De Gendt solos to victory

Wiggins remains in leader's jersey

Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM) soloed to victory on stage 7 of Paris-Nice on a day that saw Levi Leipheimer’s overall challenge unravel on the long descent of the Col de Vence. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) retains the yellow jersey ahead of Sunday’s concluding time trial on the slopes of the Col d’Eze, and his task of sealing overall honours seems rather more straightforward now that Leipheimer is no longer within striking distance.

De Gendt was part of an early break in the company of Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) and the pair quickly established a lead in excess of 12 minutes over a peloton that was more than content to let them to it. On the slopes of the Col de Vence, De Gendt pulled away from the Estonian and went to reach the Promenade des Angalis over six minutes clear, while John Degenkolb (Project 1t4i) led the peloton home all of 9:24 behind.

“Taaramae was an ideal ally. On the Col de Vence he tried to drop me, but I felt so much stronger than him,” De Gendt said. ““At the moment, everyone on the team is in good form. It was a nice stage and a nice finish.”

While De Gendt and Taaramae were locked in their private duel up front, there was scarcely a murmur from the overall contenders on the way up the 9-kilometre climb as Team Sky controlled affairs in support of Wiggins. With 54 largely downhill kilometres then separating the summit of the Col de Vence from the finish, it appeared as though what had already been a low-key stage would simply peter out on the road to Nice.

The script was altered slightly on the way down, however, as Leipheimer fell twice on the descent and surrendered all hopes of a high overall finish. The veteran American first lost ground when he took a tumble as the peloton slowed to tackle a sharp left hand bend with 31km to go.

With Movistar setting the pace on the front for Alejandro Valverde, Leipheimer had five Omega Pharma-QuickStep teammates for company as he desperately gave chase, a minute down on the pack. In spite of taking a number of risks on the sinuous descent, they were struggling to make any inroads into their deficit, and a second crash with 16km to go put paid to any scant hopes Leipheimer had of making contact.

Leipheimer can have justifiable cause for frustration at the nature of his accident, for the crash happened as his teammate scrambled to avoid a motorbike that had stopped just beyond a blind right hand turn. While the first Omega Pharma riders managed to unclip and stay upright, Leipheimer couldn’t avoid ploughing into the back of Dries Devenyns and though he was able to remount, it was clear that his chances of regaining the peloton had come a cropper.

Understandably, Leipheimer took no further risks on the run-in to the finish, and he crossed the line almost 17 minutes down on De Gendt. Indeed, the portents for his day had perhaps been ominous from the off on a stage that saw him hit the deck no fewer than three times. At the mid-point of the stage, as the peloton ambled along behind the escapees, Leipheimer was caught up in a crash with Adrian Saez (Euskaltel-Euskadi).

Overall leader Wiggins had no such travails, however, and he was a highly visible presence on the front end of the peloton throughout the day, particularly when Movistar wound up the pace on the descent of the Col de Vence. The threatened Alejandro Valverde move never materialised, however, and Wiggins remains 18 seconds clear of the Spaniard ahead of tomorrow’s time trial, though he may yet face a stiff challenge from Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM), who is just 6 seconds down in second place.

A high speed start

The final road stage of Paris-Nice meant that there were plenty of riders looking to sniff out the early break as the peloton left Sisteron, and the pace was suitably searing. No fewer than 50.3km were covered in a hyperactive first hour of racing that eventually saw Taaramae and De Gendt establish a lead and go clear.

With the tired legs in the peloton calling for a truce, the pair quickly built up a twelve-minute lead and even though over 100km still remained, it was soon apparent that they would be left to contest the spoils. De Gendt led over the Col des Lèques, Col de Luens and Côte de Peyroules and immediately began forcing the pace on the first category Col de Vence.

Taaramae responded in kind, but when De Gendt launched a more telling attack three kilometres from the summit, the Estonian was unable to match his pace. Although he limited his losses to 12 seconds at the summit, De Gendt launched into the descent with considerable gusto and within a matter of kilometres, he was over a minute clear and on the road to victory. In spite of the exposed roads at the base of the descent, he maintained a metronomic rhythm to come home over six minutes ahead of Taaramae and almost ten clear of the bunch.

