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March 4-11, 2012

March 08, Stage 5: Onet-le-Chateau - Mende 178km

Westra prevails on Mende mountain finish

By:
Daniel Benson
Published:
March 08, 2012, 14:56 GMT,
Updated:
March 09, 2012, 0:14 GMT

Wiggins hangs on to leader's jersey

Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM) came into Paris-Nice as an outside favourite for the overall win but after a blistering performance on the stage to Mende the Dutchman could yet be Bradley Wiggins's most dangerous rival.

Westra won the queen stage of Paris-Nice, attacking out of a small group of favourites inside the last kilometre of the climb to the finish. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) pushed out Bradley Wiggins (Sky) for second place, six seconds later.

“I felt good in the last hour and the goal was not to lose time on the final climb," Westra said. "But with one kilometer to go Wiggins attacked and he didn’t get away so I decided to attack myself. I took 100 meters on the group and they didn’t catch me, unbelievable!”

"The team did a great job and this win is fantastic. Until Sunday I must try not to lose time and then we will see what happens in the time trial.”

An exhausted Wiggins narrowly held on to his leader's yellow jersey, with Westra moving up to second place, six seconds down thanks to both a ten second time bonus for the stage and the deficit he inflicted by the time Wiggins crossed the line.

If Westra had not sat up with 15 meters to go and freewheeled over the line he would have pulled on yellow but his desire to slow and wave to the cameras allowed Wiggins enough time and space to keep a narrow lead but with three more stages remaining, including the final time trial up the Col d'Èze, Wiggins is far from secure in winning his first stage race since last year's Dauphine Libere.

"It was a case of just time trialling to the summit really and I think that put everyone in the red," Wiggins said on TeamSky.com. "There was only one guy able to attack off that pace so it was a perfect day.

"I think the next two days should be kinder. Hopefully the weather will be warmer, but today was the dangerous day. I think we’ve shown we’re the strongest here so I think it’s going to come down to Sunday barring any crashes and stupid splits tomorrow. So there’s still a bit of concentrating to do but the harder stages are behind us."

The stage was marked by a long break comprised of Simon Clarke (GreenEdge), Frederik Veuchelen (Vacansoleil-DCM), Yukiya Arashiro (Europcar) and David Le Lay (Saur-Sojasun), who broke clear two kilometers into the day. Their gap reached a maximum of 6:50, but three of the escapees were ultimately caught again on the penultimate climb of the day. Veuchelen held out until three kilometers to go, when he was gobbled up on the narrow road of the steep, closing climb in Mende.

It was Movistar, yesterday's most aggressive entourage, which began the serious chase inside the final 50 kilometers. For much of the stage the talk had centred on how much the final climb suited Valverde and his punchy accelerating style. Clearly he felt confident, sending his men to the front to aid BMC's earlier efforts, but on stage 4 he lacked his pre-Puerto kick.

Wiggins, who had not put a foot wrong all week, remained near the front but his task and that of his team was clear: allow the break to gain time, and then allow their rivals to chase. A perfect tactic, perfectly executed and even when Kevin Seeldrayers (Astana) and Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank Cycling Team) gained close to a minute Sky remained relaxed and in check.

Positioning became paramount on the approach to the final climb, as the already splintered peloton traced the summit of the Cote de Chabrits, before descending to the foot of the final climb. Veuchelen, the new leader of the king of the mountains competition, final relented on the lower slopes into but there was no sign of Valverde's expected attack.

Instead it was Sky, who for so long had remained patient, who took up the challenge. Wiggins moved closer to the front, just as his teammate Richie Porte set to work. The Volta ao Algarve winner is clearly enjoying both his form and freedom at Sky and he strung out the remnants of the bunch. Pretender after pretender slipped from the back, Rein Taaramae (Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne), Bauke Mollema (Rabobank Cycling Team), Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), Andreas Klöden (RadioShack-Nissan) and Fränk Schleck, all unable to follow.

Ahead, Wiggins, Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma QuickStep) and Tejay Van Gardeneren (BMC) gritted their teeth and when Porte finally swung over with one kilometre to go the pace finally eased. But the truce was momentary.

Wiggins, as race leader, took to the front, but Westra, lying 18 seconds down overnight, attacked. In no time he had a gap as Van Garderen ran out of steam and Valverde could do nothing but follow.

