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Santos Tour Down Under 2010

Date range:
January 19-24, 2010

January 22, Stage 4: Norwood - Goolwa 149.5km

Greipel has the goods in Goolwa

By:
Greg Johnson and Les Clarke
Published:
January 22, 2010, 4:28 GMT,
Updated:
January 22, 2010, 9:59 GMT

Big German reinforces overall ahead of penultimate stage

 After a tough day in Stirling on Thursday, the sprinters were back on top in Goolwa as André Greipel (HTC-Columbia) ensured the fast men would remain atop the standings with victory in stage four of the Tour Down Under. The victory extended Greipel’s general classification lead by six seconds, while a second place finish by Robbie McEwen (Team Katusha) put the Australian in the same position overall.

Greipel’s third victory of 2010 came at the end of a windy day that took riders south of Adelaide and forced them to contend with cross and headwinds, which meant any breakaways never stood a chance. From Greipel’s point of view a lead-out from Matthew Goss, the newest addition to the team’s lead-out train, meant his rivals never stood a chance.

"Matthew Goss. If you have riders like him then no one can pass us," said Greipel. "We deserve the win because we always ride from the front."

A long, flat sprint to finish the 149.5 kilometre stage was made all the more tricky by weather conditions. Riders were challenged by a stiff 15 knot crosswind on the run to the finish line.

"The sprint was tough, especially the last five or six kilometres coming in," said McEwen. "We got a big crosswind from the right which put us in the left gutter. It just blew the bunch to pieces."

Alejandro Valverde’s (Caisse d’Epargne) general classification hopes were one thing severely dented by the wind. The Spanish rider was blown from fourth overall down to 26th, with the 17 seconds lost on today’s stage plus Greipel’s time bonus putting him 41 seconds behind.

RadioShack was again prominent in the day’s sprint, but the team is still chasing a much needed victory. The team is making its debut in the Australian ProTour race, with its sponsor’s entire executive committee here to watch, but McEwen believes its key sprinter failed to pounce at the right time.

"I was well placed coming into the sprint on the wheel of Gert Steegmans," said McEwen. "I come across the line second but couldn’t catch Greipel, I gave him a bit too much head start coming from third. I was hoping Steegmans would just hit out early because he’s so strong but he waited and waited, I think he out-waited himself."

Graeme Brown (Rabobank) launched an aggressive sprint early but was unable to match Greipel’s raw strength. Over the closing metres the compact McEwen also snuck ahead of his compatriot, leaving Brown in third place.

With wind gusting up to 25 knots at various points throughout the race, for many it was a battle of survival just to stay on the road. As HTC-Columbia had set such a high pace at the front International Cycling Union (UCI) World Road Champion Cadel Evans was just glad to finish safely.

"I’ve never seen it so windy here in South Australia, or just about any race actually; really when the winds are like that and you have a couple of strong classics teams get on the front it just causes chaos behind," he said. "It’s actually very dangerous, just because the wind is so strong.

"Not so much because there’s a possibility that the peloton is going to split, but you can just get blown off the road or someone can get blown on top of you when they’re just trying to do the right thing," he added. "It’s pretty dangerous like that so I’m just happy to get through it in the same time. It was very … very stressful."

Blown away for a day

Rain sprinkled on the start line in Norwood as a larger storm brewed amongst media ranks over whether you-see-eye President Pat McQuaid was willing to talk to you or not. The sprinkling continued as the day’s obligatory break made its way off the front, with a group attacking up Gorge Rd and into the day's King of the Mountain on Fox Creek Rd.

David Kemp (UniSA), Olivier Kaisen (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Thomas Frei (BMC Racing), Stef Clement (Rabobank), Thomas Rohregger (Milram) and Anthony Ravard (AG2R-La Mondiale) were joined by Jonathan Castroviejo (Euskaltel-Euskadi) and spent most of the day dealing with the strong winds, which benefited the big teams with firepower.

Rohregger was first to reach the KOM summit to further extend his lead in the classification over Kemp, who crossed in second place. Ravard won the day’s first sprint from Kemp and Rohregger as the leader’s margin grew to a maximum of 3:15 minutes.

The margin had started to shrink significantly as Rohregger won the second sprint in Milang over Kemp and Frei. Inside 30 kilometres remaining the break group had shrunk to just Kemp, Clement and Castroviejo with a lead of just 1:30 minutes.

