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Santos Tour Down Under 2011

Date range:
January 18-23, 2011

January 19, Stage 2: Tailem Bend - Mannum 146km

Swift shifts into top gear

By:
Les Clarke
Published:
January 19, 2011, 4:17 GMT,
Updated:
January 20, 2011, 9:58 GMT

Crashes marr finale in Mannum

Robbie McEwen predicted mayhem at today's stage of the Santos Tour Down Under and he benefited from the ensuing madness, taking second behind Ben Swift and assuming the overall lead of this year's edition.

Two crashes within the final three kilometres put paid to HTC-Highroad chances of securing back-to-back stage victories, as Mark Cavendish (who required several stitches after falling) and erstwhile leader Matt Goss found themselves on the receiving end of a chaotic finale.

And unlike the Cancer Council Classic on Sunday, Team Sky managed to successfully change tack, despite having one of its fancied riders fall victim to a last-minute mishap as Ben Swift claimed his first ProTour victory.

"I can't believe it. There was just a pile up... it was carnage in the end," said Swift. "The first crash we lost our sprinter, two riders fell in front of him. I jumped with 200m to go. Robbie [McEwen] tried to get the jump on me, I felt brilliant.

"I was on the wheel of Mat Hayman and he knows how to avoid the crashes; I felt so comfortable following him. Unfortunately one of our guys did crash like I said, but I could just pick one of the other guys. Hopefully we can get another win. It is great to get the first win of the year. I will just have to keep the ball rolling."

The Briton moved into third overall with his win, sitting on the same time as overall leader Robbie McEwen, who is getting stronger as the race continues and may have his best shot at the title in what could be his last year as a professional.

The man who finished behind him today, Graeme Brown, managed to take the last podium spot in Mannum despite suffering a slowdown of sorts in the first of the afternoon's crashes. "The one [crash] at the top of the hill, just where we turn left my team mate actually crashed right in front of me, and I was caught up in the mix and I was off the road," said Brown.

"I had to come back through the bunch again and then the one [crash] at the finish I didn't even know about - I just spoke to Geraint Thomas about it and he said he just got hit from behind at 200m to go."

That accident just 200 metres from the line involved Cameron Meyer, who was able to maintain some stoicism after falling heavily whilst helping leadout teammate Tyler Farrar. "Three years I've done this tour and I've come down each year, so I'm starting to get used to it now," he quipped.

"I was in that last crash, at the 150m to go, and there was a pile up and I had nowhere to go. I went straight over the handlebars, ran up the back of some people. I mean I guess that's how it goes. It was always going to be tight with so many sprinters and lead out men and its going to get pretty fast when going into the finishes."

Krivtsov provides the calm before the storm

The day's main break was initiated some 18km into the stage by Ag2R-La Mondiale's Yuriy Krivtsov, who took the most aggressive rider prize for his efforts in a move that gained 4:20 at its zenith.

Joined by Saxo Bank's David Tanner and UniSA rider Mitchell Docker, the trio spent most of the day off the front and contested the KOM and intermediate sprint points ahead of anyone else. Behind them, Luke Roberts secured his position as mountains classification leader - a title he could well claim in Adelaide on Sunday.

"At the start of the stage I wanted to get into the break, but I didn't think it would be possible but there was one guy up the road and I sort have just rolled off the front and next thing I knew the peloton just let me go so I was wrapped," said Docker after the stage.

"It was a pity though, because I did feel it from yesterday and in the sprints I didn't do as well as I hoped. I only got third and second but it's still better than not getting anything at all and it was another tough day so I'm going to be feeling it tomorrow."

Joined by Simon Zahner and Tim Roe of BMC Racing plus Roberts, the late-stage sextet managed a lead of a minute but that soon evaporated; before that point Roe attacked, going on a solo spree that again demonstrated - after his efforts on the first day of last year's Tour Down Under - that he's an immensely talented young rider.

"I was going a bit quicker than I was last year, but I thought we were up the road and the opportunity was there so I might as well have a go; my legs were good, so I thought I might as well give it a crack," said Roe afterwards.

He was caught just eight kilometres from the finish and explained: "I was pretty sure we were going to get caught, but I thought I might as well give it a crack, and on the climb, I just had it in a big gear and just kept it there - I just ended up riding away from everyone."

Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling 3:27:44  
2 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Radio Shack    
3 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
4 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
5 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
6 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quick Step Cycling Team    
7 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
8 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team    
9 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team    
10 Allan Davis (Aus) Astana    
11 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale    
12 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
13 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
14 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
15 Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
16 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
17 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team    
18 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
19 Jose Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar Team    
20 Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling    
21 Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek    
22 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
23 Luke Roberts (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
24 Ruben Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
25 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step Cycling Team    
26 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
27 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
28 Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
29 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
30 Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard    
31 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
32 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
33 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quick Step Cycling Team    
34 Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
35 Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
36 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
37 Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
38 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team    
39 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
40 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
41 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling    
42 Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radio Shack    
43 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
44 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step Cycling Team    
45 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
46 Bruno Pires (Por) Leopard Trek    
47 Matthew Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
48 Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Movistar Team    
49 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek    
50 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
51 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
52 Miguel Minguez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
53 Robbie Hunter (RSA) Team Radio Shack    
54 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana    
55 Gregory Rast (Swi) Team Radio Shack    
56 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
57 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard    
58 Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Astana    
59 Julien Vermote (Bel) Quick Step Cycling Team    
60 Juan Horrach (Spa) Katusha Team    
61 Mitchell Docker (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
62 David Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team    
63 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling    
64 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana    
65 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana    
66 Hayden Roulston (NZl) HTC-Highroad    
67 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Katusha Team    
68 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Liquigas-Cannondale    
69 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
70 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
71 Manuel Cardoso (Por) Team Radio Shack    
72 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha Team    
73 Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
74 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
75 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
76 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
77 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar Team    
78 Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
79 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Katusha Team    
80 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Quick Step Cycling Team    
81 Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
82 Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
83 Martin Pedersen (Den) Leopard Trek    
84 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Lampre - ISD    
85 Martin Mortensen (Den) Leopard Trek    
86 Luke Durbridge (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
87 Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radio Shack    
88 Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
89 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:22  
90 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
91 Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
92 William Clarke (Aus) Leopard Trek    
93 Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
94 Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard    
95 David Tanner (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard    
96 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
97 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step Cycling Team    
98 Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
99 Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
100 Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
101 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard    
102 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana    
103 Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
104 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
105 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
106 Jos van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
107 Markel Irizar (Spa) Team Radio Shack    
108 Michael Hepburn (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
109 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:01:20  
110 Timothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:01:24  
111 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
112 Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:01:34  
113 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad 0:01:56  
114 Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad    
115 Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard    
116 Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard    
117 José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:01  
118 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team    
119 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:02:10  
120 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
121 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Leopard Trek    
122 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:02:13  
123 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team    
124 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
125 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling    
126 Simon Clarke (Aus) Astana 0:03:16  
127 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:03:42  
128 Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
129 Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
130 Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad 0:03:47  
131 Chris Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:04:28  
132 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:05:13  
133 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 UNI SA - Australia 10:23:12  
2 Rabobank    
3 Euskaltel-Euskadi    
4 Sky Procycling    
5 Katusha    
6 Quickstep    
7 Vacansoleil-DCM    
8 AG2R La Mondiale    
9 Movistar    
10 Liquigas-Cannondale    
11 Radio Shack    
12 Leopard Trek    
13 Astana    
14 Omega Pharma-Lotto    
15 HTC-Highroad    
16 BMC    
17 Lampre - ISD    
18 Saxo Bank Sungard    
19 Garmin-Cervelo    
Sprints - Kanmantoo
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 David Tanner (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard 6  pts
2 Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 4  
3 Mitchell Docker (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 2  
Mount Pleasant
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team 6  pts
2 Mitchell Docker (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 4  
3 David Tanner (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard 2  
Finish - Mannum
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling 8  pts
2 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Radio Shack 6  
3 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 4  
KOM - Dawesley Hill
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mitchell Docker (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 16  pts
2 Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 12  
3 David Tanner (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard 8  
4 Luke Roberts (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 6  
5 Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team 4  
General classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Radio Shack 6:44:42  
2 Matthew Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