Seeing his lead slip, Wiggins turned on the throttle in the final few hundred meters but in reality his lead partly due to Westra's decision to slow his efforts when approaching the line. Paris-Nice is far from over. It's wide open.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM 4:52:46  
2 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:06  
3 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling    
4 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
5 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team    
6 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:16  
7 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat    
8 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:24  
9 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling    
10 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 0:00:30  
11 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan    
12 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team    
13 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:00:42  
14 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4i    
15 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM    
16 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
17 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:48  
18 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team    
19 Fränk Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan    
20 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
21 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 0:00:53  
22 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
23 Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team    
24 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
25 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
26 Mikaël Cherel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
27 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar    
28 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 0:01:00  
29 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:01:04  
30 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan    
31 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 0:01:11  
32 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:13  
33 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:15  
34 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:01:17  
35 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:01:25  
36 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
37 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 0:01:30  
38 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team 0:01:32  
39 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team    
40 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
41 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team    
42 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
43 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
44 Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
45 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat    
46 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Barracuda 0:01:47  
47 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
48 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:01:56  
49 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar    
50 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 0:02:02  
51 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
52 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM    
53 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:06  
54 Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:02:14  
55 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:02:18  
56 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:19  
57 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat    
58 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:02:31  
59 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:02:36  
60 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team    
61 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team    
62 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team    
63 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:02:45  
64 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:52  
65 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:02:55  
66 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar 0:03:01  
67 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team 0:03:30  
68 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan    
69 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:03:42  
70 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:03:44  
71 David Lelay (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 0:03:53  
72 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:04:05  
73 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:04:14  
74 Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
75 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 0:04:18  
76 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 0:04:51  
77 Julien Simon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 0:05:10  
78 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar    
79 Simon Geschke (Ger) Project 1T4i    
80 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
81 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
82 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:05:16  
83 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
84 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat    
85 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM    
86 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Astana Pro Team 0:05:24  
87 Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling 0:05:58  
88 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
89 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling 0:06:13  
90 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank    
91 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
92 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
93 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
94 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team 0:06:23  
95 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:07:19  
96 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:07:40  
97 Koen De Kort (Ned) Project 1T4i    
98 Grischa Jan Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
99 Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
100 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
101 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
102 Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
103 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
104 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling    
105 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team 0:11:44  
106 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team    
107 Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:16:59  
108 Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
109 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
110 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
111 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Barracuda    
112 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda    
113 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda    
114 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
115 Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
116 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar    
117 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda    
118 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
119 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda    
120 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Barracuda    
121 Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
122 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:17:05  
123 Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:17:53  
124 Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 0:18:09  
125 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank 0:18:26  
126 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:20:17  
127 Matthew Wilson (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
128 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
129 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
130 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
131 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i    
132 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD    
133 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
134 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
135 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM    
136 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team    
137 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
138 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Bigmat    
139 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
140 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
141 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
142 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
143 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
144 Roy Curvers (Ned) Project 1T4i    
145 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
146 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar    
147 Tiziano Dall’Antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
148 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team    
149 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
150 Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling    
151 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto-Belisol Team    
152 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1T4i    
153 Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
154 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto-Belisol Team    
155 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD    
156 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team    
157 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
158 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar    
159 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
160 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
161 Michael Mørkøv (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
162 John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i    
163 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling    
164 Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda    
DNS Tom Veelers (Ned) Project 1T4i    
DNF Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat    
DNF Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
Intermediate Sprint - Mende
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 3  pts
2 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 2  
3 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team 1  
Points
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM 25  pts
2 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 22  
3 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 20  
4 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 18  
5 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team 16  
6 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 15  
7 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 14  
8 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 13  
9 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 12  
10 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 11  
11 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 10  
12 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 9  
13 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 8  
14 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4i 7  
15 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM 6  
16 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 5  
17 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team 4  
18 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team 3  
19 Fränk Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan 2  
