Comeback complete for Valverde as Spaniard out sprints Gerrans on Willunga

No time gap on general classification as fight set to continue on final day

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) has taken his first win since his return from suspension, with the Spaniard out sprinting Australian Simon Gerrans (GreenEdge) in a two-man dash to the line at the top of Old Willunga Hill.

Valverde's Movistar teammates rode with supreme confidence in their leader, taking to the front before the base of the first climb up Old Willunga before timing their run perfectly in the final two kilometres to bring back the at one point dangerous escape of Rohan Dennis (UniSA-Australia) and Tiago Machado (RadioShack-Nissan).

Gerrans, who looked the most comfortable in the elite front group, was the first to open up the sprint, but tired in the final 50 metres allowing Valverde to pin him back. The two rode side-by-side with the finish beckoning - both unwilling to relent - but it was Valverde who pulled through in the end, ultimately winning by half a wheel over the Australian.

"I'm super happy," said Valverde at the stage finish. "My team has been perfect today. I couldn't have won without them. It's a really emotional moment for me. This win is for all those who have supported me during my time off the bike.

"The stage suited me - we put the team at the front, and to finish it off - it's a perfect comeback for me."

Gerrans was consoled with taking the ochre jersey on countback, though both riders are on equal time going into the final stage, setting up a thrilling finish to the 14th Santos Tour Down Under on Sunday.

"I gave it absolutely everything I had, but unfortunately Valverde had that inside line and he caught up," said Gerrans. "I’m rapt to have the lead going into the last stage.

"It’s such a big deal for GreenEdge to take the lead into the last stage in their first world tour outing so I’m thrilled and really rapt with the whole team’s performance, they have really supported me all week so I really can’t thank the guys enough."

The points classification battle is also tight with Boasson Hagen and Greipel both with it all to ride for tomorrow.

Rohan Dennis did enough to secure himself the King of the Mountain classification courtesy of picking up third over the first time up Willunga and fifth on round two. Dennis also wrapped up the young rider jersey.

"I’m a little bit stuffed now but it was all worth it in the end," said Dennis. "I guess sometimes you need a little bit of form as well to have that confidence to actually go up the front but sometimes it’s just sort of a gut feeling, you just sort of hope for the best."

How it unfolded

130 riders lined the start in McLaren Vale for the longest and hardest day in the Tour Down Under's 14-year history. The race had never finished atop Old Willunga Hill, and with 45 riders within 12 seconds of the race lead today it was always set for fireworks.

After a flurry of early attacks, the first escape formed without much fuss. The break was; Stuart O'Grady (GreenEdge Cycling Team), Takashi Miyazawa (Team Saxo Bank), Nathan Haas (Garmin-Barracuda), Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team), Andrew Fenn (Omega Pharma - QuickStep) and Kristof Goddaert (AG2R La Mondiale) with the sextet quiclkly building an advantage of more than 3 minutes.

The peloton, led by Martin Kohler's team BMC seemed content to let other teams take control, with their false tempo at the front very early replaced by a rider from Movistar. De Gendt was the highest placed rider in the break, some 7:51 down on Kohler but even with the advantage of the escape approaching 8 minutes there was very little reaction from the main field.

The gap did eventually stabilise around that mark however with BMC finally deciding that enough was enough. Burghardt was prevalent at the front for his team as were RadioShack-Nissan and Movistar. The break meanwhile looked smooth, with each of the day's intermediate sprints at Snapper Point uncontested in favour of keeping the best part of their advantage in tact.

Crosswind Drama

Going into the final 75 kilometres Lotto-Belisol, RadioShack-Nissan and BMC made an attempt at splitting the peloton in the gusty cross that had been barraging the peloton in the valley behind McLaren Vale.

Their efforts were rewarded with Matthew Lloyd (Lampre-ISD) the biggest name to be caught out, off the back with another 30 riders. Though he eventually re-joined the peloton, the pace at the front had brough the break's gap down from 8 to just over 3 minutes.

Movistar and RadioShack-Nissan retained control at the front, while GreenEdge and BMC were also making their presence known.