Clement tried his luck with a solo move but the trio were all caught. Then, with 15 kilometres remaining, Lance Armstrong and Tomas Vaitkus surprised everyone – themselves included – by accidentally attacking the peloton. Vaitkus was driving the peloton but the pair didn’t realise they were going so hard they’d separated from the group.

Vaitkus and Armstrong hoped the RadioShack squad or a small group of riders would be on their wheel, giving it a lasting chance. However the pair were stranded out front alone and ultimately brought back into the fold. "I felt [like it was] a dip, I don’t know if Tomas felt any dip, but that was as hard as I could go," said Armstrong. "It was a good effort but maybe not the best outcome."

With the likes of Bert Grabsch, Hayden Rouslton and Marcel Sieburg patrolling the head of the peloton for HTC-Columbia, Allan Peiper's men were always going to be favourites for the stage win. So it proved to be as Greipel took advantage of the work done throughout the stage and threw himself into the finale for his third win of this year's race.

 

Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andre Greipel (Ger) HTC-Columbia 3:30:29  
2 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Katyusha    
3 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank    
4 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team RadioShack    
5 Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon Servetto    
6 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Transitions    
7 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
8 Matthew Goss (Aus) HTC-Columbia    
9 Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram    
10 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux    
11 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia    
12 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team    
13 Greg Henderson (NZl) Team Sky    
14 Robbie Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Transitions    
15 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step    
16 Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
17 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo    
18 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana    
19 Jose Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
20 Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step    
21 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
22 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step    
23 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
24 Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
25 Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram    
26 Martin Elmiger (Swi) Ag2r-La Mondiale    
27 Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
28 Russell Downing (GBr) Team Sky    
29 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram    
30 René Mandri (Est) Ag2r-La Mondiale    
31 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon Servetto    
32 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
33 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team Sky    
34 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux    
35 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon Servetto    
36 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank    
37 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
38 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Columbia    
39 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
40 Michael Rogers (Aus) HTC-Columbia    
41 Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
42 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katyusha    
43 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank    
44 David Vitoria (Swi) Footon Servetto    
45 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Ag2r-La Mondiale    
46 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
47 Michael Matthews (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia    
48 Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana 0:00:08  
49 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Team RadioShack 0:00:17  
50 Lance Armstrong (USA) Team RadioShack    
51 Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
52 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank    
53 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
54 Cyril Dessel (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale    
55 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
56 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo    
57 Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
58 Hayden Roulston (NZl) HTC-Columbia 0:00:22  
59 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:32  
60 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale    
61 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katyusha    
62 Stuart O'grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
63 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions    
64 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team    
65 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Team Sky    
66 Serguei Klimov (Rus) Katyusha    
67 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank    
68 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) HTC-Columbia 0:00:43  
69 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:50  
70 Allan Davis (Aus) Astana    
71 Björn Schroder (Ger) Team Milram    
72 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram 0:00:54  
73 Peter Mcdonald (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia    
74 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky    
75 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky    
76 Daryl Impey (RSA) Team RadioShack    
77 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Astana    
78 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katyusha    
79 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
80 Gerben Lowik (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
81 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack 0:00:59  
82 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:02  
83 Michele Merlo (Ita) Footon Servetto 0:01:05  
84 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
85 Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:14  
86 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:01:15  
87 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:01:17  
88 Mikael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
89 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
90 Arthur Vichot (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
91 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin-Transitions 0:01:19  
92 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Astana 0:01:24  
93 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katyusha    
94 Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
95 Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Transitions    
96 Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
97 Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step    
98 Davide Vigano (Ita) Team Sky    
99 Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin-Transitions    
100 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
101 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia    
102 Biel Kadri (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale    
103 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
104 Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack    
105 Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
106 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana    
107 Timothy Roe (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia    
108 Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Columbia    
109 Juan Ripoll Horrach (Spa) Katyusha    
110 David Gutierrez (Spa) Footon Servetto    
111 Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Astana    
112 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step    
113 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step    
114 Perget Mathieu (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
115 Jason McCartney (USA) Team RadioShack    
116 Jose Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
117 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale 0:01:44  
118 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
119 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
