Sanchez sensational in thrilling finale

Caisse d'Epargne's efforts almost open up the overall

The Little Engine that Could tells the story of the small train that succeeds in pulling a longer train over a mountain while repeating the motto: "I-think-I-can". Today in Willunga, Australia's Little Engine that Could, Cadel Evans, almost did the same.

Having attacked during the second ascent of Old Willunga Hill, Evans rode the final 20km of stage five at this year's Santos Tour Down Under with 2009 Vuelta a España winner Alejandro Valverde, his Caisse d'Epargne teammate Luis Leon Sanchez and young Slovakian star Peter Sagan, a formidable four-man combo that forced that big, long train - HTC-Columbia - to get over the mountain quickly if it wanted André Greipel to win overall.

In the finale it was Sanchez who prevailed for the stage win but Evans who won hearts in his home nation through his attacking riding as Greipel dodged a bullet - the 'Green Bullet' - in Valverde, who was one of the drivers of the break that almost stole the German's thunder down under.

With a gap of 31 seconds and four kilometres to ride, Evans looked in a position to take the ochre leader's jersey; a hard-charging peloton ensured this wouldn't happen and with a kilometre to go Sanchez attacked the spirited break to win the day while his fellow escapees succumbed to the clutches of the sprinters' teams.

It was a thrilling conclusion to the 148km stage; the margin between Evans' glory and Greipel's agony a matter of metres. "It was an interesting situation on the climb. I was with two Caisse d'Epargne riders who are strong finishers, which put me in a difficult position," said Evans after the finish.

"The last thing I wanted to do was lead Sanchez out for the stage because he was breathing down my neck on GC. I thought that it was better to go for something than lose everything. Having two Caisse d'Epargne riders made it a difficult situation for me, with one against me on GC and one against me for the stage so it was better to try and make an opportunity than to have nothing at all," he added.

As Evans was looking at what might have been, Greipel wasn't entertaining the idea that it might not have been his day. "There was no point in panicking - there wasn't any time to panic," said the big German. "We just needed to chase because we were down by 40 seconds - Michael Rogers, Hayden Roulston and Matthew Goss just started to chase and it was awesome."

Greipel said he's feeling confident of defending his lead, which has been whittled to 11 seconds, with Sanchez moving up to second overall and Luke Roberts a firther six seconds behind the Spaniard. He constantly paid tribute to his teammates for the work they did throughout the day. "It was just awesome from the guys - they stayed with me on the climb and Mick [Rogers] didn't want to chase his own success today," continued Greipel. "He said he wanted to stay with me, plus Hayden Roulston and Matthew Goss. They helped me up the climb and chased the front group."

"I'm just really pleased with them - they've supported me the whole week," he added.

'Stevo' and his stars make a run for it

Meanwhile, Neil Stephens' Caisse d'Epargne two big stars animated the penultimate day, a stage with fond memories for Sanchez, who sealed his 2005 overall win on Willunga, albeit at a time when the peloton only rode it once.

On that occasion he was riding with future Tour de France star Alberto Contador and it only took one ascent of 'the hill' to secure his place on general classification; this time around, five years later, it was on the second occasion he climbed Old Willunga Hill that opened up his chances of stealing an almost-impossible victory.

With 20km to race the time had come for Sanchez and Valverde to chance their arm in pursuit of the stage and the overall - with Evans as a companion and Sagan chipping in well, the four men looked like staying away to share the spoils when they turned off McMurtie Rd and into the final five kilometres.

But with HTC-Columbia turning on the afterburners behind the quartet stumbled at the final hurdle - the final kilometre - at which time Sanchez kicked hard to gain valuable bonus seconds while his companions fell victim to the clutches of the peloton.

