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Santos Tour Down Under 2011

Date range:
January 18-23, 2011

January 20, Stage 3 : Unley - Stirling 129km

Sterling performance from Matthews

By:
Les Clarke
Published:
January 20, 2011, 4:25 GMT,
Updated:
January 20, 2011, 13:59 GMT

Goss moves back into overall lead

Stirling normally throws up some classic finishes during the Tour Down Under and today was no exception. While it was one world champion, Cadel Evans, who showed his mettle in the Adelaide Hills town last year it was another, Michael Matthews, who demonstrated how an U23 world champ can serve it to the big boys.

The 20-year-old Rabobank neo-pro comfortably out-kicked André Greipel and fellow Australian Matthew Goss in the tough uphill finish and he was understandably ecstatic at taking a win in his first outing at a World Tour event - and on home soil, too.

"It's one of the most difficult races in this tour so it's really great to win this one and thanks to my team," said Matthews after the finish.

"With about a kilometre to go I felt pretty good and I had a look around and there was only a couple of sprinters there. I was a bit worried about Gossy because he's really fast and he's won a stage already but I just had the legs in the end I guess."

While Graeme Brown is Rabobank's captain for the event, the Dutch squad had to change tack given that the elder Australian was caught up behind a crash again today and it may have hurt his chances of being up there for the sprint.

"In the last three kilometres Tom [Leezer] was leading me all the way to the front. I was like 50th wheel with four kilometres to go and then he put me in perfect position for the sprint," said Matthews.

"Tom basically got me from about halfway down the bunch up the front and all the other boys were just behind me yelling at me making sure I had food and water. I couldn't have done it without them.

"With about a lap to go I wasn't feeling that good but my team came back and geed me up and they were just amazing the whole race, getting me motivated for the sprint and saying, 'You can do it' so I pulled it off for them at the end."

Time to lick the wounds

After the drama of yesterday's crashes there were two non-starters this morning in the suburb of Unley: owing to injuries sustained during stage two, Chris Sutton (Team Sky) and Bernard Sulzberger (UNiSA-Australia) were forced to withdraw from this year's race.

And for the same reason - yesterday's carnage - the peloton wasn't too keen to offer much resistance early. Just four kilometres after the 10km neutral section, Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM) successfully attacked and soon had three other riders for company, the quartet quickly establishing a lead nudging three minutes.

The break's advantage would reach the five-minute mark as Aleksandr Kuschynski (Katusha), Luis Pasamontes (Movistar), Luke Durbridge (UniSA) and De Gendt contested the intermediate sprints at McLaren FLat and Echunga. Kuschynski prevailed in both but Durbridge took maximum points in the KOM on Germantown Hill after 80 clicks, netting the most aggressive rider prize in the process.

"I had a go. It was a solid day and you never know if it's going to come back or not," said Durbridge after the finish. "We had a good try and saw how we could go but unfortunately we got caught.

"It was good we kept the KOM in the team and the most aggressive is just a good jersey to wear for tomorrow as a reward for being in the breakaway today."

After catching the break with 20km remaining in the stage it was time for the likes of Saxo Bank's Richie Porte and RadioShack's Ben Hermans to have a dig on the finishing circuits around Stirling late in the stage but to no avail; with the sprinters' teams controlling the day they weren't going to let any plucky moves succeed and eventually it was a plucky young neo-pro, Matthews, who prevailed.

"It's parallel with the world championships because the guys you are racing against are the best in the world so under 23 is under 23's but this is the elite level and it's basically the world championships again," explained Matthews.

"Coming into one of the biggest pro teams in the world puts a bit of pressure on you to get some results but I was just here to work and help the team so it's good to get the result in the end.

"I kept an eye out for them [Goss and McEwen] because they're all brilliant riders they all could have won today so I kept an eye out for them just to see how they were. We had the DS on the radio and everything so we knew where they were all the time. I just had the legs in the end to get it."

Results

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