Ventoso takes vaunted Willunga stage

Meyer holds onto overall despite a whittled advantage

Two days after Movistar gained its first win in its current guise at Argentina's Tour de San Luis, Francisco Ventoso has grabbed another victory, this time in Australia at the Santos Tour Down Under. The Spaniard narrowly beat Michael Matthews (Rabobank) and Matthew Goss (HTC-Highroad) in a sprint along Willunga's Main Rd.

Goss' third place allowed him to peg back four seconds and he now sits eight seconds behind coutryman and Garmin-Cervelo's man in ochre, Cameron Meyer. Meyer went into the day needing to prevent his rivals gaining precious bonus seconds on offer in the intermediate sprints and the finish, which he and Garmin-Cervélo did, save for the four he reliquished at the end of the day.

"My team rode fantastically," said Meyer after the finish. [Matt] Goss took a few seconds back at the end but the team wanted to take the seconds on offer from the other sprinters today."

As for his chances of holding onto his race lead in tomorrow's 90km final stage around Adelaide's North Terrace, Meyer remains hopeful and will again look to his team to provide the platform for a solid performance.

"I'll have my fingers crossed that I can hold onto the jersey tomorrow - hopefully Tyler has the legs to get some time off the other sprinters," said Meyer, adding that Farrar "swapped off the front so well today - normally it's me doing that.

"The team rode beautifully and rode to the tactics we set at the start of the day. I'm confident - the legs are good and I hope it works out well tomorrow so we still have the jersey."

Willunga calling...

The penultimate day of this year's Tour Down Under began with massive expectations for a showdown on Old Willunga Hill, as Cameron Meyer took the leader's ochre jersey into the stage. He held a 10-second advantage over Laurens ten Dam (Rabobank) and 12 over countryman Matthew Goss (HTC-Highroad).

The aim of the Garmin-Cervélo team at the start of the day was to negate the chances for the other sprinters - Goss in particular - to take bonus seconds on offer throughout the parcours and see what eventuated at the finish. The likes of Jack Bobridge, Tyler Farrar, Matthew Wilson and Meyer's brother Travis patrolled the front of the peloton to ensure this happened.

And that's how it eventuated; the day's main break went after five kilometres and consisted of eight riders, with Michael Hepburn (UniSA-Australia), Tanel Kangert (Astana), Davide Vigano (LEOpard-Trek), John Murphy (BMC Racing), Joost Van Leijin (Vacansoleil), Juan Horrach and Eduard Vorganov (Katusha) and Sebastian Haedo (Saxo Bank) making the move.

The octet was given 2:36 at its height but was always going to find the going tough to stay away on the first ascent of Old Willunga Hill and that's how it developed - the escapees fought out the points at both intermediate sprints before it was time for the major players to show their hand heading up to the KOM.

Mountains classification leader Luke Roberts consolidated his lead in the race for that title with maximum points at the top of Old Willunga Hill and soon after, along Range Road, an elite group of seven formed, containing Lance Armstrong - in his farewell to Australia - plus Movistar duo Luis Pasamontes and José Ivan Gutierrez and Katusha veteran Sergei Ivanov.

This selection never gained more than 20 seconds and by the second ascent of Old Willunga Hill it had been caught, replaced by a leading trio of Richie Porte (Saxo Bank), Ben Hermans (RadioShack) and Jack Bobridge (Garmin-Cervélo), who split the peloton with their solid attack and forced HTC-Highroad to chase hard.

Hayden Roulston and Goss managed to achieve this along McMurtie Rd for the final time, although they brought the likes of Simon Gerrans, Michael Matthews and Meyer with them to form a group of 20 heading into the finale. And 25 seconds behind them André Greipel and Allan Davis were in a group that was battling to regain contact with the front of the race.

One member of the leading group not expected to feature was Ventoso, but he sprung out of the pack with immaculate timing to hold off Matthews and Goss, who finished second and third respectively, in the process setting up a mouth-watering finale to this year's edition of the Tour Down Under tomorrow.

"This is a massive victory for me, but more important for the team," said Ventoso, whose palmares includes a stage of the 2006 Vuelta a España.

"We have a new sponsor this year and to win is really important. We can be calm for the rest of the year, now we have won a race," said Ventoso of his Movistar team that now leads the team standings ahead of Vacansoleil-DCM and Ag2R-La Mondiale.

"My legs today are stronger than other days. The crowds were incredible and the ambience is very special for cycling," he added.

As for Goss, he can take consolation in the fact he's still in the hunt for the overall win, with a team that has shown it's got the firepower to control a race.

"The day went alright, I ended up in the bunch I wanted to be in," said Goss. "It wasn't a perfect sprint for me I made a bit of a mistake. I tried to get on the side with less wind but I got close to the barrier a little bit.