20 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 1  
Mountain 1 - Col d'Aujols, km. 15.5
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 4  pts
2 David Lelay (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 2  
3 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar 1  
Mountain 2 - Côte de la Malène, km. 96.0
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 10  pts
2 David Lelay (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 8  
3 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar 6  
4 Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 4  
5 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 3  
6 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 2  
7 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 1  
Mountain 3 - Côte du Cayla, km. 111.5
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 4  pts
2 David Lelay (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 2  
3 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar 1  
Mountain 4 - Côte de l'Estrade, km. 146.5
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 10  pts
2 David Lelay (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 8  
3 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar 6  
4 Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 4  
5 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Astana Pro Team 3  
6 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 2  
7 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 1  
Mountain 5 - Côte de Chabrits, km. 170.5
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 7  pts
2 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar 5  
3 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 3  
4 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team 2  
5 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team 1  
Mountain 6 - Mende-La Croix-Neuve-Montée Laurent Jalabert, km. 178.5
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM 10  pts
2 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 8  
3 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 6  
4 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 4  
5 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team 3  
6 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 2  
7 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 1  
Young riders
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 4:53:10  
2 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:06  
3 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4i 0:00:18  
4 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar 0:00:29  
5 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:01:01  
6 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:42  
7 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:02:07  
8 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:28  
9 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:03:20  
10 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:16:35  
11 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda    
12 Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
13 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:16:41  
14 Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 0:17:45  
15 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank 0:18:02  
16 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:19:53  
17 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
18 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i    
19 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
20 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
21 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
22 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
23 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team    
24 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1T4i    
25 Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
26 John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Sky Procycling 14:39:30  
2 Movistar Team 0:00:55  
3 Radioshack-Nissan 0:01:10  
4 AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:11  
5 Katusha Team 0:01:19  
6 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:32  
7 FDJ-Big Mat 0:01:36  
8 Lampre - ISD 0:01:54  
9 Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
10 Saur - Sojasun 0:02:04  
11 Team Europcar 0:02:07  
12 BMC Racing Team 0:02:22  
13 Astana Pro Team 0:03:10  
14 Liquigas-Cannondale 0:04:01  
15 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:39  
16 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:06:40  
17 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:08:00  
18 Project 1t4i 0:12:20  
19 Team Saxo Bank 0:12:29  
20 GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:16:22  
21 Lotto Belisol Team 0:23:51  
22 Garmin-Cervelo 0:34:33  
General classification after stage 5
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 18:23:40  
2 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:00:06  
3 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:00:10  
4 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:18  
5 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team 0:00:37  
6 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:39  
7 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:46  
8 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 0:01:06  
9 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:01:16  
10 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team 0:01:21  
11 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team 0:02:24  
12 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:46  
13 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 0:03:34  
14 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
15 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 0:03:37  
16 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:03:42  
17 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:03:51  
18 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar 0:04:09  
19 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Team Saxo Bank 0:04:20  
20 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 0:04:24  
21 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
22 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:04:27  
23 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team 0:04:36  
24 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:04:45  
25 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:04:47  
26 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 0:04:51  
27 Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:04:58  
28 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 0:05:03  
29 Fränk Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan 0:05:05  
30 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 0:05:13  
31 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 0:05:14  
32 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:05:24  
33 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:05:25  
34 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 0:05:29  
35 Mikaël Cherel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:05:34  
36 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team 0:06:07  
37 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:06:20  
38 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar 0:06:22  
39 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar 0:06:25  
40 Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:06:43  
41 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team 0:07:11  
42 David Lelay (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 0:07:17  
43 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:07:40  
44 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:07:46  
45 Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 0:08:05  
46 Julien Simon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 0:08:16  
47 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:08:29  
48 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 0:08:30  
49 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:08:56  
50 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:09:12  
51 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:09:15  
52 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar 0:09:22  
53 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team 0:10:32  
54 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 0:11:47  
55 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:12:07  
56 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:12:19  
57 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:12:25  
58 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 0:12:31  
59 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:12:46  
60 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4i 0:13:04  
61 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:13:05  
62 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 0:13:08  
63 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:13:19  
64 Koen De Kort (Ned) Project 1T4i 0:13:21  
65 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:13:30  
66 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:13:32  
67 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team 0:13:50  
68 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 0:14:01  
69 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:14:30  
70 Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:14:51  
71 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:14:53  
72 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 0:15:10  
73 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:15:26  
74 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:15:38  
75 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:15:44  
76 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan 0:15:58  
77 Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:15:59  
78 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:16:21  
79 Simon Geschke (Ger) Project 1T4i 0:16:54  
80 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:17:05  
81 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 0:17:08  
82 Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:17:13  
83 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team 0:17:46  
84 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:17:51  
85 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:18:12  
86 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:18:44  
87 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Astana Pro Team 0:18:54  
88 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:19:13  
89 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:19:30  
90 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling 0:19:33  
91 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team 0:19:58  
92 Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling 0:20:26  
93 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda 0:20:41  
94 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur-Sojasun    
95 Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 0:22:04  
96 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:22:17  
97 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:23:00  
98 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:23:20  
99 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:23:32  
100 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD 0:23:46  
101 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:25:00  
102 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 0:25:34  
103 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:27:26  
104 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 0:27:44  
105 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:27:46  
106 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Barracuda 0:27:58  
107 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:28:57  
108 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank 0:29:11  