120 Simon Clarke (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia 0:01:51  
121 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin-Transitions    
122 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:01:53  
123 Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
124 Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon Servetto 0:01:57  
125 Miguel Minguez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:52  
126 Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram 0:05:17  
127 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 0:06:32  
128 David Kemp (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia 0:07:09  
129 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:07:23  
DNF Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Team Milram    
Sprint 1 - Langhorne Creek
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale 6  pts
2 David Kemp (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia 4  
3 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram 2  
Sprint 2 - Milang
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram 6  pts
2 David Kemp (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia 4  
3 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team 2  
Finish - Goolwa
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andre Greipel (Ger) HTC-Columbia 8  pts
2 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Katyusha 6  
3 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank 4  
KOM - Fox Creek Rd
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram 16  pts
2 David Kemp (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia 12  
3 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 8  
4 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale 6  
5 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team 4  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 HTC-Columbia 10:31:27  
2 BMC Racing Team    
3 Quick Step    
4 Milram    
5 Caisse d'Epargne    
6 Footon-Servetto-Fuji    
7 Team Sky    
8 Rabobank    
9 Ag2R La Mondiale    
10 Liquigas Doimo 0:00:17  
11 Garmin - Transitions 0:00:32  
12 Team Katusha    
13 Team Saxo Bank    
14 Team RadioShack 0:00:34  
15 Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:00:49  
16 Francaise Des Jeux 0:00:54  
17 UniSA - Australia    
18 Astana 0:00:58  
19 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:41  
General classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andre Greipel (Ger) HTC-Columbia 13:23:57  
2 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Katyusha 0:00:20  
3 Greg Henderson (NZl) Team Sky 0:00:24  
4 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team RadioShack    
5 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank 0:00:26  
6 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
7 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
8 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana 0:00:29  
9 Robbie Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Transitions 0:00:30  
10 Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
11 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram    
12 René Mandri (Est) Ag2r-La Mondiale    
13 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team    
14 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katyusha    
15 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step    
16 Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
17 Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram    
18 Martin Elmiger (Swi) Ag2r-La Mondiale    
19 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Transitions    
20 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
21 Michael Rogers (Aus) HTC-Columbia    
22 Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana 0:00:38  
23 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon Servetto 0:00:39  
24 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon Servetto    
25 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux    
26 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:41  
27 Jose Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:46  
28 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team Sky    
29 Lance Armstrong (USA) Team RadioShack 0:00:47  
30 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Team Sky 0:01:02  
31 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale    
32 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Columbia    
33 Serguei Klimov (Rus) Katyusha 0:01:11  
34 Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:19  
35 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram 0:01:20  
36 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:22  
37 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:01:24  
38 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank    
39 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions 0:01:30  
40 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katyusha    
41 Peter Mcdonald (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia 0:01:31  
42 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:01:33  
43 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo 0:01:41  
44 Daryl Impey (RSA) Team RadioShack 0:01:49  
45 Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:01:54  
46 Hayden Roulston (NZl) HTC-Columbia 0:01:55  
47 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
48 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin-Transitions 0:01:58  
49 Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:02:20  
50 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:02:22  
51 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank 0:02:25  
52 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Team RadioShack 0:02:45  
53 Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Transitions 0:02:46  
54 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana 0:02:49  
55 Stuart O'grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:54  
56 Davide Vigano (Ita) Team Sky 0:02:56  
57 Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Astana 0:02:57  
58 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Astana 0:03:02  
59 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:03:10  
60 Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack    
61 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack 0:03:12  
62 Timothy Roe (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia 0:03:15  
63 Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:17  
64 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Astana 0:03:32  
65 Juan Ripoll Horrach (Spa) Katyusha    
66 Arthur Vichot (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:03:36  
67 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:43  
68 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) HTC-Columbia 0:03:45  
69 Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin-Transitions 0:03:53  
70 Michael Matthews (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia 0:03:56  
71 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:04:02  
72 Perget Mathieu (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:04:42  
73 Cyril Dessel (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale 0:04:59  
74 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:05:04  
75 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:05:24  
76 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Ag2r-La Mondiale 0:06:23  
77 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 0:07:01  
78 Biel Kadri (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale 0:07:19  
79 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia 0:07:23  
80 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 0:08:40  
81 Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon Servetto 0:08:50  
82 Matthew Goss (Aus) HTC-Columbia 0:09:10  
83 David Vitoria (Swi) Footon Servetto 0:09:27  
84 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia 0:09:29  
85 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:09:41  
86 Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step 0:09:44  
87 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step 0:09:59  
88 Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
89 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:11:10  
90 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank 0:11:20  
91 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step 0:11:25  
92 Mikael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:11:32  