"I still managed to get third and I'm a few seconds away from the lead so I'm there for a crack tomorrow.

"I can try and get some bonus seconds and try and get the win I've been so close all week. I've been in and out of the jersey so if the pattern keeps going the way it has it's my turn to get back into the jersey tomorrow," he explained.


#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team3:06:10 
2Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
3Matthew Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
4Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team  
5Luke Roberts (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
6Robbie Hunter (RSA) Team Radio Shack  
7Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
8Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
9Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radio Shack  
10Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling  
11Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
12Allan Davis (Aus) Astana  
13Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
14Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
15Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
16Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard0:00:09 
17Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:11 
18Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
19Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step Cycling Team  
20Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
21Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
22Jose Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar Team  
23Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Movistar Team  
24Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team  
25Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
26Luke Durbridge (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
27André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
28Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad  
29Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
30Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
31Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar Team  
32Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Lampre - ISD  
33Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step Cycling Team  
34Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
35Julien Vermote (Bel) Quick Step Cycling Team  
36Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
37Timothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
38Hayden Roulston (NZl) HTC-Highroad0:00:18 
39Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:00:23 
40Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
41Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
42Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:26 
43Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling0:00:27 
44Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Katusha Team0:00:30 
45Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling0:00:43 
46Cameron Wurf (Aus) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:45 
47Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:02 
48Simon Clarke (Aus) Astana0:01:12 
49Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:29 
50Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
51Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek0:01:48 
52Markel Irizar (Spa) Team Radio Shack  
53Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale  
54Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
55Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
56Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek  
57Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
58Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Katusha Team  
59Vicente Reynes (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
60Stefan Denifl (Aut) Leopard Trek  
61Juan Horrach (Spa) Katusha Team  
62Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard  
63Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Radio Shack  
64Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha Team  
65Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
66Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
67Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
68Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana  
69Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step Cycling Team  
70Miguel Minguez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
71Ruben Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
72Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
73Bruno Pires (Por) Leopard Trek  
74Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling  
75Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radio Shack  
76Marco Bandiera (Ita) Quick Step Cycling Team  
77Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
78David Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
79Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
80Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
81Gregory Rast (Swi) Team Radio Shack0:03:11 
82Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - ISD0:04:23 
83Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team  
84Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Astana  
85Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
86Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana  
87Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:06:15 
88Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
89Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard  
90Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
91Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
92David Tanner (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard  
93Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling  
94Mitchell Docker (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
95Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quick Step Cycling Team  
96Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling0:08:46 
97Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard  
98Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
99Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
100Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
101Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
103Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad0:10:36 
104Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad  
105Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team  
106Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana  
107William Clarke (Aus) Leopard Trek  
108Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
109Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
110Martin Mortensen (Den) Leopard Trek  
111Manuel Cardoso (Por) Team Radio Shack  
112Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
113John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team  
114Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
115Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
116Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
117Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
118Michael Hepburn (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
119Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
120Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
121Martin Pedersen (Den) Leopard Trek0:12:13 
122Jos van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
123Brett Lancaster (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
124Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
125Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quick Step Cycling Team  
126Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
127Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
128Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:14:06 
129Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad  
130Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
Sprint 1 - Aldinga
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek6 pts
2Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard4 
3John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team2 
Sprint 2 - Aldinga
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team6 pts
2Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek4 
3Juan Horrach (Spa) Katusha Team2 
Finish - Willunga
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team8 pts
2Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team6 
3Matthew Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad4 
KOM 1 - Old Willunga Hill
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luke Roberts (Aus) UNI SA - Australia16 pts
2Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar Team12 
3Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radio Shack8 
4Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard6 
5Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team4 
KOM 2 - Old Willunga Hill
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radio Shack16 pts
2Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard12 
3Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo8 
4Luke Roberts (Aus) UNI SA - Australia6 
5Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling4 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
3AG2R La Mondiale  
9Sky Procycling0:00:59 
10Radio Shack0:01:37 
11UNI SA - Australia0:01:48 
13Saxo Bank Sungard0:01:57 
14Lampre - ISD0:01:59 
16Omega Pharma-Lotto0:02:31 
19Leopard Trek0:05:13 
General classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo16:00:40 
2Matthew Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad0:00:08 
3Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:10 
4Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:12 
5Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:17 
6Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:18 
7Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:26 
8André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:27 
9Allan Davis (Aus) Astana0:00:28 
10Luke Roberts (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
11Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
12Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
13Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
14Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team  
15Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radio Shack  
16Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:39 
