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Santos Tour Down Under 2013

Date range:
January 20-27, 2013

January 22, Stage 1: Prospect - Lobethal 135km

Greipel crushes competition in Lobethal

By:
Alex Malone
Published:
January 22, 2013, 5:13 GMT,
Updated:
January 22, 2013, 16:01 GMT

Demare and Renshaw left scrambling for minor spots

André Greipel has taken his second victory of the year in the opening stage of the Santos Tour Down Under. Greipel's Lotto Belisol team once again proved they have the depth and power in the lead-out to ensure no other team can compete in the bunch sprints. Flying under the red kite with a kilometre to go it was the Lotto Belisol team that still had the numbers. Greipel was in a league of his own when he opened his sprint and left Arnaud Demare (FDJ) and Mark Renshaw (Blanco) in his wake to collect the minor placings.

It was Greipel's 12th stage victory at the Australian race and while this year's edition should prove too difficult for the German to capture a third overall title, he is undoubtedly the rider to beat for the bunch kicks. He does however, pull on the race leader's jersey for tomorrow's stage from Mount Barker to Rostrevor.

"We expected more attacks," Greipel said after the race. "The team did an awesome job again. It was hard to control and keep me up the front but the team did an awesome job."

Third-place Renshaw was content with his ride, thanking his team for helping to position him in the final kilometres.

André is probably the fastest sprinter here, so it's normal that they (Lotto-Belisol) take control," said Renshaw. "The sprint for us went well. I had (David) Tanner and (Maarten) Tjallingii looking after me with 20km to go.

"(Graeme) Brown took over with 2km to go. Behind Greipel, I lost a few spots over the top of the climb. I had to start too far back in the sprint and I think I moved from sixth or seventh to third. It's a good sprint and it's a big improvement from Sunday.

"I think I am capable of a win this week. I have a good team working for me, so I think it's realistic to try to win a stage. I am competitive. Today was a pretty tough sprint stage," said Renshaw.

The final result may have been dedicated to the sprinters but there was plenty of action that occurred during the 135km stage from Prospect to Lobethal. It began with the the attack of Jordan Kerby (UniSA-Australia) who departed the comfort of the peloton in the opening kilometres.

In some respects it was better for Kerby to go it alone as the bunch had little interest in tracking him down. The first and only KOM point at Checker Hill was a mere 41.9km from the race start and with a gap that grew to seven minutes, he was destined to pull on the KOM leader's jersey at the end of the day.

"At the start of my first WorldTour race, I was pretty excited," said Kerby. "UniSA always try to be aggressive at the Tour Down Under. It was great to have Dave Sanders (team manager) telling me from the car to not overdo it. Once I got seven minutes lead, I tried to ride tempo.

"Now I’m the king of the mountains," Kerby said. "But it’s a very big challenge to keep the jersey with what’s coming up. I’ll give it a try though!"

A number of the general classification contenders were not content on sitting back today as Simon Gerrans (Orica GreenEdge), Thomas de Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Philippe Gilbert (BMC) all fought for bonus seconds at each of the intermediate sprints. With last year's race being won on a count-back in the favour of Gerrans, the world road race champion Gilbert was not willing to give any advantage to his rivals. The intermediate sprints on offer mean the three all sit within the top-10 leading into tomorrow's difficult stage into Rostrevor.

Kerby resistance was finally overthrown by a counter-move by Jérôme Pineau (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) shortly after the second intermediate sprint at 92.6km. Pineau's move signalled the end of Kerby's long day after 100km in front  and also brought the bunch into life. Pineau extended his lead to over a minute as the bunch passed through the start/finish line for the penultimate time but he too was ultimately caught by the speeding peloton.

Coming into the finish Lotto Belisol seemed set for the win and Greipel was simply too good for everyone. The powerful German had plenty of time to enjoy his victory as he crossed the line bike lengths ahead.

How it happened

It was a rapid start to the opening stage of the Santos Tour Down Under. The first round of the WorldTour would begin with a 135km route from Prospect to Lobethal under routinely warm conditions for Adelaide.

The peloton would be treated to one KOM and three intermediate sprints over the lumpy stage. The climb up Checker Hill is a regular feature of Tour Down Under and would be the first heart-starter of the day.