109 Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda 0:29:39  
110 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling 0:30:29  
111 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:30:53  
112 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:31:03  
113 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda 0:31:06  
114 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:31:44  
115 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:31:45  
116 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda 0:32:26  
117 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:33:07  
118 Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:33:18  
119 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:33:33  
120 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:33:44  
121 John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i 0:35:42  
122 Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:35:45  
123 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:35:48  
124 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 0:35:57  
125 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Barracuda 0:36:22  
126 Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:36:30  
127 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda 0:37:33  
128 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Bigmat 0:37:37  
129 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto-Belisol Team 0:37:57  
130 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Barracuda 0:38:00  
131 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:38:19  
132 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i 0:38:34  
133 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:38:45  
134 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar 0:39:31  
135 Grischa Jan Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:39:36  
136 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
137 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team 0:39:37  
138 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:39:44  
139 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:39:49  
140 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 0:39:55  
141 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar 0:40:04  
142 Roy Curvers (Ned) Project 1T4i 0:40:57  
143 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:41:51  
144 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:42:35  
145 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1T4i 0:43:11  
146 Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:43:18  
147 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar 0:43:46  
148 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:43:47  
149 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:45:02  
150 Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:45:13  
151 Tiziano Dall’Antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:45:28  
152 Michael Mørkøv (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:46:30  
153 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:46:41  
154 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:46:59  
155 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:47:11  
156 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team 0:47:48  
157 Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:48:12  
158 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:48:19  
159 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:51:23  
160 Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling 0:51:45  
161 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD 0:52:04  
162 Matthew Wilson (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:52:07  
163 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank 0:57:31  
164 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto-Belisol Team 1:00:01  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 74  pts
2 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 67  
3 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM 63  
4 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 50  
5 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 45  
6 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 45  
7 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 43  
8 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 40  
9 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 35  
10 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team 34  
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 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team 25  
15 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 22  
16 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 22  
17 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 22  
18 Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 22  
19 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD 22  
20 John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i 20  
21 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 18  
22 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 18  
23 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda 18  
24 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 16  
25 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team 15  
26 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 15  
27 Simon Geschke (Ger) Project 1T4i 15  
28 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R La Mondiale 14  
29 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 14  
30 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 13  
31 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 13  
32 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan 13  
33 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 13  
34 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team 12  
35 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 12  
36 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 11  
37 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 11  
38 Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 10  
39 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 10  
40 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 9  
41 Julien Simon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 9  
42 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda 8  
43 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 8  
44 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 8  
45 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i 8  
46 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4i 7  
47 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team 7  
48 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM 6  
49 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 6  
50 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team 5  
51 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team 5  
52 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team 4  
53 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 4  
54 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 3  
55 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 3  
56 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 3  
57 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 3  
58 Fränk Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan 3  
59 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar 2  
60 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 2  
61 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 2  
62 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 2  
63 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 1  
64 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 1  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 36  pts
2 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 20  
3 David Lelay (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 20  
4 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar 19  
5 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 15  
6 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 14  
7 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 13  
8 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM 10  
9 Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 8  
10 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 6  
11 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 5  
12 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 5  
13 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 4  
14 Roy Curvers (Ned) Project 1T4i 4  
15 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 4  
16 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 4  
17 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 4  
18 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team 3  
19 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team 3  
20 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Astana Pro Team 3  
21 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 2  
22 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 2  
23 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 2  
24 Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 2  
25 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team 2  
26 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur-Sojasun 2  
27 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat 1  
28 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 1  
29 Michael Mørkøv (Den) Team Saxo Bank 1  
Young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 18:24:19  
2 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 0:02:55  
3 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar 0:03:30  
4 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:05:41  
5 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:07:07  
6 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4i 0:12:25  
7 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:12:26  
8 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:15:42  
9 Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team 0:21:25  
10 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:22:21  
11 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:27:07  
12 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:30:14  
13 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda 0:31:47  
14 John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i 0:35:03  
15 Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:35:51  
16 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i 0:37:55  
17 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:38:06  
18 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team 0:38:58  
19 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:39:10  
20 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:41:56  
21 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1T4i 0:42:32  
22 Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:42:39  
23 Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:44:23  
24 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:46:02  
25 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:46:32  
26 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank 0:56:52  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Omega Pharma-Quickstep 55:14:37  
2 Sky Procycling 0:01:00  
3 Movistar Team 0:02:32  
4 Katusha Team 0:03:02  
5 BMC Racing Team 0:03:32  
6 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:04:37  
7 Astana Pro Team 0:04:55  
8 FDJ-Big Mat 0:05:21  
9 Radioshack-Nissan 0:05:24  
10 AG2R La Mondiale 0:06:08  
11 Saur - Sojasun 0:08:38  
12 Team Europcar 0:09:12  
13 Lampre - ISD 0:09:14  
14 Liquigas-Cannondale 0:12:20  
15 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:13:06  
16 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:14:15  
17 Project 1t4i 0:19:27  
18 GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:29:29  
19 Team Saxo Bank 0:33:27  
20 Lotto Belisol Team 0:41:02  
21 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:42:43  
22 Garmin-Cervelo 0:45:54