17Jose Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar Team  
18Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
19Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
20Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:43 
21Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:46 
22Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
23Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step Cycling Team  
24Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
25Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step Cycling Team  
26Hayden Roulston (NZl) HTC-Highroad0:00:53 
27Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Katusha Team0:01:05 
28Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:01:07 
29Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling0:01:11 
30Cameron Wurf (Aus) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:20 
31Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:37 
32Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard0:01:40 
33Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:01:46 
34Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:59 
35Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Radio Shack0:02:03 
36Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek0:02:11 
37Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:02:16 
38Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard  
39Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha Team  
40Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:21 
41Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:02:23 
42Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek  
43David Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
44Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling  
45Juan Horrach (Spa) Katusha Team0:02:28 
46Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) UNI SA - Australia0:02:29 
47Ruben Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
48Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
49Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
50Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana  
51Julien Vermote (Bel) Quick Step Cycling Team0:02:38 
52Miguel Minguez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:07 
53Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Lampre - ISD0:03:20 
54Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale  
55Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:03:34 
56Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling0:03:35 
57Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:03:41 
58Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:49 
59Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:04:19 
60Robbie Hunter (RSA) Team Radio Shack0:04:27 
61Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:04:39 
62Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana0:04:58 
63Luke Durbridge (Aus) UNI SA - Australia0:05:12 
64Bruno Pires (Por) Leopard Trek0:05:14 
65Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:05:32 
66Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radio Shack0:05:44 
67Stefan Denifl (Aut) Leopard Trek0:06:03 
68Simon Clarke (Aus) Astana0:06:07 
69Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:06:14 
70Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:06:47 
71Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling0:06:56 
72Timothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:07:00 
73Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step Cycling Team0:07:44 
74David Tanner (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard0:07:49 
75Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quick Step Cycling Team0:07:53 
76Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:08:01 
77Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:08:02 
78Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Astana  
79Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:08:14 
80Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:08:21 
81Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:08:28 
82Mitchell Docker (Aus) UNI SA - Australia0:08:30 
83Marco Bandiera (Ita) Quick Step Cycling Team0:08:55 
84Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team0:09:10 
85Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Katusha Team  
86Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling0:09:14 
87Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:09:44 
88Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - ISD0:10:06 
89Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad0:10:10 
90Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:10:55 
91Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team0:11:05 
92Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) UNI SA - Australia0:11:06 
93Vicente Reynes (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
94Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:11:07 
95Manuel Cardoso (Por) Team Radio Shack0:11:35 
96Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:11:36 
97Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team0:11:50 
98Brett Lancaster (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:12:48 
99Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:12:54 
100Markel Irizar (Spa) Team Radio Shack0:13:30 
101Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:13:56 
102Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team0:14:15 
103Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard0:14:53 
104Gregory Rast (Swi) Team Radio Shack  
105William Clarke (Aus) Leopard Trek0:15:52 
106Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana0:16:08 
107Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:16:42 
108Jos van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:17:00 
109Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:17:29 
110Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team0:17:36 
111Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:17:43 
112Michael Hepburn (Aus) UNI SA - Australia0:18:17 
113Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:18:57 
114Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad0:19:40 
115Martin Pedersen (Den) Leopard Trek0:21:02 
116Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard0:21:13 
117Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:21:45 
118Martin Mortensen (Den) Leopard Trek0:22:26 
119Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:22:34 
120Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:22:44 
121Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quick Step Cycling Team0:23:07 
122Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:23:11 
123Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad0:23:15 
124Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana0:23:22 
125John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team0:24:28 
126Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:25:32 
127Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:25:38 
128Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad0:25:50 
129Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:26:56 
130Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad0:31:26 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
3AG2R La Mondiale0:00:18 
8Sky Procycling0:00:59 
10Radio Shack0:02:08 
11UNI SA - Australia0:02:17 
15Saxo Bank Sungard0:03:33 
16Omega Pharma-Lotto0:04:14 
17Lampre - ISD0:05:46 
18Leopard Trek0:06:23 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matthew Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad20 pts
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team20 
3Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Radio Shack16 
4Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team14 
5Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Katusha Team12 
6Mitchell Docker (Aus) UNI SA - Australia12 
7André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto12 
8Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo10 
9Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team10 
10Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek10 
11Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling8 
12David Tanner (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard8 
13John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team8 
14Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6 
15Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team6 
16Miguel Minguez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi6 
17Simon Clarke (Aus) Astana6 
18Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team4 
19Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
20Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
21Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard4 
22Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team4 
23Juan Horrach (Spa) Katusha Team2 
24Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Movistar Team2 
25Luke Durbridge (Aus) UNI SA - Australia2 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luke Roberts (Aus) UNI SA - Australia44 pts
2Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radio Shack36 
3Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard18 
4Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale16 
5Luke Durbridge (Aus) UNI SA - Australia16 
6Mitchell Docker (Aus) UNI SA - Australia16 
7Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo16 
8Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi12 
9Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar Team12 
10Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale12 
11Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Movistar Team12 
12David Tanner (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard12 
13Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8 
14Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team8 
15Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6 
16Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling6 
17Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Katusha Team6 
18Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team4 
19Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team4 
20Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling4 
21Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team4 
22Timothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team4 


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