As the peloton left the McLaren Vale circuit and entered the section of the course up Old Willunga Hill the drama really began.

Haas makes his presence known

Going into the Tour Down Under Nathan Haas (Garmin-Barracuda) had explained that he didn't want to just be in Adelaide to make up the numbers. His performance today had similarities to WIll Clarke's gutsy solo victory on stage 2, with a determined ride additionally fuelled by the massive crowds on Willunga.

Haas decided to go on his own as the climb hit it's first 500 metres of difficulty, leaving De Gendt scrambling behind.

The peloton meanwhile which had motored along the flat leading into Willunga was going at break neck speed when it hit the bottom of the climb some 90 seconds in arrears.

Haas however was giving it everything at the front of the race, holding a little over 40 seconds as he crossed the top of the climb he took the maximum 16 points and began the descent. De Gendt picked up second, while Rohan Dennis jumped out of the peloton to grab third, and seal himself the king of the mountain classification.

All down to once up Willunga

Haas descended like a man possessed but the 130 plus kilometres behind him had taken their toll - and the chase behind were hardly slowing up. Jens Voigt (RadioShack-Nissan) and Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) were monstering on the front behind. Their efforts had whittled the select front group to less than 20 riders, and notably there was no Cameron Meyer (GreenEdge) nor Matthew Lloyd (Lampre-ISD).

The selection did include - Dennis (UniSA-Australia), Machado (RadioShack-Nissan), Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Movistar Team), Simon Gerrans (GreenEdge Cycling Team), Jan Bakelants (RadioShack-Nissan), Michael Rogers (Sky Procycling), Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Movistar Team), Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky Procycling), Bernard Sulzberger (Team UniSA-Australia), Danny Pate (Sky Procycling),
José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Movistar Team), Michael Matthews (Rabobank Cycling Team), Martin Kohler (BMC Racing Team), Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Movistar Team), Alessandro Ballan (BMC Racing Team), Geraint Thomas, Moreno (Movistar), and Bauer (Garmin-Barracuda), Ciolek (Omega Pharma-Quickstep), Gerdemann (Radioshack-Nissan).

Coming onto McMurtie Road Haas was finally swallowed up, trying his best to tag on the speeding front group though inevitably with his fatigue unable to.

That left it coming all down to the final climb with an isolated Simon Gerrrans up against no less than four Movistar riders along with Valverde himself. A puncture put an in-form Bernard Sulzberger out of contention at the bottom of the climb.

It was Dennis, Machado, Pate and Gutierrez who opened proceedings quickly gapping the leaders on the early grippier part of the climb. Though Pate started things, Dennis and Machado quickly showed they were going to be among the strongest and went it out alone in front.

Behind, Movistar was shelling riders to keep Valverde in touch, with the team counting on the possibility of small sprint finish at the top that would favour the Spaniard's kick.

Dennis and Machado both looked really strong, but inside the final kilometre they were caught prompting Michael Rogers (Sky) to launch an attack.

Movistar's Moreno kept the Australian within Valverde's reach as Gerrans decided that finally he was going to make his move.

His acceleration initially had Valverde in trouble, but he couldn't sustain it and Valverde clawed himself back into range of the the GreenEdge rider. The sprint was almost in slow motion with both Gerrans and Valverde eyeing eachother off as they slogged it out over the final 200 metres. Valverde triumphed - just - by a little over half a wheel setting up an interesting final stage tomorrow with both riders equal on time.