Sky controlled matters behind, after sweeping up a speculative attack from Evgeni Petrov (Astana), before Movistar took over on the way down the descent. Their pace-setting efforts were redoubled once it emerged that Leipheimer was dangling off the back of the peloton, but while Valverde was a menacing presence at the front end of the bunch on the approach to Nice, he slipped back into the peloton as the road flattened out.

Through the streets of Nice, Wiggins and Sky once again eased their way to the front end of the peloton, keen to ensure that none of his rivals snaffled up the bonus seconds for third. And so it proved, as John Degenkolb (Project 1t4i) tested his legs by seeing off Greg Henderson (Lotto Belisol) and Thor Hushovd (BMC) for third.

Wiggins has been an assured yellow jersey throughout the week, and his constant positioning near the front of the peloton seems indicative of the state of his form. With Leipheimer out of the equation, his task seems all the more straightforward on Sunday, although Lieuwe Westra remains just six seconds off the pace. After surprising all and sundry with victory at Mende, the Dutchman will seek to spring the ultimate upset on the Col d’Eze.

Full Results
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM5:11:48 
2Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:06:18 
3John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i0:09:24 
4Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto-Belisol Team  
5Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
6Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team  
7Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM  
8Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
9Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team  
10Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
11Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
12Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team  
13Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne  
14Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R La Mondiale  
15Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda  
16Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar  
17Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
18Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
19Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
20Julien Simon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
21Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar  
22Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne  
23Mikaël Cherel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
24Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat  
25Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
26Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
27Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
28Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
29Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
30Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan  
31Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling  
32Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
33Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat  
34Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling  
35Matthew Wilson (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
36Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team  
37Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling  
38Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
39Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat  
40Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
41Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
42Grischa Jan Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
43Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM  
44José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team  
45Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team  
46Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Astana Pro Team  
47Simon Geschke (Ger) Project 1T4i  
48Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
49Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
50Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
51Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team  
52Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Team Saxo Bank  
53Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
54David Lelay (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
55Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda  
56Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
57Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat  
58Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
59Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne  
60Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
61Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar  
62Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team  
63Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team  
64Maxime Bouet (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
65Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
66Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
67Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan  
68Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Barracuda  
69David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team  
70Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team  
71Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
72Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM  
73Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
74Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
75Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
76Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
77Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team  
78Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
79Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
80Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
81Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team  
82Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM  
83Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
84Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team  
85Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team  
86David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
87Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
88Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
89Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
90Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne  
91Fränk Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan  
92Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4i  
93Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
94Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM  
95Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
96Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar  
97Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
98Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
99Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:09:41 
100Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar  
101Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling0:09:47 
102Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team0:12:42 
103Jens Keukeleire (Bel) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
104Michael Mørkøv (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
105Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
106Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Barracuda  
107Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda  
108Koen De Kort (Ned) Project 1T4i  
109Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
110Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
111Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
112Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
113Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat  
114Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team  
115Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling  
116Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale  
117Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar  
118Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
119Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Barracuda  
120Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
121Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
122Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank  
123Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank  
124David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne  
125Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM  
126Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:16:50 
127Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
128Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
129Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
130Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
131Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD  
132Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:20:26 
133Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar  
134Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Bigmat  
135Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
136Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda  
137Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1T4i  
138Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i  
139Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
140Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
141Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar  
142Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
143Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
144Tiziano Dall’Antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
145Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda  
DNSJimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
DNSLars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto-Belisol Team  
DNSMarcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
DNSRémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne  
DNSLeigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
DNFChristian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling  
DNFDries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
DNFRoy Curvers (Ned) Project 1T4i  
DNFJérémie Galland (Fra) Saur-Sojasun  
DNFDenis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team  
DNFPeio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
Sprint 1 - Tourrettes-Sur-Loup, 150km
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM3pts
2Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne2 
3Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1 
Points - Nice, 219.5km
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM25pts
2Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne22 
3John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i20 
4Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto-Belisol Team18 
5Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team16 
6Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team15 
7Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM14 
8Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team13 
9Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team12 
10Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD11 
11Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur-Sojasun10 
12Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team9 
13Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne8 
14Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R La Mondiale7 
15Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda6 
16Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar5 
17Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale4 
18Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team3 
19Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
20Julien Simon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun1 
Mountain 1 - Col des Lèques, 73.5km
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM7pts
2Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne5 
3Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM3 
4Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM2 
5Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne1 
Mountain 2 - Col de Luens, 91km
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM7pts
2Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne5 
3Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team3 
4Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM2 
5Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne1 
Mountain 3 - Côte de Peyroules, 99km
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM4pts
2Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne2 
3Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team1 
Mountain 4 - Col de Vence, 165km
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM10pts
2Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne8 
3Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne6 
4Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM4 
5Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling3 
6Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM2 
7Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling1 
Young riders
1Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne5:18:06 
2John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i0:03:06 
3Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team  
4Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda  
5Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
6Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
7Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
8Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
9Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4i  
10Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
11Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:03:23 
12Jens Keukeleire (Bel) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:06:24 
13Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team  
14Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale  
15Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar  
16Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
17Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank  
18Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM  
19Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:14:08 
20Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
21Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1T4i  
22Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i  
23Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
2Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:06:18 
3BMC Racing Team0:09:24 
5Movistar Team  
6GreenEdge Cycling Team  
8Lotto-Belisol Team  
9Team Europcar  
10Ag2R La Mondiale  
11Sky Procycling  
12Euskaltel - Euskadi  
13Katusha Team  
14Rabobank Cycling Team  
15Astana Pro Team  
16Lampre - ISD  
17Garmin - Barracuda  
18Project 1T4i  
21Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:12:42 
22Team Saxo Bank  
General classification after stage 7
1Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling27:53:04 
2Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM0:00:06 
3Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:18 
4Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team0:00:37 
5Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:39 
6Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:46 
7Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat0:01:06 
8Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:01:16 
9Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team0:01:21 
10Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team0:02:24 
11Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:46 
12Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:03:27 
13Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:03:34 
14Maxime Bouet (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
15Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:03:37 
16Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:03:42 
17Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Team Saxo Bank0:04:20 
18Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat0:04:24 
19Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
20Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R La Mondiale0:04:27 
21Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team0:04:36 
22Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:04:45 
23Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:04:47 
24Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar0:04:51 
25Fränk Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan0:05:05 
26Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:05:06 
27Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:05:13 
28Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team0:05:14 
29Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:05:25 
30Mikaël Cherel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:05:34 
31Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM0:06:07 
32Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team  
33Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar0:06:22 
34Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar0:06:25 
35Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:06:43 
36Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team0:07:11 
37David Lelay (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:07:17 
38Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar0:07:27 
39Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:07:36 
40Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:07:46 
41Julien Simon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:08:16 
42Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:08:29 
43Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:09:12 
44Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM0:09:15 
45Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar0:09:22 
46Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale0:09:38 
47Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat0:10:17 
48Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:11:47 
49Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:12:07 
50Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:12:19 
51Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:12:46 
52Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:13:05 
53Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:13:08 
54Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:13:19 
55Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team0:13:50 
56Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team0:14:30 
57Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:15:10 
58Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM0:15:38 
59Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan0:15:58 
60Koen De Kort (Ned) Project 1T4i0:16:39 
61Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:17:05 
62David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:17:08 
63Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:17:13 
64Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat0:17:19 
65Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:17:25 
66Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Astana Pro Team0:18:54 
67Simon Geschke (Ger) Project 1T4i0:19:37 
68Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:19:39 
69Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM0:19:51 
70David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team0:19:58 
71Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling0:20:32 
72Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:20:38 
73Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:21:52 
74Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:22:17 
75Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:22:52 
76Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:22:58 
77Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD0:23:46 
78Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda0:23:55 
79Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:24:06 
80Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:25:00 
81Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling0:25:09 
82Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4i0:25:19 
83Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:25:39 
84José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:25:53 
85Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:27:37 
86Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:27:53 
87Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team0:28:36 
88Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling0:29:20 
89Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM0:31:04 
90Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda0:31:06 
91Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:31:39 
92Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:31:43 
93Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank0:32:29 
94Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:33:44 
95Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:34:45 
96John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i0:35:38 
97Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat0:35:51 
98Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:36:25 
99Jens Keukeleire (Bel) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:37:19 
100Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto-Belisol Team0:37:57 
101Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Barracuda0:38:00 
102Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:38:36 
103Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:38:53 
104David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:39:13 
105Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Barracuda0:39:23 
106Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:39:36 
107Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team0:40:08 
108Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Barracuda0:40:14 
109Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda0:40:33 
110Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda0:40:41 
111Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:41:13 
112Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team0:41:37 
113Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team0:42:55 
114Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:43:02 
115Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:43:14 
116Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team0:43:38 
117Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM0:43:47 
118Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:44:20 
119Grischa Jan Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:47:43 
120Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team0:47:48 
121Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar0:47:55 
122Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Bigmat0:48:39 
123Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:49:47 
124Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:49:58 
125Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:50:51 
126Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar0:51:06 
127Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:51:34 
128Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:55:05 
129Matthew Wilson (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:55:15 
130Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda0:56:42 
131Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:57:15 
132Michael Mørkøv (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:57:55 
133Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:59:37 
134Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team0:59:44 
135Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i1:01:36 
136Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1:01:44 
137Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1:02:48 
138Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar1:02:55 
139Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling1:03:10 
140Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale1:04:22 
141Tiziano Dall’Antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1:04:37 
142Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank1:06:08 
143Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1T4i1:06:13 
144Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD1:17:34 
145Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank1:18:53 
Points classification
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team74pts
2Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling67 
3Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM63 
4Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team52 
5Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step50 
6Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD49 
7Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team46 
8Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team45 
9Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan45 
10Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM44 
11Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team43 
12Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team43 
13Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team41 
14John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i40 
15Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur-Sojasun39 
16Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne38 
17Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step36 
18Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan34 
19Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team31 
20Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda28 
21Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM27 
22Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team25 
23Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne25 
24Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat24 
25Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda24 
26Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step22 
27Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team22 
28Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R La Mondiale21 
29Julien Simon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun20 
30Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling18 
31Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD18 
32Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto-Belisol Team18 
33Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale18 
34Simon Geschke (Ger) Project 1T4i17 
35Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team15 
36Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale15 
37Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale15 
38Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team15 
39Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale13 
40Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan13 
41Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling13 
42Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team13 
43Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling13 
44Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team12 
45Koen De Kort (Ned) Project 1T4i12 
46Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun11 
47Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar11 
48Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team11 
49Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM10 
50Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi9 
51Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team9 
52Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i8 
53Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar7 
54Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4i7 
55Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM6 
56Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar6 
57Maxime Bouet (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale5 
58José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team5 
59Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank5 
60Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team4 
61Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team4 
62Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale4 
63Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM3 
64Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team3 
65Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step3 
66Fränk Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan2 
67Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
68Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team2 
69Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team2 
70Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
71Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat1 
72Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team1 
73Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat1 
74Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale1 
Mountains classification
1Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM64pts
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM42 
3Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne28 
4David Lelay (Fra) Saur-Sojasun20 
5Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne20 
6Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar19 
7Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team15 
8Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team13 
9Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan12 
10Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM10 
11Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team8 
12Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling6 
13Mikaël Cherel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale5 
14Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team5 
15Simon Geschke (Ger) Project 1T4i5 
16Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale5 
17Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan4 
18Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team4 
19Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step4 
20Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM4 
21Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat4 
22Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team3 
23Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team3 
24Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team3 
25Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Astana Pro Team3 
26Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling3 
27Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step2 
28Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team2 
29Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD2 
30Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM2 
31David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team2 
32Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team2 
33Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat1 
34Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team1 
35Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling1 
36Michael Mørkøv (Den) Team Saxo Bank1 
Young riders classification
1Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team27:53:43 
2Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:02:55 
3Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar0:06:48 
4Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:07:07 
5Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale0:08:59 
6Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:12:26 
7Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:19:00 
8Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4i0:24:40 
9Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:27:14 
10Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM0:30:25 
11John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i0:34:59 
12Jens Keukeleire (Bel) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:36:40 
13Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team0:39:29 
14Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda0:39:54 
15Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:40:34 
16Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team0:42:16 
17Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:49:08 
18Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:50:12 
19Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:54:26 
20Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i1:00:57 
21Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1:01:05 
22Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1T4i1:05:34 
23Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank1:18:14 
Teams classification
2Sky Procycling0:05:47 
3Movistar Team0:07:19 
4Katusha Team0:07:49 
5Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:08:05 
6BMC Racing Team0:08:19 
7Astana Pro Team0:09:42 
10Ag2R La Mondiale0:10:55 
12Team Europcar0:13:59 
13Lampre - ISD0:14:01 
15Euskaltel - Euskadi0:17:53 
16Rabobank Cycling Team0:18:48 
17Project 1T4i0:26:59 
18GreenEdge Cycling Team0:37:24 
19Team Saxo Bank0:41:32 
20Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:47:32 
21Lotto-Belisol Team0:48:57 
22Garmin - Barracuda0:50:41 


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