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Santos Tour Down Under 2013

Date range:
January 20-27, 2013

January 23, Stage 2: Mount Barker - Rostrevor 116.5km

Thomas wins the battle of Corkscrew

By:
Jane Aubrey
Published:
January 23, 2013, 2:52 GMT,
Updated:
January 24, 2013, 17:07 GMT

New race leader after thrilling move on testing climb

Geraint Thomas (Sky) has won Stage 2 of the Tour Down Under following a thrilling attack on Corkscrew Hill, the day coming to an entertaining crescendo. Javier Moreno (Movistar) could not keep up with the Brit who led out the sprint with 300 metres to go, with Ben Hermans (RadioShack Leopard), third.

The victory sees Thomas move into the race lead with a five second advantage from Moreno. Hermans sits a further two seconds back.

"It was a good day really," said Thomas as the finish line.

"I felt good right from the start. I've worked really hard in the winter."

Thomas had charged up the Corkscrew climb which began around 10km from the finish line in Rostrevor, in pursuit of Kiwi George Bennett (RadioShack Leopard) who had opened up a gap on the lead riders. Easing past Bennett, Thomas seemingly cruised his way up the steep ascent to claim maximum points at the KOM point.

Bennett, Ben Hermans (RadioShack Leopard) and Javier Moreno (Movistar) joined Thomas on the fast descent and on the run into the finish, the Olympic Champion was keeping a watchful eye from the back of the group.

Skirting around his companions, Thomas opened up the sprint early for a win that was never threatened once the finish line was in sight.

Thomas was among the names counted as a possibility for the overall, but very few would have expected him to be wearing ochre so soon, with Stage 2 previewed to be a battle between Philippe Gilbert (BMC) and Simon Gerrans (Orica GreenEdge). Asked if he could hold on to the lead, Thomas was non-committal.

"We'll take tomorrow first, just take it day by day," he said.

"I came here just wanting to work hard and possibly get a stage.

"So I've done that and that's fantastic - GC would be a massive bonus now if it happened."

How it unfolded...

With just one kilometre of neutral, attacks came thick and fast from the drop of the flag for the short 116.5km stage. Recent winner of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, Calvin Watson (UniSA - Australia) was first man out of the blocks and he was soon joined by Christopher Juul Jensen (Saxo - Tinkoff), Guillaume Bonnafond (AG2R) and stage winner in 2012, Will Clarke (Argos - Shimano).

The four chipped away at the gap and soon opened up an advantage of 2:20 at the 27km mark. With the general classification on the line, despite being just the second stage, it was no surprise that this would be as big as the gap got.

The first sprint of the day with just over 32km of racing done was won by Clarke, ahead of Watson and Bonnafond with only really the lead two fighting it out for the points and valuable time bonuses.

The 20-odd kilometre loop through Hahndorf saw the gap hovering at around the minute-and-a-half mark.

The second sprint was again won by Clarke, with Bonnafond in pursuit.

BMC’s intentions for the day, with Philippe Gilbert eyeing the general classification lead, were clear with Martin Kohler patrolling the front of the bunch. With 40km to go, and the peloton winding its way through the Cudlee Creek Road, the breakaway was in sight with a gap beginning to tumble.

Bernard Eisel (Sky) and Luke Durbridge (Orica GreenEdge) were consistently taking turns on the front of the peloton. Not far behind was the Lotto Belisol team who were protecting the interests of Ochre Jersey Andre Greipel. Meantime, after a stack of work earlier in the day, Andy Schleck (RadioShack Leopard) was content to sit at the very back.

Breakaway specialist Clarke had his orders from the team car and the plan was to hang on for as long as possible. With 97km of racing complete, it was the 27-year-old Australian who remained stoic off the front but he soon realised that the battle for an early advantage in GC was going to swallow any lead he had, sitting up.

Multiple attacks went off the front of the bunch as the climb began at 10km to go to the finish, with Yann Huguet (Argos Shimano) and Simon Clarke (Orica GreenEdge) who was attempting to set up for Simon Gerrans, among the first of the opening shots. The swarming bunch was unwilling to let anyone get much of a gap. Andrey Amador (Movistar) and Matthew Lloyd (Lampre) were next, before pre-stage favourite Kiwi George Bennett (RadioShack Leopard) launched an attack.