Full Results
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar3:45:48 
2Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEDGE  
3Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:02 
4Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling0:00:04 
5Rohan Dennis (Aus) UNI SA - Australia0:00:07 
6Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:00:12 
7Javier Moreno (Spa) Movistar0:00:13 
8Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan  
9Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Barracuda0:00:26 
10Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha  
11Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank0:00:29 
12Linus Gerdemann (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:32 
13Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:00:43 
14Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling0:00:55 
15Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar0:01:05 
16Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:01:18 
17Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC  
18Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar  
19Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC0:01:50 
20Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:22 
21Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank0:02:23 
22Xavier Florencio Cabrè (Spa) Katusha  
23José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar  
24Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling  
25Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) UNI SA - Australia0:02:25 
26Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol  
27Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ - BigMat  
28Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas - Cannondale  
29Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ - BigMat0:02:33 
30Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Rabobank0:02:35 
31Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD  
32Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda0:02:55 
33Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:03:15 
34Romain Lemarchand (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:23 
35Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:03:31 
36Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan  
37Oscar Freire (Spa) Katusha  
38Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan  
39Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Barracuda  
40Jay Mccarthy (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
41Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
42Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC  
43Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha  
44Gorka Izagirre Inausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:04:02 
45Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ - BigMat  
46Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC  
47Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil -DCM  
48David Lopez (Spa) Movistar0:05:31 
49Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan  
50Jonas Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
51Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda0:05:46 
52Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:48 
53Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha  
54Cameron Meyer (Aus) GreenEDGE0:06:38 
55Vincente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto-Belisol0:07:09 
56Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling  
57Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
58Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
59Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Vacansoleil -DCM  
60Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil -DCM  
61Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda  
62Mattéo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
63Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana  
64Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
65Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
66Lachlan Norris (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
67Sérgio Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank  
68Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha  
69Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
70Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:07:41 
71Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil -DCM0:09:50 
72Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:09:52 
73Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
74Stuart O'grady (Aus) GreenEDGE  
75Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto-Belisol0:10:52 
76William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ - BigMat  
77Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD  
78Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling0:12:02 
79Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale  
80Matt Goss (Aus) GreenEDGE  
81Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank  
82Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale  
83Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale  
84Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana  
85Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank  
86Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank  
87Federico Canuti (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale  
88Adrián Saez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
89Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
90Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Team Saxo Bank  
91Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Astana0:13:33 
92Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar  
93Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
94Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto-Belisol0:14:02 
95Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC0:16:42 
96Dmitri Muravyev (Kaz) Astana  
97Robbie Mcewen (Aus) GreenEDGE  
98André Greipel (Ger) Lotto-Belisol  
99Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ - BigMat  
100Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto-Belisol  
101Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
102Stefano Agostini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale  
103Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
104Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
105Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil -DCM  
106Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEDGE  
107Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale  
108Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
109Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil -DCM  
110Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
111Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha  
112Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil -DCM  
113Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC  
114Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank  
115Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
116Luke Durbridge (Aus) GreenEDGE  
117Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana  
118Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
119Steele Von Hoff (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
120William Clarke (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
121Victor Cabedo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
122Tom Palmer (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
123Robbie Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Barracuda  
124Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin-Barracuda  
125Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ - BigMat  
126Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
127Matthew Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
128Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC  
129Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling  
130Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
Stage finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar15 pts
2Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEDGE14 
3Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan13 
4Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling12 
5Rohan Dennis (Aus) UNI SA - Australia11 
6Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling10 
7Javier Moreno (Spa) Movistar9 
8Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan8 
9Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Barracuda7 
10Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha6 
Snapper Point Lap 2 (63.4km)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale5 pts
2Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-QuickStep3 
3Stuart O'grady (Aus) GreenEDGE2 
Snapper Point Lap 3 (103.4km)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil -DCM5 pts
2Stuart O'Grady (Aus) GreenEDGE3 
3Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-QuickStep2 
Willunga Hill (Cat 1 at 129.1km)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda16 pts
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil -DCM12 
3Rohan Dennis (Aus) UNI SA - Australia8 
4José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar6 
5Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEDGE4 
6Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Barracuda2 
Willunga Hill (Cat 1 at Stage Finish)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar16 pts
2Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEDGE12 
3Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan8 
4Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling6 
5Rohan Dennis (Aus) UNI SA - Australia4 
6Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling2 
Young rider's classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rohan Dennis (Aus) UNI SA - Australia3:45:55 
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:00:05 
3Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank0:00:22 
4Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar0:00:58 
5Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank0:02:16 
6Romain Lemarchand (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:16 
7Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:03:24 
8Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan  
9Jay Mccarthy (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
10Gorka Izagirre Inausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:55 
11Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda0:05:39 
12Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha0:05:41 
13Cameron Meyer (Aus) GreenEDGE0:06:31 
14Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:07:02 
15Lachlan Norris (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
16Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:07:34 
17Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:09:45 
18Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
19Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale0:11:55 
20Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank  
21Stefano Agostini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale0:16:35 
22Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEDGE  
23Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
24Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
25Luke Durbridge (Aus) GreenEDGE  
26Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana  
27Steele Von Hoff (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
28Victor Cabedo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
29Tom Palmer (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
30Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ - BigMat  
31Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC  
32Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling  
Teams Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Sky Procycling0:00:24 
5Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:04:45 
6UniSA - Australia0:05:16 
10FDJ - BigMAT0:08:13 
11Ag2R La Mondiale0:10:46 
12Team Saxo Bank0:15:08 
14Vacansoleil - DCM0:17:33 
18Liquigas - Cannondale0:25:42 
19Lampre - ISD0:29:22 
General Classification after stage 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEDGE18:49:24 
2Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar  
3Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:08 
4Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling0:00:14 
5Rohan Dennis (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
6Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:00:18 
7Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:19 
8Javier Moreno (Spa) Movistar0:00:23 
9Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank0:00:29 
10Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha0:00:32 
11Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Barracuda0:00:36 
12Linus Gerdemann (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:42 
13Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:00:47 
14Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar0:01:15 
15Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC0:01:16 
16Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar0:01:27 
17Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:01:28 
18Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC0:02:00 
19Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:30 
20Xavier Florencio Cabrè (Spa) Katusha0:02:33 
21José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar  
22Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank  
23Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas - Cannondale0:02:35 
24Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol  
25Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
26Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ - BigMat  
27Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ - BigMat0:02:43 
28Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Rabobank0:02:45 
29Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD  
30Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda0:03:05 
31Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:03:25 
32Oscar Freire (Spa) Katusha0:03:31 
33Romain Lemarchand (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:33 
34Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha0:03:41 
35Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Barracuda  
36Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
37Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC  
38Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
39Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil -DCM0:04:12 
40Gorka Izagirre Inausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
41Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan0:05:37 
42Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC0:05:40 
43Cameron Meyer (Aus) GreenEDGE0:06:48 
44Vincente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto-Belisol0:07:19 
45Sérgio Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank  
46Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha0:07:52 
47Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling0:08:13 
48Jay Mccarthy (Aus) UNI SA - Australia0:11:25 
49Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ - BigMat0:11:57 
50Federico Canuti (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale0:12:12 
51Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale0:13:43 
52Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha0:14:16 
53Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling0:15:04 
54Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil -DCM  
55Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:15:36 
56Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan0:16:06 
57Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:17:15 
58Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil -DCM0:17:36 
59Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Vacansoleil -DCM0:17:56 
60Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana0:18:31 
61William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ - BigMat0:18:47 
62Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD  
63Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:19:18 
64Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale0:19:57 
65Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling  
66Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale0:20:15 
67Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank0:20:30 
68David Lopez (Spa) Movistar0:20:33 
69Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling0:21:15 
70Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:21:28 
71Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Astana0:21:54 
72Jonas Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:22:50 
73Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda0:23:06 
74Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan0:23:51 
75André Greipel (Ger) Lotto-Belisol0:24:14 
76Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:24:32 
77Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil -DCM0:24:37 
78Steele Von Hoff (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
79Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
80Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha  
81Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil -DCM0:25:14 
82Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank0:25:23 
83Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:25:33 
84Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto-Belisol0:25:41 
85Adrián Saez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:25:52 
86Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:26:19 
87Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:27:26 
88Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:27:29 
