3 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM    
4 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team    
5 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
6 Simon Geschke (Ger) Project 1T4i    
7 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R La Mondiale    
8 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team    
9 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
10 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling    
11 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM    
12 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
13 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda    
14 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team    
15 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat    
16 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team    
17 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling    
18 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
19 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar    
20 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
21 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
22 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team    
23 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
24 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
25 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan    
26 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
27 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
28 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Team Saxo Bank    
29 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team    
30 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team    
31 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team    
32 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar    
33 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat    
34 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
35 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
36 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
37 Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
38 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
39 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
40 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
41 Julien Simon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
42 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat    
43 David Lelay (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
44 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
45 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling    
46 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team    
47 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM    
48 Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team    
49 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4i    
50 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
51 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
52 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat    
53 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team    
54 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
55 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar    
56 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan    
57 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
58 Koen De Kort (Ned) Project 1T4i 0:00:29  
59 Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
60 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:39  
61 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar 0:00:54  
62 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
63 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan    
64 Fränk Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan    
65 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
66 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
67 Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team    
68 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
69 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar    
70 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
71 Mikaël Cherel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
72 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM    
73 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
74 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
75 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 0:01:19  
76 Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling 0:01:32  
77 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan    
78 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
79 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
80 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team    
81 Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
82 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Astana Pro Team    
83 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling    
84 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
85 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Barracuda    
86 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar 0:01:56  
87 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda 0:02:15  
88 Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda    
89 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
90 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:19  
91 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:02:23  
92 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
93 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:32  
94 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team    
95 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM    
96 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
97 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
98 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda    
99 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
100 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:02:40  
101 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:02:56  
102 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team 0:03:25  
103 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team    
104 Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:03:26  
105 Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:04:25  
106 Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
107 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
108 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
109 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:04:59  
110 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:07:02  
111 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:09:56  
112 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
113 Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
114 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
115 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM    
116 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat    
117 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar    
118 Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
119 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
120 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Barracuda    
121 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
122 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Barracuda    
123 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
124 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
125 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team    
126 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
127 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda    
128 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto-Belisol Team    
129 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat    
130 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
131 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
132 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team    
133 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team    
134 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team    
135 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
136 Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
137 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
138 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 0:10:13  
139 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
140 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling    
141 John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i    
142 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
143 Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
144 Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling    
145 Roy Curvers (Ned) Project 1T4i    
146 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank    
147 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Bigmat    
148 Tiziano Dall’Antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
149 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar    
150 Matthew Wilson (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:13:21  
151 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
152 Grischa Jan Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
153 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank    
154 Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
155 Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
156 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
157 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team    
158 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1T4i    
159 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
160 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i    
161 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto-Belisol Team    
162 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD    
163 Tom Veelers (Ned) Project 1T4i    
164 Michael Mørkøv (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
165 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
166 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 0:15:30  
167 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
DNS Joost Posthuma (Ned) RadioShack-Nissan    
DNS Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Team    
DNS Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan    
DNS Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
DNS Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team    
Intermediate sprint - Saint-Cyprien-Sur-Dourdou, km. 142
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 3  pts
2 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 2  
3 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 1  
Points
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 25  pts
2 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD 22  
3 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM 20  
4 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team 18  
5 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 16  
6 Simon Geschke (Ger) Project 1T4i 15  
7 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R La Mondiale 14  
8 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 13  
9 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 12  