The bunch would pass through the finish line at the 83.7km point and would then tackle two full laps of the circuit before sprinting for the win.

Jordan Kerby (UniSA – Australia) was the first rider to establish a gap from the peloton and his lead quickly grew to a maximum lead of over 7 seven minutes. The first and only KOM of the day at Checker Hill was taken out by Kerby with the peloton nearly 3 minutes behind.

Jack Bobridge (Blanco) was the second rider over the top of the hill and attempted to use his impetus to form a counter-move. His move was quickly shut-down as Kerby's lead began to extend once again.

Kerby remained ahead of the main field as he crossed through the finish line at Lobethal for the first time. The Lotto Belisol and Argos-Shimano lead peloton were content to allow the UniSA maximum time off the front.

Jerome Pineau (Omega Pharma Quickstep) attacked from the bunch shortly after the second intermediate sprint and gained a 15-second gap very quickly, he was the only rider interested in hunting down the race leader Kerby.

The field failed to immediately react to the attack of Pineau and he used that hesitation to push on alone. He promptly caught the young Australian at the 105km mark.

Kerby got into the slipstream of Pineau but was quickly dropped as the road lead toward the finish banner at Lobethal – where the new leader and the peloton would be given the bell to signify the final lap.

Pineau would have to work extremely hard to maintain his one-minute lead as he passed through the finish line for the penultimate time. At the completion of the next loop, the rider who crossed the line would be crowned the day's winner and would pull on the race leader's jersey.

Pineau was caught right before the third intermediate sprint as world road race champion Philippe Gilbert (BMC) passed him in the final metres. Gilbert had launched out of the bunch in anticipation of gaining a few bonus seconds.

Tour Down Under has historically been won and lost by a handful of seconds and the general classification contenders would be looking for every possible chance to steal some seconds.

At 10km to go Sky had come to the front and put the entire team into the line. Movistar were also riding hard as former Spanish time trial champion Ivan Gutierrez took over on the long ascent toward Lobethal with 8km remaining.

Movistar would be looking to bring Jose Joaquin Rojas across the finish in first place. Rojas has already proved himself at Down Under in past editions.

Ag2r La Mondiale sent a rider up the road in the form of Blel Kadri but would have his work cut out for him to survive the final 6km. He was caught with 5km to go as Ian Stannard (Sky) pulled the bunch along.

The short and difficult climbs proved too much for Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) as the pace and strength of Sky and Lotto Belisol was really on show. The two teams were going head-to-head trying to control the front but at the finish it was all Lotto Belisol riders who had to strength to up the pace further. The sprint was simply a formality for Greipel.


Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol 3:35:24  
2 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ    
3 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Blanco    
4 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana    
5 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin Sharp    
6 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
7 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
8 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
9 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar    
10 Zakkary Dempster (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
11 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Saxo-Tinkoff    
12 Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi    
13 Antony Giacoppo (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
14 Ion Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi    
15 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco    
16 Daryl Impey (RSA) ORICA GreenEdge    
17 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM    
18 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step    
19 Stefano Agostini (Ita) Cannondale    
20 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling    
21 Ben Hermans (Bel) Radioshack Leopard    
22 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step    
23 Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi    
24 Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana    
25 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol    
26 Federico Canuti (Ita) Cannondale    
27 Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ    
28 Simon Clarke (Aus) ORICA GreenEdge    
29 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
30 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar    
31 Juraj Sagan (Svk) Cannondale    
32 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
33 Simon Gerrans (Aus) ORICA GreenEdge    
34 Mikaël Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
35 David Tanner (Aus) Blanco    
36 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC    
37 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
38 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana    
39 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
40 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi    
41 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM    
42 Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack Leopard    
43 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling    
44 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM    
45 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC    
46 Jermoe Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step    
47 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Fra) Euskaltel Euskadi    
48 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin Sharp    
49 George Bennett (NZl) Radioshack Leopard    
50 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar    
51 Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ    
52 Jussi Veikkanen (Fra) FDJ    
53 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale    
54 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi    
55 Jose Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar    
56 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin Sharp    
57 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) ORICA GreenEdge    
58 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco    
59 Laurent Didier (Lux) Radioshack Leopard    
60 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
61 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM    
62 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step    
63 Jon Aberasturi (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi    
64 Calvin Watson (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
65 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo-Tinkoff    
66 Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar    
67 Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano    
68 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
69 Adam Phelan (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
70 Amael Moinard (Fra) BMC    
71 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin Sharp    
72 Jesse Sergent (NZl) Radioshack Leopard    
73 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC    
74 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol    
75 Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step    
76 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC    
77 Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Saxo-Tinkoff    
78 Damien Howson (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
79 Timothy Duggan (USA) Saxo-Tinkoff    
80 Julian Kern (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale    
81 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
82 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale    
83 Yann Huguet (Fra) Argos-Shimano    
84 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana    
85 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ    
86 Jens Voigt (Ger) Radioshack Leopard    
87 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC    
88 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre-Merida    
89 Lachlan Morton (Aus) Garmin Sharp    
90 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Saxo-Tinkoff    
91 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Blanco    
92 Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:00:16  
93 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) ORICA GreenEdge 0:00:20  
94 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ 0:00:27  
95 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:00:33  
96 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol 0:00:37  
97 Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:00:43  
98 Matthew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:00:59  
99 Graeme Brown (Aus) Blanco 0:01:02  
100 Jens Mouris (Ned) ORICA GreenEdge 0:01:17  
101 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Saxo-Tinkoff 0:01:19  
102 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale    
103 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Blanco    
104 Jose Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar    
105 Andy Schleck (Lux) Radioshack Leopard    
106 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana    
107 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar    
108 Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ    
109 Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Argos-Shimano    
110 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
111 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step    
112 Luke Durbridge (Aus) ORICA GreenEdge    
113 Brian Vandborg DNK Cannondale    
114 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:01:41  
115 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp 0:02:49  
116 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM    
117 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana    
118 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Argos-Shimano    
119 William Clarke (Aus) Argos-Shimano    
120 Albert Timmer (Ned) Argos-Shimano    
121 Gédiminas Bagdonas LIT AG2R La Mondiale    
122 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Saxo-Tinkoff    
123 Marthin Kohler (Swi) BMC    
124 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 0:04:04  
125 Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
126 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Argos-Shimano 0:04:21  
127 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale 0:05:18  
128 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana    
129 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
130 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step    
131 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM    
132 Jordan Kerby (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
General classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol 3:35:14  
2 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ 0:00:04  
3 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Blanco 0:00:06  
4 Simon Gerrans (Aus) ORICA GreenEdge 0:00:07  
5 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC    
6 Jerome Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step 0:00:08  
7 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM    
8 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana 0:00:09  
9 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar    
10 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin Sharp 0:00:10  
11 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
12 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
13 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
14 Zakkery Dempster (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
15 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Saxo-Tinkoff    
16 Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi    
17 Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
18 Ion Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi    
19 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco    
20 Daryl Impey (RSA) ORICA GreenEdge    
21 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM    
22 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step    
23 Stefano Agostini (Ita) Cannondale    
24 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling    
25 Ben Hermans (Bel) Radioshack Leopard    
26 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step    
27 G Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi    
28 Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana    
29 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol    
30 Federico Canuti (Ita) Cannondale    
31 Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ    