The 22-year-old was soon joined by Geraint Thomas (Sky) who motored past his companion and headed for the top of the KOM without looking threatened.

Javier Moreno (Movistar) would follow, and then Bennett and teammate Hermans. Thomas was soon caught by his pursuants on the descent, just as carnage was taking place in their wake.

"At one point I did think 'what have I done? Have I gone too early?'" Thomas said following his win. "But I bit the bullet as they say and dug in."

At least 20 riders came to grief, 15 of those hitting the road and the ambulance called. Among those was Gilbert who would be pushed to the finish line by his teammates with a wrecked rear derailleur. Jesse Sergeant, Jens Voigt (RadioShack Leopard), Bernard Sulzberger (UniSA - Australia), and Cameron Wurf (Cannondale) were other casualties. Amaud Courteille (FDJ) was the only rider not to finish the race, taken to hospital with a possible broken nose and mild concussion while Movistar’s Giovanni Visconti was taken to hospital for precautionary x-rays. Ian Stannard (Sky), Jose Herrade (Movistar), Tomaz Marczynski (Vacansoleil), Julian Kearn, Blel Kadri (AG2R), Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel Euskadi) were treated at the finish for cuts and abrasions.

Sulzberger had a dislocated finger which he fixed himself.

"We were jumping back on (to the front group) and someone crashed on the corner," the Tasmanian rider explained. "It was just like dominoes, really - disappointing," he concluded, firm of the belief that the group would have contested the finish.

With the finish line in sight, Thomas, Bennett, Hermans and Moreno maintained a small gap over a group of 11 riders who could never quite bridge across. The Kiwi would lose touch and fall in with the chase group of Tom Jelte Slagter, Wilco Kelderman (Blanco), Tim Wellens, Adam Hansen (Lotto Belisol), Daniele Pietropolli (Lampre-Merida), Jack Bauer (Garmin Sharp), Ion Izagirre and Gorka Izagirre (Euskaltel Euskadi), Kenny Elissonde, Jussi Veikkanen (FDJ) and Tiago Machado (RadioShack Leopard).

Thomas had time to celebrate as he crossed the finish line, relieved that he had eluded the chase bunch which he knew was coming after him.

Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 2:44:18  
2 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar 0:00:01  
3 Ben Hermans (Bel) Radioshack Leopard    
4 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco 0:00:04  
5 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
6 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
7 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin Sharp    
8 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco    
9 Ion Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi    
10 George Bennett (NZl) Radioshack Leopard    
11 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol    
12 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ    
13 Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack Leopard    
14 Jussi Veikkanen (Fra) FDJ    
15 Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi    
16 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar 0:00:21  
17 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step    
18 Mikaël Cherel (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale    
19 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana    
20 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM    
21 Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Saxo-Tinkoff    
22 Lachlan Morton (Aus) Garmin Sharp    
23 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC 0:00:24  
24 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:00:40  
25 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Argos-Shimano    
26 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo-Tinkoff    
27 Stefano Agostini (Ita) Cannondale 0:01:09  
28 Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana    
29 Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
30 Laurent Didier (Lux) Radioshack Leopard    
31 Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar    
32 Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale    
33 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Fra) Euskaltel Euskadi    
34 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol    
35 Adam Phelan (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
36 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step    
37 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
38 Matthew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling    
39 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:01:18  
40 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale    
41 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Saxo-Tinkoff    
42 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi    
43 Zakkary Dempster (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
44 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale    
45 Brian Vandborg DNK Cannondale    
46 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Ag2r La Mondiale 0:02:23  
47 Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano    
48 Jerome Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step 0:02:36  
49 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step    
50 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step    
51 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin Sharp    
52 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana    
53 Jose Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar    
54 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana    
55 Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step    
56 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin Sharp    
57 Yann Huguet (Fra) Argos-Shimano    
58 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ    
59 Juraj Sagan (Svk) Cannondale    
60 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
61 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge    
62 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
63 David Tanner (Aus) Blanco    
64 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Blanco    
65 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Saxo-Tinkoff    
66 Federico Canuti (Ita) Cannondale    
67 Jens Voigt (Ger) Radioshack Leopard    
68 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM    
69 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ 0:02:49  
70 Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ    
71 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC    
72 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC    
73 Jesse Sergent (NZl) Radioshack Leopard 0:03:09  
74 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar 0:03:21  
75 Amael Moinard (Fra) BMC 0:03:33  
76 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC    
77 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step    
78 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC 0:04:17  
79 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
80 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:04:53  
81 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp    
82 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale    
83 Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM    
84 Gédiminas Bagdonas (Lit) Ag2r La Mondiale    
85 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Saxo-Tinkoff    
86 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2r La Mondiale 0:04:55  
87 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana    
88 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi 0:05:26  
89 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge 0:05:59  
90 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:06:00  
91 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:06:14  
92 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol    
93 Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol    
94 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Blanco 0:06:19  
95 Graeme Brown (Aus) Blanco    
96 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC    
97 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling    
98 Andy Schleck (Lux) Radioshack Leopard    
99 Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi    
100 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana    
101 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
102 Andreas Timmer (Ned) Argos-Shimano    
103 Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ    
104 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin Sharp    
105 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling    
106 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Argos-Shimano    
107 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica GreenEdge    
108 William Clarke (Aus) Argos-Shimano    
109 Jordan Kerby (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
110 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
111 Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Argos-Shimano    
112 Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
113 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Blanco    
114 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana    
115 Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge    
116 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM    
117 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge    
118 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge    
119 Damien Howson (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
120 Calvin Watson (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
121 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Saxo-Tinkoff    
122 Jon Aberasturi (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi    
123 Jose Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar    
124 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar    
125 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
126 Timothy Duggan (USA) Saxo-Tinkoff 0:06:29  
127 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale 0:06:38  
128 Julian Kern (Ger) Ag2r La Mondiale 0:08:00  
129 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre-Merida 0:08:18  
130 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:14:26  
131 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM    
Points
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 15  pts
2 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar 14  
3 Ben Hermans (Bel) Radioshack Leopard 13  
4 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco 12  