3 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling    
4 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:04  
5 Mitchell Docker (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
6 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:06  
7 David Tanner (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard    
8 Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:07  
9 Miguel Minguez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
10 Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
11 Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:08  
12 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:10  
13 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
14 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team    
15 Allan Davis (Aus) Astana    
16 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team    
17 Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling    
18 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
19 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
20 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
21 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
22 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale    
23 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
24 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
25 Luke Roberts (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
26 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
27 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
28 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team    
29 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
30 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step Cycling Team    
31 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
32 Ruben Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
33 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek    
34 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
35 Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek    
36 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
37 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
38 Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
39 Jose Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar Team    
40 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quick Step Cycling Team    
41 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling    
42 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step Cycling Team    
43 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
44 Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Movistar Team    
45 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
46 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
47 Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
48 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
49 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quick Step Cycling Team    
50 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Katusha Team    
51 Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
52 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
53 Juan Horrach (Spa) Katusha Team    
54 Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
55 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana    
56 Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radio Shack    
57 David Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team    
58 Manuel Cardoso (Por) Team Radio Shack    
59 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team    
60 Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radio Shack    
61 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard    
62 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team    
63 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana    
64 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Liquigas-Cannondale    
65 Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard    
66 Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
67 Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
68 John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team    
69 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling    
70 Hayden Roulston (NZl) HTC-Highroad    
71 Julien Vermote (Bel) Quick Step Cycling Team    
72 Bruno Pires (Por) Leopard Trek    
73 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Lampre - ISD    
74 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
75 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Katusha Team    
76 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step Cycling Team    
77 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana    
78 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Quick Step Cycling Team    
79 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
80 Robbie Hunter (RSA) Team Radio Shack    
81 Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Astana    
82 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar Team    
83 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
84 Luke Durbridge (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
85 William Clarke (Aus) Leopard Trek    
86 Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
87 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Leopard Trek    
88 Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard    
89 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
90 Martin Pedersen (Den) Leopard Trek    
91 Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
92 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha Team    
93 Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
94 Gregory Rast (Swi) Team Radio Shack    
95 Markel Irizar (Spa) Team Radio Shack    
96 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
97 Martin Mortensen (Den) Leopard Trek    
98 Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
99 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
100 Michael Hepburn (Aus) UNI SA - Australia    
101 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling    
102 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
103 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
104 Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard    
105 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:27  
106 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:28  
107 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:32  
108 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:38  
109 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
110 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana 0:00:55  
111 Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
112 Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad 0:01:21  
113 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:01:30  
114 Timothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:01:34  
115 Jos van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:35  
116 Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:01:43  
117 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard    
118 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:01:47  
119 Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad 0:02:06  
120 Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:02:09  
121 José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:11  
122 Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:02:37  
123 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:02:59  
124 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
125 Simon Clarke (Aus) Astana 0:03:23  
126 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad 0:03:34  
127 Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:03:52  
128 Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
129 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
130 Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad 0:03:57  
131 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:04:00  
132 Chris Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:04:38  
133 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:05:23  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Sky Procycling 20:14:36  
2 UNI SA - Australia    
3 Vacansoleil-DCM    
4 Rabobank    
5 Liquigas-Cannondale    
6 Euskaltel-Euskadi    
7 BMC    
8 Katusha    
9 Movistar    
10 Quickstep    
11 Radio Shack    
12 AG2R La Mondiale    
13 Leopard Trek    
14 Astana    
15 Omega Pharma-Lotto    
16 HTC-Highroad    
17 Garmin-Cervelo    
18 Lampre - ISD    
19 Saxo Bank Sungard    
Sprint classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mitchell Docker (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 12  pts
2 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Radio Shack 10  
3 Matthew Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad 8  
4 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling 8  
5 David Tanner (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard 8  
6 Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 6  
7 Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team 6  
8 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 6  
9 Miguel Minguez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 6  
10 Simon Clarke (Aus) Astana 6  
11 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 4  
12 Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 4  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Luke Roberts (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 22  pts
2 Mitchell Docker (Aus) UNI SA - Australia 16  
3 David Tanner (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard 12  
4 Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 12  
5 Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 12  
6 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 8  
7 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 6  
8 Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team 4