10 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 11  
11 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 10  
12 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 9  
13 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda 8  
14 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team 7  
15 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 6  
16 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team 5  
17 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 4  
18 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 3  
19 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar 2  
20 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 1  
Mountain 1 - Côte de Fangas, km. 60.0
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 7  pts
2 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 5  
3 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 3  
4 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 2  
5 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 1  
Mountain 2 - Côte de Blanquie, km. 100.5
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 4  pts
2 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 2  
3 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 1  
Mountain 3 - Côte de Quotidiane, km. 108.0
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 7  pts
2 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 5  
3 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 3  
4 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 2  
5 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 1  
Mountain 4 - Côte d'Aubert le Crès, km. 163.5
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 4  pts
2 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team 2  
3 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 1  
Mountain 5 - Côte de Bourran, km. 176.0
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 4  pts
2 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 2  
3 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 1  
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Young riders
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 4:21:01  
2 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team    
3 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar    
4 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
5 Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team    
6 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4i    
7 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
8 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:54  
9 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:32  
10 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale    
11 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:02:40  
12 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:04:25  
13 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:09:56  
14 Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
15 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
16 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
17 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team    
18 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda    
19 John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i 0:10:13  
20 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
21 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:13:21  
22 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank    
23 Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
24 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1T4i    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Katusha Team 13:03:03  
2 Astana Pro Team    
3 Vacansoleil-DCM    
4 Saur-Sojasun    
5 Sky Procycling    
6 Lampre - ISD    
7 Rabobank Cycling Team    
8 FDJ-Bigmat    
9 Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
10 Team Europcar    
11 BMC Racing Team    
12 Project 1T4i 0:00:29  
13 Ag2R La Mondiale 0:00:54  
14 RadioShack-Nissan    
15 Euskaltel - Euskadi    
16 Liquigas-Cannondale 0:01:33  
17 Movistar Team 0:02:19  
18 Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:02:26  
19 Garmin - Barracuda 0:03:47  
20 GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:04:54  
21 Lotto-Belisol Team 0:09:56  
22 Team Saxo Bank 0:10:50  
General classification after stage 4
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 13:30:52  
2 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:00:06  
3 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:11  
4 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:00:14  
5 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:18  
6 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM    
7 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:20  
8 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:29  
9 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team 0:00:33  
10 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team 0:00:36  
11 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:44  
12 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 0:00:52  
13 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team 0:00:54  
14 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:02:31  
15 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 0:02:40  
16 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 0:02:46  
17 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
18 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:02:54  
19 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat    
20 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:03:00  
21 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:03:01  
22 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team 0:03:06  
23 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Team Saxo Bank 0:03:07  
24 Julien Simon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 0:03:08  
25 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:03:09  
26 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 0:03:12  
27 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R La Mondiale    
28 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:03:15  
29 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 0:03:16  
30 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar 0:03:18  
31 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:21  
32 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:03:24  
33 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar 0:03:26  
34 David Lelay (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
35 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:03:28  
36 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD 0:03:31  
37 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team 0:03:33  
38 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:03:37  
39 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda 0:03:44  
40 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:03:51  
41 Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 0:03:53  
42 Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 0:03:57  
43 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:04:01  
44 Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:04:07  
45 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 0:04:11  
46 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar 0:04:14  
47 Fränk Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan 0:04:19  
48 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 0:04:20  
49 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 0:04:23  
50 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar 0:04:28  
51 Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:04:31  
52 Mikaël Cherel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:04:43  
53 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:05:42  
54 Koen De Kort (Ned) Project 1T4i 0:05:43  
55 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:05:56  
56 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team 0:06:04  
57 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:06:08  
58 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:06:13  
59 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team 0:06:25  
60 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:06:35  
61 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team 0:07:04  
62 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:07:11  
63 Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:07:13  
64 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:07:31  
65 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:07:48  
66 Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:08:21  
67 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:08:42  
68 Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda 0:09:24  
69 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:10:12  
70 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 0:10:19  
71 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Barracuda 0:11:01  
72 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:11:32  
73 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:11:36  
74 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 0:11:38  
75 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 0:11:40  
76 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:11:42  
77 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:11:45  
78 Simon Geschke (Ger) Project 1T4i 0:11:46  
79 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:11:55  
80 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:11:56  
81 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team 0:12:20  
82 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4i 0:12:24  
83 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan 0:12:30  
84 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:12:48  
85 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:12:52  
86 Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:12:53  
87 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
88 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:12:57  
89 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:13:01  
90 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat    
91 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 0:13:03  
92 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 0:13:12  
93 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling 0:13:22  
94 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:13:23  
95 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:13:29  
96 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:13:31  
97 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Astana Pro Team 0:13:32  
98 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team 0:13:37  
99 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:13:44  
100 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:13:56  
101 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:14:05  
102 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda 0:14:09  
103 Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling 0:14:30  
104 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:14:39  
105 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:14:47  