5 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol 11  
6 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida 10  
7 William Clarke (Aus) Argos-Shimano 10  
8 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin Sharp 9  
9 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco 8  
10 Ion Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi 7  
11 George Bennett (NZl) Radioshack Leopard 6  
12 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale 5  
13 Calvin Watson (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 3  
14 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Saxo-Tinkoff 2  
Mountains
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 16  pts
2 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar 12  
3 George Bennett (NZl) Radioshack Leopard 8  
4 Ben Hermans (Bel) Radioshack Leopard 6  
5 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin Sharp 4  
6 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco 2  
Young riders
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco 2:44:22  
2 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
3 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco    
4 Ion Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi    
5 George Bennett (NZl) Radioshack Leopard    
6 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ    
7 Lachlan Morton (Aus) Garmin Sharp 0:00:17  
8 Stefano Agostini (Ita) Cannondale 0:01:05  
9 Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
10 Adam Phelan (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
11 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi 0:01:14  
12 Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step 0:02:32  
13 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Blanco    
14 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ 0:02:45  
15 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp 0:04:49  
16 Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM    
17 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Saxo-Tinkoff    
18 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2r La Mondiale 0:04:51  
19 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana 0:06:15  
20 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling    
21 Jordan Kerby (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
22 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
23 Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Argos-Shimano    
24 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM    
25 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge    
26 Damien Howson (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
27 Calvin Watson (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
28 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Saxo-Tinkoff    
29 Jon Aberasturi (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi    
30 Julian Kern (Ger) Ag2r La Mondiale 0:07:56  
Most competitive rider
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Saxo-Tinkoff    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Radioshack Leopard 8:13:03  
2 Lotto Belisol 0:01:08  
3 Euskaltel Euskadi    
4 Movistar 0:01:22  
5 Sky Procycling 0:01:40  
6 Saxo-Tinkoff 0:02:10  
7 Blanco 0:02:35  
8 FDJ    
9 Ag2r La Mondiale 0:02:39  
10 Garmin Sharp 0:02:52  
11 Cannondale 0:03:36  
12 Lampre-Merida 0:03:40  
13 Astana 0:03:57  
14 Omega Pharma-Quick-Step    
15 Argos-Shimano 0:05:30  
16 BMC 0:05:53  
17 UNI SA - Australia 0:06:35  
18 Vacansoleil-DCM 0:07:41  
19 Orica GreenEdge 0:09:44  
General classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 6:19:32  
2 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar 0:05:00  
3 Ben Hermans (Bel) Radioshack Leopard 0:07:00  
4 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:14:00  
5 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco    
6 Ion Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi    
7 Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi    
8 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
9 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin Sharp    
10 Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack Leopard    
11 George Bennett (NZl) Radioshack Leopard    
12 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco    
13 Jussi Veikkanen (Fra) FDJ    
14 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol    
15 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ    
16 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar 0:30:00  
17 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:31:00  
18 Mikaël Cherel (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale    
19 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana    
20 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step    
21 Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Saxo-Tinkoff    
22 Lachlan Morton (Aus) Garmin Sharp    
23 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC 0:34:00  
24 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:50:00  
25 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo-Tinkoff    
26 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 1:19:00  
27 Stefano Agostini (Ita) Cannondale    
28 Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana    
29 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step    
30 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol    
31 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Fra) Euskaltel Euskadi    
32 Laurent Didier (Lux) Radioshack Leopard    
33 Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar    
34 Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale    
35 Adam Phelan (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
36 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale 1:25:00  
37 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Saxo-Tinkoff 1:28:00  
38 Zakkary Dempster (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
39 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge    
40 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi    
41 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale    
42 Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida 1:35:00  
43 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 2:18:00  
44 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Ag2r La Mondiale 2:33:00  
45 Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano    
46 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 2:43:00  
47 Jerome Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step 2:44:00  
48 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM    
49 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana 2:45:00  
50 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin Sharp 2:46:00  
51 Juraj Sagan (Svk) Cannondale    
52 Federico Canuti (Ita) Cannondale    
53 David Tanner (Aus) Blanco    
54 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin Sharp    
55 Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step    
56 Yann Huguet (Fra) Argos-Shimano    
57 Jens Voigt (Ger) Radioshack Leopard    
58 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Blanco    
59 Brian Vandborg DNK Cannondale 2:47:00  
60 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ 2:53:00  
61 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC 2:56:00  
62 Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ 2:59:00  
63 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC    
64 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ 3:13:00  
65 Jesse Sergent (NZl) Radioshack Leopard 3:19:00  
66 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
67 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar 3:31:00  
68 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step 3:43:00  
69 Amael Moinard (Fra) BMC    
70 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC    
71 Jose Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar 4:05:00  
72 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana    
73 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step    
74 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Saxo-Tinkoff    
75 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
76 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 4:27:00  
77 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC    
78 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Saxo-Tinkoff 5:03:00  