89Lachlan Norris (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
90Mattéo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
91Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale0:27:30 
92Stefano Agostini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale  
93Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana  
94Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:27:33 
95Matthew Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:27:58 
96Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto-Belisol0:28:50 
97Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda0:29:49 
98Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana0:30:19 
99Robbie Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Barracuda0:31:08 
100William Clarke (Aus) UNI SA - Australia0:31:32 
101Matt Goss (Aus) GreenEDGE0:32:08 
102Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale0:32:22 
103Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank  
104Stuart O'grady (Aus) GreenEDGE0:33:09 
105Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar0:33:53 
106Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ - BigMat0:36:52 
107Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:36:56 
108Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:37:02 
109Tom Palmer (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
110Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC  
111Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank  
112Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto-Belisol0:37:12 
113Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:37:19 
114Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC0:37:39 
115Dmitri Muravyev (Kaz) Astana  
116Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:38:53 
117Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana  
118Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Team Saxo Bank  
119Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank0:40:30 
120Robbie Mcewen (Aus) GreenEDGE0:43:33 
121Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEDGE  
122Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ - BigMat  
123Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC  
124Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin-Barracuda0:46:23 
125Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
126Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling  
127Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil -DCM  
128Luke Durbridge (Aus) GreenEDGE0:46:33 
129Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana0:47:17 
130Victor Cabedo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:47:25 
Jayco Sprints Overall Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling46 pts
2André Greipel (Ger) Lotto-Belisol35 
3Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank32 
4Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan32 
5Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar27 
6Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEDGE27 
7Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ - BigMat27 
8Oscar Freire (Spa) Katusha25 
9William Clarke (Aus) UNI SA - Australia21 
10Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickStep21 
11Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda21 
12Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC20 
13Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank19 
14Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Saxo Bank17 
15Rohan Dennis (Aus) UNI SA - Australia16 
16Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling16 
17Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil -DCM15 
18Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan14 
19Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD14 
20Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan13 
21Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha13 
22Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale13 
23Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling12 
24Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar12 
25Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale12 
26Robbie Mcewen (Aus) GreenEDGE11 
27Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana10 
28Javier Moreno (Spa) Movistar9 
29Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC9 
30Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo Bank9 
31Xavier Florencio Cabrè (Spa) Katusha8 
32Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas - Cannondale8 
33Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Barracuda7 
34Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil -DCM7 
35Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi5 
36Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale5 
37Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-QuickStep5 
38Stuart O'grady (Aus) GreenEDGE5 
39Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
40Jay Mccarthy (Aus) UNI SA - Australia2 
41Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Vacansoleil -DCM2 
Škoda King of the Mountains Overall Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rohan Dennis (Aus) UNI SA - Australia29 pts
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil -DCM24 
3Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEDGE24 
4Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan18 
5Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar16 
6Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda16 
7Javier Moreno (Spa) Movistar12 
8Jay Mccarthy (Aus) UNI SA - Australia10 
9William Clarke (Aus) UNI SA - Australia10 
10Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC8 
11Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling6 
12Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Barracuda6 
13José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar6 
14Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi6 
15Matthew Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-QuickStep6 
16Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan4 
17Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
18Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Vacansoleil -DCM3 
19Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling2 
20Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha2 
21Linus Gerdemann (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan2 
22Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha2 
Cycle Instead Young Rider General Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rohan Dennis (Aus) UNI SA - Australia18:49:38 
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:00:04 
3Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank0:00:15 
4Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar0:01:01 
5Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank0:02:19 
6Romain Lemarchand (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:19 
7Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:03:27 
8Gorka Izagirre Inausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:58 
9Cameron Meyer (Aus) GreenEDGE0:06:34 
10Jay Mccarthy (Aus) UNI SA - Australia0:11:11 
11Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha0:14:02 
12Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:15:22 
13Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:19:04 
14Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale0:20:01 
15Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda0:22:52 
16Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan0:23:37 
17Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:24:18 
18Steele Von Hoff (Aus) UNI SA - Australia0:24:23 
19Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:27:15 
20Lachlan Norris (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
21Stefano Agostini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale0:27:16 
22Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana  
23Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:27:19 
24Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank0:32:08 
25Tom Palmer (Aus) UNI SA - Australia0:36:48 
26Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:37:05 
27Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEDGE0:43:19 
28Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ - BigMat  
29Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC  
30Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling0:46:09 
31Luke Durbridge (Aus) GreenEDGE0:46:19 
32Victor Cabedo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:47:11 
Brilliant Blend Team General Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Sky Procycling0:00:24 
5Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:04:45 
9UniSA - Australia0:11:59 
10FDJ - BigMAT0:15:58 
11Ag2R La Mondiale0:18:31 
12Team Saxo Bank0:22:53 
16Vacansoleil - DCM  
17Liquigas - Cannondale0:33:27 
18Lampre - ISD0:44:52 


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