Marauding Meyer makes race lead his own

Garmin-Cervelo rider does it the hard way

A world champion on the track and the reigning Australian national time trial champion, Cameron Meyer today demonstrated why he owns these titles with a calculated, powerful and ultimately fruitful ride to take both the stage from Norwood to Strathalbyn and a stranglehold on the 2011 Santos Tour Down Under with just two days remaining.

Despite a crash just two days ago in Mannum, Meyer attacked with four other riders with about 80km remaining to form a powerful quintet that stayed away - save for Rob Rujigh - for the rest of the stage. It was a mammoth effort and an oversight of sorts by the sprinters' teams, which let the move remain ahead for that long.

With two men in the day's main move and another card up its sleeve, Garmin-Cervelo pulled the strings of the Tour Down Under peloton to perfection, managing to foil the plans of Omega Pharma-Lotto, HTC-Highroad and Team Sky, which all wanted to get their man to the line for the win, much like the corresponding stage during last year's edition.

Instead it came down to a small sprint between Meyer, Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Laurens ten Dam (Rabobank) - and they finished in that order, with Meyer's teammate Matthew Wilson finishing in fourth.

"It's always hard to stay away, especially this race, [which is] renowned for the sprints," said Meyer after the finish. "We worked really well together; it's a credit to the break, it's a credit to my team-mate Matt Wilson.

"To get the stage win is the first thing I thought about - yesterday I missed the split by seven seconds and lost a little bit on GC. So I thought it's going to be hard to make that back, but to get the stage win and throw my hands in the air at the finish line, it's just a great feeling."

Meyer goes into tomorrow's penultimate stage - a 131km journey from McLaren Vale to Willunga with two ascents of Old Willunga Hill - as the man to beat with the South Australian heat kicking into overdrive.

"It's going to be good - good fun," Wilson said of the challenge in store tomorrow. "We have a really strong team for tomorrow's stage; typically it still comes together with about 40-50 guys, we'll see what happens.

"It's a little bit of a shock I guess to pull off a stage in the tour - it's obviously renowned for the sprinters and they've had control of the race so far.

"The bunch rides pretty predictably, they hold their grip to a certain time and then they go 'smack' at the end, so there's no real point banging your head against the wall when you first get out there, it's all about holding the gap nicely and stepping on it before they know what's happened," he continued.

"We were talking the whole time and we said as soon as we get the next time check, we go. It came through at about a minute and a half, we laid it down and when I saw 20km to go, I thought 'it's doable'."

And it was very 'doable'; despite losing one of the leading quintet late in the stage, the combined force of some pedigree riders managed to upstage the fast men, the first of which to finish was Matthew Goss, the erstwhile overall leader. While the finish may have suited riders like Goss on paper, Mayer said it was to his preference, as he demonstrated.

"That really suits me, to have a hard stage finish; just the wind out there was always going to be difficult for the peloton to swap off and it was going to be a bit chaotic," he explained.

"But it's good for me, I like to get out there time trialling in my own rhythm and... it was a really hard finish, after you have to swap off and then sprint, it really suited me.

"We definitely talked among ourselves the whole time, we kept checks on the breakaway times and how far we were ahead, so in the end... we really had to play it cool, really wait. The peloton can bring it back whenever they want so we waited until about 20-30km to go and then we really hit the gas."

It didn't however, and Meyer had his second win of 2011 - which, like his time trial national title, netted him a special jersey - the ochre leader's jersey.

A quality move

The attacks flew thick and fast after the 11km neutral section but it wasn't until the peloton had seen off the day's first intermediate sprint that 'the move' finally made it clear. While it didn't seem like the bunch would give it much leash, the four - soon to become five with the addition of Wilson - had accumulated a lead in excess of two minutes.

"When we went, we went strong," said Meyer. "I don't think we would have stayed away without Matt there, he really saved my legs a little bit.

"He drove it in the last kilometre to make sure we did stay away, gave me the free run at the sprint and in the end I had the legs on the day to just come over the Vacansoleil guy and win the race."

And despite the combined forces of the aforementioned sprinters' teams, the leaders held out for over 80km, Meyer explaining that, "In the last 20km, I knew if I had about a minute and a half I'd have a bit of a sniff coming home with the downhill run into the town and maybe if the tailwind came, I'd be able to hold it - and that's what I did today.

"I went out there to give it a go and our plan today was to put a couple in the break. We had the strength to hold it off. It's a shock to have the jersey, but I'm thrilled."