32 Simon Clarke (Aus) ORICA GreenEdge    
33 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
34 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar    
35 Juraj Sagan (Svk) Cannondale    
36 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
37 Mikaël Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
38 David Tanner (Aus) Blanco    
39 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC    
40 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
41 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana    
42 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
43 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi    
44 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM    
45 Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack Leopard    
46 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling    
47 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM    
48 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Fra) Euskaltel Euskadi    
49 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin Sharp    
50 George Bennett (NZl) Radioshack Leopard    
51 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar    
52 Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ    
53 Jussi Veikkanen (Fra) FDJ    
54 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale    
55 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi    
56 Jose Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar    
57 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin Sharp    
58 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) ORICA GreenEdge    
59 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco    
60 Laurent Didier (Lux) Radioshack Leopard    
61 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
62 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step    
63 Jon Aberasturi (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi    
64 Calvin Watson (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
65 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo-Tinkoff    
66 Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar    
67 Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano    
68 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
69 Adam Phelan (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
70 Amael Moinard (Fra) BMC    
71 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin Sharp    
72 Jesse Sergent (NZl) Radioshack Leopard    
73 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC    
74 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol    
75 Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step    
76 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC    
77 Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Saxo-Tinkoff    
78 Damien Howson (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
79 Timothy Duggan (USA) Saxo-Tinkoff    
80 Julian Kern (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale    
81 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
82 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale    
83 Yann Huguet (Fra) Argos-Shimano    
84 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana    
85 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ    
86 Jens Voigt (Ger) Radioshack Leopard    
87 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC    
88 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre-Merida    
89 Lachlan Morton (Aus) Garmin Sharp    
90 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Saxo-Tinkoff    
91 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Blanco    
92 Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:00:26  
93 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) ORICA GreenEdge 0:00:30  
94 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ 0:00:37  
95 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:00:43  
96 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol 0:00:47  
97 Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:00:53  
98 Matthew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:01:09  
99 Graeme Brown (Aus) Blanco 0:01:12  
100 Jens Mouris (Ned) ORICA GreenEdge 0:01:27  
101 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Saxo-Tinkoff 0:01:29  
102 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale    
103 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Blanco    
104 Jose Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar    
105 Andy Schleck (Lux) Radioshack Leopard    
106 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana    
107 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar    
108 Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ    
109 Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Argos-Shimano    
110 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
111 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step    
112 Luke Durbridge (Aus) ORICA GreenEdge    
113 Brian Vandborg DNK Cannondale    
114 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:01:51  
115 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp 0:02:59  
116 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM    
117 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana    
118 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Argos-Shimano    
119 William Clarke (Aus) Argos-Shimano    
120 Albert Timmer (Ned) Argos-Shimano    
121 Gédiminas Bagdonas LIT AG2R La Mondiale    
122 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Saxo-Tinkoff    
123 Marthin Kohler (Swi) BMC    
124 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 0:04:14  
125 Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
126 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Argos-Shimano 0:04:31  
127 Alan Marangoni (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 0:05:22  
128 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Cannondale 0:05:28  
129 Olivier Kaisen (Ita) Astana    
130 Frantisek Rabon (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
131 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step    
132 Jordan Kerby (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM    
Sprint classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol 15  pts
2 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana 14  
3 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ 14  
4 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Blanco 13  
5 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin Sharp 11  
6 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida 10  
7 Jordan Kerby (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 10  
8 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar 9  
9 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida 9  
10 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 8  
11 Zakkary Dempster (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 6  
12 Simon Gerrans (Aus) ORICA GreenEdge 5  
13 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC 5  
14 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 3  
15 Jerome Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step 3  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jordan Kerby (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 10  pts
2 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Blanco 6  
3 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo-Tinkoff 4  
4 Graeme Brown (Aus) Blanco 2  
Young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ 3:35:24  
2 Ion Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi    
3 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco    
4 Stefano Agostini (Ita) Cannondale    
5 Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ    
6 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
7 George Bennett (NZl) Radioshack Leopard    
8 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi    
9 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco    
10 Jon Aberasturi (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi    
11 Calvin Watson (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
12 Adam Phelan (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
13 Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step    
14 Damien Howson (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
15 Julian Kern (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale    
16 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
17 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ    
18 Lachlan Morton (Aus) Garmin Sharp    
19 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Saxo-Tinkoff    
20 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Blanco    
21 Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:00:16  
22 Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:00:43  
23 Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Argos-Shimano 0:01:19  
24 Luke Durbridge (Aus) ORICA GreenEdge    
25 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:01:41  
26 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp 0:02:49  
27 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM    
28 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana    
29 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Saxo-Tinkoff    
30 Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:04  
31 Jordan Kerby (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 0:05:18  
Most competitive rider
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jordan Kerby (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Lampre-Merida 10:46:12  
2 Euskaltel Euskadi    
3 UNI SA - Australia    
4 Blanco    
5 Lotto Belisol    
6 Astana    
7 Sky Procycling    
8 Cannondale    
9 ORICA GreenEdge    
10 FDJ    
11 Omega Pharma-Quick-Step    
12 Movistar    
13 Vacansoleil-DCM    
14 Garmin Sharp    
15 Radioshack Leopard    
16 AG2R La Mondiale    
17 BMC    
18 Saxo-Tinkoff    
19 Argos-Shimano 0:01:19