106 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:14:58  
107 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:15:17  
108 Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:15:27  
109 John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i    
110 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda 0:15:29  
111 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:15:33  
112 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 0:15:42  
113 Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:15:43  
114 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 0:15:57  
115 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:16:36  
116 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:17:22  
117 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Bigmat    
118 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto-Belisol Team 0:17:42  
119 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:18:04  
120 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i 0:18:19  
121 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:18:30  
122 Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:18:48  
123 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 0:18:56  
124 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:19:18  
125 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team 0:19:22  
126 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Barracuda 0:19:25  
127 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:19:29  
128 Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:19:33  
129 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:19:34  
130 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 0:19:40  
131 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar 0:19:49  
132 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda 0:20:36  
133 Roy Curvers (Ned) Project 1T4i 0:20:42  
134 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 0:21:18  
135 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:21:36  
136 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar 0:22:34  
137 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
138 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling 0:22:51  
139 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 0:22:55  
140 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1T4i 0:22:56  
141 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank 0:23:00  
142 Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:23:03  
143 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:23:25  
144 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar 0:23:31  
145 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:23:32  
146 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:24:07  
147 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:24:47  
148 Tiziano Dall’Antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:25:13  
149 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:25:32  
150 Michael Mørkøv (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:26:15  
151 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:26:26  
152 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:26:44  
153 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:26:56  
154 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team 0:27:33  
155 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:28:04  
156 Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:28:16  
157 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:31:08  
158 Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:31:15  
159 Tom Veelers (Ned) Project 1T4i 0:31:27  
160 Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling 0:31:30  
161 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD 0:31:49  
162 Matthew Wilson (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:31:52  
163 Grischa Jan Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:31:58  
164 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:32:19  
165 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Barracuda 0:36:15  
166 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank 0:39:07  
167 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto-Belisol Team 0:39:46  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 52  pts
2 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 47  
3 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 45  
4 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 40  
5 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM 38  
6 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 35  
7 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 35  
8 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 34  
9 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team 34  
10 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 32  
11 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 29  
12 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 27  
13 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM 25  
14 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 22  
15 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 22  
16 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD 22  
17 Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 22  
18 John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i 20  
19 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda 18  
20 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 16  
21 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 16  
22 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team 15  
23 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 15  
24 Simon Geschke (Ger) Project 1T4i 15  
25 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R La Mondiale 14  
26 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 14  
27 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 13  
28 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan 13  
29 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 12  
30 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 11  
31 Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 10  
32 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 10  
33 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team 9  
34 Julien Simon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 9  
35 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 9  
36 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team 8  
37 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 8  
38 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda 8  
39 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 8  
40 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i 8  
41 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 8  
42 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team 7  
43 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 6  
44 Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 6  
45 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team 5  
46 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 5  
47 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team 4  
48 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 3  
49 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 3  
50 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 3  
51 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 3  
52 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 3  
53 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 2  
54 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar 2  
55 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 1  
56 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 1  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 18  pts
2 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 14  
3 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 10  
4 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 5  
5 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 5  
6 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 4  
7 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 4  
8 Roy Curvers (Ned) Project 1T4i 4  
9 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 4  
10 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 4  
11 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 2  
12 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 2  
13 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 2  
14 Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 2  
15 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team 2  
16 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 1  
17 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 1  
18 Michael Mørkøv (Den) Team Saxo Bank 1  
Young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 13:31:03  
2 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 0:03:01  
3 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar 0:03:07  
4 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:03:40  
5 Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 0:03:46  
6 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:05:31  
7 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:07:20  
8 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:11:31  
9 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4i 0:12:13  
10 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:13:20  
11 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:13:45  
12 John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i 0:15:16  
13 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda 0:15:18  
14 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i 0:18:08  
15 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:18:19  
16 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:19:07  
17 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team 0:19:11  
18 Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:19:22  
19 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:19:23  
20 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1T4i 0:22:45  
21 Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:22:52  
22 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:24:36  
23 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:25:21  
24 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:26:15  
25 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:26:45  
26 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank 0:38:56  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Omega Pharma-Quick Step 40:33:00  
2 Sky Procycling 0:03:00  
3 BMC Racing Team    
4 Katusha Team    
5 Astana Pro Team    
6 Vacansoleil-DCM 0:05:00  
7 FDJ-Bigmat    
8 Movistar Team 0:06:00  
9 RadioShack-Nissan    
10 Ag2R La Mondiale 0:07:00  
11 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:08:00  
12 Saur-Sojasun    
13 Team Europcar 0:09:00  
14 Project 1T4i    
15 Lampre - ISD    
16 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:10:00  
17 Liquigas-Cannondale 0:11:00  
18 Garmin - Barracuda 0:13:00  
19 Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:38:00  
20 Lotto-Belisol Team 0:19:18  
21 Team Saxo Bank 0:23:05  
22 Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:38:10