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo2:57:55 
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
3Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:03 
4Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:10 
5Matthew Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad0:00:24 
6Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team  
7Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling  
8Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
9Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team  
10Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
11Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
12Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team  
13Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard  
14Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
15André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
16Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek  
17Marco Bandiera (Ita) Quick Step Cycling Team  
18Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team  
19Allan Davis (Aus) Astana  
20Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
21Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
22Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
23Brett Lancaster (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
24Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling  
25Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling  
26Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
27Luke Roberts (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
28Hayden Roulston (NZl) HTC-Highroad  
29Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
30Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
31Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
32Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
33Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
34Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling  
35Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Radio Shack  
36Ruben Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
37Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
38Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard  
39Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
40Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
41Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Katusha Team  
42Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
43Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek  
44Jose Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar Team  
45Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard  
46Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling  
47Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
48Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
49Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step Cycling Team  
50Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Movistar Team  
51Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step Cycling Team  
52Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
53Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana  
54Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radio Shack  
55Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
56Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
57Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
58David Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
59Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
60Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
61Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar Team  
62Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
63Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quick Step Cycling Team  
64Manuel Cardoso (Por) Team Radio Shack  
65Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
66Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
67Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling  
68Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana  
69Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
70Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step Cycling Team  
71Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Lampre - ISD  
72Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Astana  
73Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana  
74Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team  
75Juan Horrach (Spa) Katusha Team  
76Miguel Minguez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
77Cameron Wurf (Aus) Liquigas-Cannondale  
78David Tanner (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard  
79Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
80Luke Durbridge (Aus) UNI SA - Australia0:00:39 
81Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad  
82Bruno Pires (Por) Leopard Trek0:00:41 
83Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
84Simon Clarke (Aus) Astana  
85Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radio Shack  
86Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale  
87Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
88Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard  
89Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
90Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
91Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
92Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Katusha Team0:00:45 
93Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
94Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:58 
95Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
96Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
97Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
98Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad0:01:00 
99Stefan Denifl (Aut) Leopard Trek  
100Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:01:06 
101Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
102Gregory Rast (Swi) Team Radio Shack0:01:12 
103Robbie Hunter (RSA) Team Radio Shack  
104Markel Irizar (Spa) Team Radio Shack  
105Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:01:41 
106Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quick Step Cycling Team0:00:24 
107Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) UNI SA - Australia0:02:09 
108Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:02:10 
109Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
110Mitchell Docker (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
111Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
112Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
113Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
114Julien Vermote (Bel) Quick Step Cycling Team  
115Timothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
116Jos van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
117Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha Team0:00:24 
118Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:02:10 
119Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:04:26 
120Vicente Reynes (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
121Martin Mortensen (Den) Leopard Trek  
122Martin Pedersen (Den) Leopard Trek  
123John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team  
124José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
125Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad  
126Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
127Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
128Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
129Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
130Michael Hepburn (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
131William Clarke (Aus) Leopard Trek  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Garmin-Cervelo8:54:19 
2Vacansoleil-DCM0:00:14 
3Rabobank0:00:17 
4Sky Procycling0:00:38 
5Katusha  
6Movistar  
7HTC-Highroad  
8Saxo Bank Sungard  
9Euskaltel-Euskadi  
10BMC  
11Quickstep  
12AG2R La Mondiale  
13Astana  
14Liquigas-Cannondale  
15Radio Shack  
16Lampre - ISD  
17UNI SA - Australia0:00:53 
18Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:55 
19Leopard Trek  
Sprint 1 - Gumeracha
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Radio Shack6 pts
2Matthew Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad4 
3Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team2 
Sprint 2 - Balhannah
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team6 pts
2Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
3Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo2 
Finish - Strathalbyn
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo8 pts
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team6 
3Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team4 
KOM - Checker Hill
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale16 pts
2Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radio Shack12 
3Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo8 
4Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling6 
5Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team4 
General classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo12:54:30 
2Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:10 
3Matthew Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad0:00:12 
4Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Radio Shack0:00:15 
5André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:16 
6Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:18 
7Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling  
8Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:26 
9Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:27 
10Allan Davis (Aus) Astana0:00:28 
11Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
12Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
13Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling  
14Luke Roberts (Aus) UNI SA - Australia  
15Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
16Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek  
17Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
18Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
19Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling  
20Jose Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar Team  
21Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team  
22Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
23Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard  
24Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
25Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radio Shack  
26Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katusha Team  
27Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:32 
28Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
29Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:33 
30Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:35 
31Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
32Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
33Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
34Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step Cycling Team  
35Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek  
36Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
37David Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
38Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana  
39Hayden Roulston (NZl) HTC-Highroad  
40Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling  
41Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step Cycling Team  
42Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Katusha Team  
43Cameron Wurf (Aus) Liquigas-Cannondale  
44Brett Lancaster (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
45Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) UNI SA - Australia0:00:41 
46Ruben Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
47Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
48Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
49Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
50Juan Horrach (Spa) Katusha Team  
51Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana  
52Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling  
53Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
54Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:58 
55Manuel Cardoso (Por) Team Radio Shack0:00:59 
56Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:00 
57Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team0:01:14 
58Miguel Minguez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:19 
59Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard0:01:31 
60Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:32 
61David Tanner (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard0:01:34 
62Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:01:35 
63Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quick Step Cycling Team0:01:38 
64Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:46 
65Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:48 
66Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:59 
67Mitchell Docker (Aus) UNI SA - Australia0:02:15 
68Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) UNI SA - Australia0:02:20 
69Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:02:21 
70Julien Vermote (Bel) Quick Step Cycling Team0:02:27 
71Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:02:51 
72Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling0:03:08 
73Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Lampre - ISD0:03:09 
74Bruno Pires (Por) Leopard Trek0:03:26 
75Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:03:30 
76Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:38 
77Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:39 
78Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
79Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Astana  
80Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:03:56 
81Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radio Shack  
82Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:04:03 
83Stefan Denifl (Aut) Leopard Trek0:04:15 
84Robbie Hunter (RSA) Team Radio Shack0:04:27 
85Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:04:40 
86Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team0:04:47 
87Jos van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
88Simon Clarke (Aus) Astana0:04:55 
89Luke Durbridge (Aus) UNI SA - Australia0:05:01 
90William Clarke (Aus) Leopard Trek0:05:16 
91Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana0:05:32 
92Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - ISD0:05:43 
93Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:05:51 
94Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step Cycling Team0:05:56 
95Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:06:32 
96Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:06:33 
97Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:06:40 
98Timothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:06:49 
99Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:06:53 
100Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team0:07:00 
101Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:07 
102Marco Bandiera (Ita) Quick Step Cycling Team  
103Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Katusha Team0:07:22 
104Michael Hepburn (Aus) UNI SA - Australia0:07:41 
105Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
106Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:08:21 
107Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:08:28 
108Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:08:38 
109Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard0:08:40 
110Martin Pedersen (Den) Leopard Trek0:08:49 
111Vicente Reynes (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:09:18 
112Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad0:09:59 
113Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team0:10:54 
114Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
115Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quick Step Cycling Team  
116Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana0:11:09 
117Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
118Markel Irizar (Spa) Team Radio Shack0:11:42 
119Gregory Rast (Swi) Team Radio Shack  
120Martin Mortensen (Den) Leopard Trek0:11:50 
121Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard0:12:27 
122Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad0:12:39 
123Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:13:25 
124John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team0:13:56 
125Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:14:25 
126Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:14:56 
127Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad0:15:14 
128Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:16:19 
129Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:16:20 
130Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad0:17:20 
131José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:19:00 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team20 pts
2Matthew Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad16 
3Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Radio Shack16 
4Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Katusha Team12 
5Mitchell Docker (Aus) UNI SA - Australia12 
6André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto12 
7Cameron Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo10 
8Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team8 
9Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling8 
10David Tanner (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard8 
11Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6 
12Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team6 
13Miguel Minguez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi6 
14Simon Clarke (Aus) Astana6 
15Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team4 
16Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
17Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
18Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team4 
19Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team2 
20Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Movistar Team2 
21Luke Durbridge (Aus) UNI SA - Australia2 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luke Roberts (Aus) UNI SA - Australia22 pts
2Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale16 
3Mitchell Docker (Aus) UNI SA - Australia16 
4Luke Durbridge (Aus) UNI SA - Australia16 
5Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi12 
6Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radio Shack12 
7Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale12 
8David Tanner (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard12 
9Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Movistar Team12 
10Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8 
11Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo8 
12Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team8 
13Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6 
14Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling6 
15Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Katusha Team6 
16Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team4 
17Simon Zahner (Swi) BMC Racing Team4 
18Timothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team4 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Garmin-Cervelo38:44:43 
2Vacansoleil-DCM0:00:01 
3Sky Procycling0:00:11 
4Movistar  
5Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:18 
6AG2R La Mondiale  
7Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:25 
8Rabobank0:00:29 
9BMC0:00:31 
10Katusha  
11Astana  
12Quickstep0:00:38 
13UNI SA - Australia0:00:40 
14Radio Shack0:00:42 
15Leopard Trek0:01:21 
16Saxo Bank Sungard0:01:47 
17Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:54 
18Lampre - ISD0:03:58 
19HTC-Highroad0:07:38 

 

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