93 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:11:41  
94 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katyusha 0:11:54  
95 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:11:58  
96 Gerben Lowik (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:12:15  
97 Allan Davis (Aus) Astana 0:12:30  
98 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank 0:13:03  
99 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux 0:13:26  
100 Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon Servetto 0:13:31  
101 Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:13:59  
102 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank 0:14:02  
103 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:15:07  
104 Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:15:45  
105 Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Columbia 0:15:50  
106 Russell Downing (GBr) Team Sky 0:16:03  
107 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin-Transitions 0:16:27  
108 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katyusha 0:17:14  
109 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky 0:17:16  
110 Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram 0:18:52  
111 Jason McCartney (USA) Team RadioShack 0:19:03  
112 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:19:14  
113 Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank 0:19:37  
114 Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
115 David Gutierrez (Spa) Footon Servetto 0:19:54  
116 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 0:20:02  
117 Michele Merlo (Ita) Footon Servetto 0:20:25  
118 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale 0:20:33  
119 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step 0:20:42  
120 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
121 Jose Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:21:11  
122 Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step 0:21:22  
123 Miguel Minguez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:21:49  
124 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo 0:22:35  
125 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team 0:22:56  
126 Björn Schroder (Ger) Team Milram 0:23:24  
127 Simon Clarke (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia 0:25:21  
128 David Kemp (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia 0:26:08  
129 Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram 0:30:04  
Sprint classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andre Greipel (Ger) HTC-Columbia 24  pts
2 David Kemp (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia 16  
3 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 12  
4 Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto 12  
5 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Katyusha 10  
6 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram 8  
7 Biel Kadri (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale 8  
8 Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon Servetto 8  
9 Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 6  
10 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale 6  
11 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team 6  
12 Greg Henderson (NZl) Team Sky 6  
13 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team RadioShack 6  
14 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 6  
15 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank 4  
16 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 4  
17 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 4  
18 Peter Mcdonald (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia 4  
19 Timothy Roe (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia 4  
20 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 4  
21 Simon Clarke (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia 4  
22 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana 2  
23 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team 2  
24 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin-Transitions 2  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram 42  pts
2 David Kemp (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia 28  
3 Timothy Roe (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia 22  
4 Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 14  
5 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram 12  
6 Biel Kadri (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale 12  
7 Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto 12  
8 Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana 8  
9 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 8  
10 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 8  
11 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 8  
12 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale 6  
13 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team 4  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Ag2R La Mondiale 40:13:21  
2 BMC Racing Team    
3 Milram    
4 Team Sky    
5 Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:16  
6 Footon-Servetto-Fuji 0:00:17  
7 HTC-Columbia 0:00:23  
8 Garmin - Transitions 0:00:32  
9 Team Katusha    
10 Astana 0:00:58  
11 Team RadioShack 0:00:59  
12 Liquigas Doimo 0:01:11  
13 Rabobank 0:01:26  
14 Francaise Des Jeux 0:01:40  
15 Team Saxo Bank 0:02:53  
16 UniSA - Australia 0:03:03  
17 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:39  
18 Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:09:48  
19 Quick Step 0:10:12  
Best young rider
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 13:24:23  
2 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux 0:00:13  
3 Jose Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:20  
4 Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:53  
5 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:58  
6 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank    
7 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:01:07  
8 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo 0:01:15  
9 Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:01:28  
10 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin-Transitions 0:01:32  
11 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:01:56  
12 Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Transitions 0:02:20  
13 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:02:44  
14 Timothy Roe (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia 0:02:49  
15 Arthur Vichot (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:03:10  
16 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:17  
17 Michael Matthews (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia 0:03:30  
18 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:03:36  
19 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:04:58  
20 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 0:06:35  
21 Biel Kadri (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale 0:06:53  
22 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia 0:06:57  
23 Matthew Goss (Aus) HTC-Columbia 0:08:44  
24 Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step 0:09:18  
25 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step 0:09:33  
26 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank 0:10:54  
27 Mikael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:11:06  
28 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katyusha 0:11:28  
29 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:11:32  
30 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:14:41  
31 Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:15:19  
32 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin-Transitions 0:16:01  
33 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katyusha 0:16:48  
34 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky 0:16:50  
35 David Gutierrez (Spa) Footon Servetto 0:19:28  
36 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 0:19:36  
37 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:20:16  
38 Miguel Minguez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:21:23  
39 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo 0:22:09  
40 Simon Clarke (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia 0:24:55  
41 Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram 0:29:38