Thomas wins the battle of Corkscrew

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.


#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling2:44:18 
2Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar0:00:01 
3Ben Hermans (Bel) Radioshack Leopard  
4Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco0:00:04 
5Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
6Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
7Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin Sharp  
8Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco  
9Ion Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi  
10George Bennett (NZl) Radioshack Leopard  
11Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol  
12Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ  
13Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack Leopard  
14Jussi Veikkanen (Fra) FDJ  
15Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi  
16Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar0:00:21 
17Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step  
18Mikaël Cherel (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale  
19Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana  
20Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM  
21Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Saxo-Tinkoff  
22Lachlan Morton (Aus) Garmin Sharp  
23Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC0:00:24 
24Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling0:00:40 
25Thierry Hupond (Fra) Argos-Shimano  
26Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo-Tinkoff  
27Stefano Agostini (Ita) Cannondale0:01:09 
28Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana  
29Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
30Laurent Didier (Lux) Radioshack Leopard  
31Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar  
32Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale  
33Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Fra) Euskaltel Euskadi  
34Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol  
35Adam Phelan (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
36Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step  
37Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
38Matthew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling  
39Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:01:18 
40Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale  
41Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Saxo-Tinkoff  
42Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi  
43Zakkary Dempster (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
44Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale  
45Brian Vandborg DNK Cannondale  
46Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Ag2r La Mondiale0:02:23 
47Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano  
48Jerome Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step0:02:36 
49Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step  
50Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step  
51Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin Sharp  
52Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana  
53Jose Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar  
54Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana  
55Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step  
56Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin Sharp  
57Yann Huguet (Fra) Argos-Shimano  
58William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ  
59Juraj Sagan (Svk) Cannondale  
60Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
61Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
62Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
63David Tanner (Aus) Blanco  
64Jack Bobridge (Aus) Blanco  
65Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Saxo-Tinkoff  
66Federico Canuti (Ita) Cannondale  
67Jens Voigt (Ger) Radioshack Leopard  
68Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM  
69Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ0:02:49 
70Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ  
71Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC  
72Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC  
73Jesse Sergent (NZl) Radioshack Leopard0:03:09 
74Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar0:03:21 
75Amael Moinard (Fra) BMC0:03:33 
76Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC  
77Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step  
78Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC0:04:17 
79Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
80Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM0:04:53 
81Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp  
82Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale  
83Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM  
84Gédiminas Bagdonas (Lit) Ag2r La Mondiale  
85Jay McCarthy (Aus) Saxo-Tinkoff  
86Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2r La Mondiale0:04:55 
87Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana  
88Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi0:05:26 
89Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge0:05:59 
90Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:06:00 
91Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:06:14 
92Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol  
93Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol  
94Mark Renshaw (Aus) Blanco0:06:19 
95Graeme Brown (Aus) Blanco  
96Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC  
97Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling  
98Andy Schleck (Lux) Radioshack Leopard  
99Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi  
100Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana  
101Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
102Andreas Timmer (Ned) Argos-Shimano  
103Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ  
104Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin Sharp  
105Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling  
106Marcel Kittel (Ger) Argos-Shimano  
107Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
108William Clarke (Aus) Argos-Shimano  
109Jordan Kerby (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
110Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
111Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Argos-Shimano  
112Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
113Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Blanco  
114Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana  
115Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge  
116Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM  
117Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
118Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
119Damien Howson (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
120Calvin Watson (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
121Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Saxo-Tinkoff  
122Jon Aberasturi (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi  
123Jose Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar  
124Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar  
125Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
126Timothy Duggan (USA) Saxo-Tinkoff0:06:29 
127Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale0:06:38 
128Julian Kern (Ger) Ag2r La Mondiale0:08:00 
129Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre-Merida0:08:18 
130Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM0:14:26 
131Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling15 pts
2Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar14 
3Ben Hermans (Bel) Radioshack Leopard13 
4Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco12 
5Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol11 
6Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida10 
7William Clarke (Aus) Argos-Shimano10 
8Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin Sharp9 
9Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco8 
10Ion Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi7 
11George Bennett (NZl) Radioshack Leopard6 
12Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale5 
13Calvin Watson (Aus) UNI SA - Australia3 
14Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Saxo-Tinkoff2 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling16 pts
2Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar12 
3George Bennett (NZl) Radioshack Leopard8 
4Ben Hermans (Bel) Radioshack Leopard6 
5Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin Sharp4 
6Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco2 
Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco2:44:22 
2Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
3Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco  
4Ion Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi  
5George Bennett (NZl) Radioshack Leopard  
6Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ  
7Lachlan Morton (Aus) Garmin Sharp0:00:17 
8Stefano Agostini (Ita) Cannondale0:01:05 
9Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
10Adam Phelan (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
11Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi0:01:14 
12Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step0:02:32 
13Jack Bobridge (Aus) Blanco  
14Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ0:02:45 
15Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp0:04:49 
16Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM  
17Jay McCarthy (Aus) Saxo-Tinkoff  
18Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2r La Mondiale0:04:51 
19Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana0:06:15 
20Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling  
21Jordan Kerby (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
22Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
23Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Argos-Shimano  
24Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM  
25Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
26Damien Howson (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
27Calvin Watson (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
28Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Saxo-Tinkoff  
29Jon Aberasturi (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi  
30Julian Kern (Ger) Ag2r La Mondiale0:07:56 
Most competitive rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Saxo-Tinkoff  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Radioshack Leopard8:13:03 
2Lotto Belisol0:01:08 
3Euskaltel Euskadi  
5Sky Procycling0:01:40 
9Ag2r La Mondiale0:02:39 
10Garmin Sharp0:02:52 
14Omega Pharma-Quick-Step  
17UNI SA - Australia0:06:35 
19Orica GreenEdge0:09:44 
General classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling6:19:32 
2Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar0:05:00 
3Ben Hermans (Bel) Radioshack Leopard0:07:00 
4Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:14:00 
5Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco  
6Ion Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi  
7Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi  
8Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
9Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin Sharp  
10Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack Leopard  
11George Bennett (NZl) Radioshack Leopard  
12Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco  
13Jussi Veikkanen (Fra) FDJ  
14Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol  
15Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ  
16Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar0:30:00 
17Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM0:31:00 
18Mikaël Cherel (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale  
19Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana  
20Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step  
21Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Saxo-Tinkoff  
22Lachlan Morton (Aus) Garmin Sharp  
23Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC0:34:00 
24Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling0:50:00 
25Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo-Tinkoff  
26Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling1:19:00 
27Stefano Agostini (Ita) Cannondale  
28Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana  
29Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step  
30Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol  
31Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Fra) Euskaltel Euskadi  
32Laurent Didier (Lux) Radioshack Leopard  
33Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar  
34Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale  
35Adam Phelan (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
36Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale1:25:00 
37Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Saxo-Tinkoff1:28:00 
38Zakkary Dempster (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
39Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
40Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi  
41Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale  
42Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida1:35:00 
43Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge2:18:00 
44Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Ag2r La Mondiale2:33:00 
45Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano  
46Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge2:43:00 
47Jerome Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step2:44:00 
48Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM  
49Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana2:45:00 
50Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin Sharp2:46:00 
51Juraj Sagan (Svk) Cannondale  
52Federico Canuti (Ita) Cannondale  
53David Tanner (Aus) Blanco  
54Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin Sharp  
55Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step  
56Yann Huguet (Fra) Argos-Shimano  
57Jens Voigt (Ger) Radioshack Leopard  
58Jack Bobridge (Aus) Blanco  
59Brian Vandborg DNK Cannondale2:47:00 
60Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ2:53:00 
61Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC2:56:00 
62Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ2:59:00 
63Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC  
64William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ3:13:00 
65Jesse Sergent (NZl) Radioshack Leopard3:19:00 
66Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
67Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar3:31:00 
68Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step3:43:00 
69Amael Moinard (Fra) BMC  
70Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC  
71Jose Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar4:05:00 
72Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana  
73Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step  
74Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Saxo-Tinkoff  
75Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
76Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) UNI SA - Australia4:27:00 
77Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC  
78Jay McCarthy (Aus) Saxo-Tinkoff5:03:00 
79Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana5:05:00 
80Thierry Hupond (Fra) Argos-Shimano5:11:00 
81Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi5:36:00 
82Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM5:46:00 
83Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge6:09:00 
84Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol6:10:00 
85Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol6:14:00 
86Mark Renshaw (Aus) Blanco6:25:00 
87Calvin Watson (Aus) UNI SA - Australia6:27:00 
88Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi6:29:00 
89Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
90Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
91Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
92Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin Sharp  
93Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
94Jose Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar  
95Jon Aberasturi (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi  
96Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
97Damien Howson (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
98Timothy Duggan (USA) Saxo-Tinkoff6:39:00 
99Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge6:49:00 
100Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol7:01:00 
101Graeme Brown (Aus) Blanco7:31:00 
102Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge7:46:00 
103Andy Schleck (Lux) Radioshack Leopard7:48:00 
104Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ  
105Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Blanco  
106Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Argos-Shimano  
107Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
108Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar  
109Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp7:52:00 
110Gédiminas Bagdonas (Lit) Ag2r La Mondiale  
111Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step8:04:00 
112Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale8:07:00 
113Julian Kern (Ger) Ag2r La Mondiale8:10:00 
114Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling  
115Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre-Merida8:28:00 
116Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2r La Mondiale9:09:00 
117William Clarke (Aus) Argos-Shimano9:12:00 
118Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Saxo-Tinkoff9:17:00 
119Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana9:18:00 
120Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC  
121Andreas Timmer (Ned) Argos-Shimano  
122Marcel Kittel (Ger) Argos-Shimano  
123Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM  
124Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale10:21:00 
125Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM  
126Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling10:33:00 
127Jordan Kerby (Aus) UNI SA - Australia11:41:00 
128Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol11:42:00 
129Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana11:47:00 
130Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM14:36:00 
131Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM  
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida19 pts
2Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling15 
3Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol15 
4Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar14 
5Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana14 
6Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ14 
7Ben Hermans (Bel) Radioshack Leopard13 
8Mark Renshaw (Aus) Blanco13 
9Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco12 
10Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol11 
11Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin Sharp11 
12William Clarke (Aus) Argos-Shimano10 
13Jordan Kerby (Aus) UNI SA - Australia10 
14Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida10 
15Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin Sharp9 
16Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar9 
17Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco8 
18Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling8 
19Ion Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi7 
20George Bennett (NZl) Radioshack Leopard6 
21Zakkary Dempster (Aus) UNI SA - Australia6 
22Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC5 
23Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale5 
24Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge5 
25Jerome Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step3 
26Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM3 
27Calvin Watson (Aus) UNI SA - Australia3 
28Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Saxo-Tinkoff2 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling16 pts
2Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar12 
3Jordan Kerby (Aus) UNI SA - Australia10 
4George Bennett (NZl) Radioshack Leopard8 
5Ben Hermans (Bel) Radioshack Leopard6 
6Jack Bobridge (Aus) Blanco6 
7Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin Sharp4 
8Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo-Tinkoff4 
9Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco2 
10Graeme Brown (Aus) Blanco2 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco6:19:46 
2Ion Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi  
3Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
4George Bennett (NZl) Radioshack Leopard  
5Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco  
6Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ  
7Lachlan Morton (Aus) Garmin Sharp0:00:17 
8Stefano Agostini (Ita) Cannondale0:01:05 
9Adam Phelan (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
10Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi0:01:14 
11Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:01:21 
12Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step0:02:32 
13Jack Bobridge (Aus) Blanco  
14Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ0:02:39 
15Jay McCarthy (Aus) Saxo-Tinkoff0:04:49 
16Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM0:05:32 
17Calvin Watson (Aus) UNI SA - Australia0:06:13 
18Jon Aberasturi (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi0:06:15 
19Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
20Damien Howson (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
21Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Argos-Shimano0:07:34 
22Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
23Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin Sharp0:07:38 
24Julian Kern (Ger) Ag2r La Mondiale0:07:56 
25Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling  
26Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2r La Mondiale0:08:55 
27Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Saxo-Tinkoff0:09:03 
28Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana0:09:04 
29Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM  
30Jordan Kerby (Aus) UNI SA - Australia0:11:27 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Radioshack Leopard18:59:15 
2Euskaltel Euskadi0:01:08 
3Lotto Belisol  
5Sky Procycling0:01:40 
9Ag2r La Mondiale0:02:39 
10Garmin Sharp0:02:52 
14Omega Pharma-Quick-Step  
16UNI SA - Australia0:06:35 
19Orica GreenEdge0:09:44 

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