79 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana 5:05:00  
80 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Argos-Shimano 5:11:00  
81 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi 5:36:00  
82 Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 5:46:00  
83 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge 6:09:00  
84 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol 6:10:00  
85 Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol 6:14:00  
86 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Blanco 6:25:00  
87 Calvin Watson (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 6:27:00  
88 Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi 6:29:00  
89 Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
90 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
91 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
92 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin Sharp    
93 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica GreenEdge    
94 Jose Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar    
95 Jon Aberasturi (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi    
96 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
97 Damien Howson (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
98 Timothy Duggan (USA) Saxo-Tinkoff 6:39:00  
99 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 6:49:00  
100 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol 7:01:00  
101 Graeme Brown (Aus) Blanco 7:31:00  
102 Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge 7:46:00  
103 Andy Schleck (Lux) Radioshack Leopard 7:48:00  
104 Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ    
105 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Blanco    
106 Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Argos-Shimano    
107 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge    
108 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar    
109 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp 7:52:00  
110 Gédiminas Bagdonas (Lit) Ag2r La Mondiale    
111 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step 8:04:00  
112 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale 8:07:00  
113 Julian Kern (Ger) Ag2r La Mondiale 8:10:00  
114 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling    
115 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre-Merida 8:28:00  
116 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2r La Mondiale 9:09:00  
117 William Clarke (Aus) Argos-Shimano 9:12:00  
118 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Saxo-Tinkoff 9:17:00  
119 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana 9:18:00  
120 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC    
121 Andreas Timmer (Ned) Argos-Shimano    
122 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Argos-Shimano    
123 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM    
124 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale 10:21:00  
125 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM    
126 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 10:33:00  
127 Jordan Kerby (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 11:41:00  
128 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol 11:42:00  
129 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana 11:47:00  
130 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM 14:36:00  
131 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM    
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida 19  pts
2 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 15  
3 Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol 15  
4 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar 14  
5 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana 14  
6 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ 14  
7 Ben Hermans (Bel) Radioshack Leopard 13  
8 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Blanco 13  
9 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco 12  
10 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol 11  
11 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin Sharp 11  
12 William Clarke (Aus) Argos-Shimano 10  
13 Jordan Kerby (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 10  
14 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida 10  
15 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin Sharp 9  
16 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar 9  
17 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco 8  
18 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 8  
19 Ion Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi 7  
20 George Bennett (NZl) Radioshack Leopard 6  
21 Zakkary Dempster (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 6  
22 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC 5  
23 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale 5  
24 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 5  
25 Jerome Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step 3  
26 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 3  
27 Calvin Watson (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 3  
28 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Saxo-Tinkoff 2  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 16  pts
2 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar 12  
3 Jordan Kerby (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 10  
4 George Bennett (NZl) Radioshack Leopard 8  
5 Ben Hermans (Bel) Radioshack Leopard 6  
6 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Blanco 6  
7 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin Sharp 4  
8 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo-Tinkoff 4  
9 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco 2  
10 Graeme Brown (Aus) Blanco 2  
Young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco 6:19:46  
2 Ion Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi    
3 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
4 George Bennett (NZl) Radioshack Leopard    
5 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco    
6 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ    
7 Lachlan Morton (Aus) Garmin Sharp 0:00:17  
8 Stefano Agostini (Ita) Cannondale 0:01:05  
9 Adam Phelan (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
10 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi 0:01:14  
11 Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:01:21  
12 Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step 0:02:32  
13 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Blanco    
14 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ 0:02:39  
15 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Saxo-Tinkoff 0:04:49  
16 Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM 0:05:32  
17 Calvin Watson (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 0:06:13  
18 Jon Aberasturi (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi 0:06:15  
19 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
20 Damien Howson (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
21 Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Argos-Shimano 0:07:34  
22 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge    
23 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp 0:07:38  
24 Julian Kern (Ger) Ag2r La Mondiale 0:07:56  
25 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling    
26 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2r La Mondiale 0:08:55  
27 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Saxo-Tinkoff 0:09:03  
28 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana 0:09:04  
29 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM    
30 Jordan Kerby (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 0:11:27  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Radioshack Leopard 18:59:15  
2 Euskaltel Euskadi 0:01:08  
3 Lotto Belisol    
4 Movistar 0:01:22  
5 Sky Procycling 0:01:40  
6 Saxo-Tinkoff 0:02:10  
7 Blanco 0:02:35  
8 FDJ    
9 Ag2r La Mondiale 0:02:39  
10 Garmin Sharp 0:02:52  
11 Cannondale 0:03:36  
12 Lampre-Merida 0:03:40  
13 Astana 0:03:57  
14 Omega Pharma-Quick-Step    
15 BMC 0:05:53  
16 UNI SA - Australia 0:06:35  
17 Argos-Shimano 0:06:49  
18 Vacansoleil-DCM 0:07:41  
19 Orica GreenEdge 0:09:44