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne3:29:39 
2Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram0:00:02 
3Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:04 
4Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
5Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:06 
6Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
7Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack  
8Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin-Transitions  
9Greg Henderson (NZl) Team Sky0:00:09 
10Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
11Robbie Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Transitions  
12Robbie McEwen (Aus) Katyusha  
13Jose Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
14Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
15Peter Mcdonald (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia  
16Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Transitions  
17Andre Greipel (Ger) HTC-Columbia  
18Daryl Impey (RSA) Team RadioShack  
19Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
20Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon Servetto  
21Martin Elmiger (Swi) Ag2r-La Mondiale  
22Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Ag2r-La Mondiale  
23Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana  
24Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo  
25Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Astana  
26Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux  
27Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
28Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step  
29George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
30Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katyusha  
31Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
32Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon Servetto  
33Lance Armstrong (USA) Team RadioShack  
34Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
35René Mandri (Est) Ag2r-La Mondiale  
36Arthur Vichot (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
37Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
38Cyril Dessel (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale  
39Perget Mathieu (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
40Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
41Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Astana  
42Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana  
43Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
44Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
45Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Team RadioShack  
46Serguei Klimov (Rus) Katyusha  
47Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack  
48Hayden Roulston (NZl) HTC-Columbia  
49Rohan Dennis (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia  
50Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:27 
51Michael Rogers (Aus) HTC-Columbia0:00:37 
52Biel Kadri (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale0:01:21 
53Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katyusha  
54Juan Ripoll Horrach (Spa) Katyusha0:01:35 
55Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin-Transitions0:01:48 
56Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:01:52 
57Matthew Goss (Aus) HTC-Columbia  
58Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank0:02:21 
59Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank  
60Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank  
61Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team Sky  
62Simon Clarke (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia  
63Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
64Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia  
65Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
66Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram  
67Russell Downing (GBr) Team Sky  
68Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team RadioShack  
69Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
70Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
71Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Columbia  
72Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
73Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
74Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky  
75Timothy Roe (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia  
76Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Transitions  
77David Vitoria (Swi) Footon Servetto  
78Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky  
79Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step  
80Allan Davis (Aus) Astana  
81Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram0:06:23 
82Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
83David Kemp (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia  
84Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katyusha  
85Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
86Jason McCartney (USA) Team RadioShack  
87Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo  
88Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
89Gerben Lowik (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
90Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
91Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Astana  
92Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon Servetto  
93Miguel Minguez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
94Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin-Transitions  
95Mikael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
96Mathew Hayman (Aus) Team Sky  
97Davide Vigano (Ita) Team Sky  
98Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank  
99Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
100Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katyusha  
101Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana  
102Stuart O'grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
103Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
104Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon Servetto  
105Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank  
106Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
107Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
108Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale  
109Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step  
110Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:08:07 
111Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
112Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step0:09:19 
113Marcel Sieberg (Ger) HTC-Columbia  
114Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step  
115Michele Merlo (Ita) Footon Servetto  
116Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
117Michael Matthews (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia  
118Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Columbia  
119Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux  
120Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
121Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
122Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale  
123Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram  
124Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
125Björn Schroder (Ger) Team Milram  
126David Gutierrez (Spa) Footon Servetto  
127Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
128Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions  
129Jose Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
Mountains 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana16 pts
2Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram12 
3Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin-Transitions8 
4Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katyusha6 
5Michael Matthews (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia4 
Mountains 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne16 pts
2Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne12 
3Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team8 
4Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo6 
5Daryl Impey (RSA) Team RadioShack4 
Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana6 pts
2Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katyusha4 
3Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions2 
Sprint 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katyusha6 pts
2Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana4 
3Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin-Transitions2 
Stage finish sprint
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne8 pts
2Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram6 
3Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne4 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Caisse d'Epargne10:29:10 
2Garmin - Transitions0:00:11 
3Liquigas Doimo  
4Team Radioshack  
5Ag2R La Mondiale0:00:14 
6Team Katusha  
7Astana  
8Euskaltel - Euskadi  
9Francaise Des Jeux  
10HTC-Columbia0:00:42 
11Team Saxo Bank0:01:57 
12Milram0:02:16 
13BMC Racing Team0:02:21 
14Uni SA - Australia0:02:26 
15Footon-Servetto-Fuji  
16Omega Pharma - Lotto0:02:44 
17Team Sky0:04:38 
18Rabobank0:06:50 
19Quick Step0:08:40 
General Classification after Stage 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andre Greipel (Ger) HTC-Columbia16:53:45 
2Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:11 
3Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram0:00:17 
4Robbie McEwen (Aus) Katyusha0:00:20 
5Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:21 
6Greg Henderson (NZl) Team Sky0:00:24 
7Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katyusha0:00:25 
8Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:26 
9Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram0:00:27 
10Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana0:00:29 
11Robbie Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Transitions0:00:30 
12Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
13George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
14René Mandri (Est) Ag2r-La Mondiale  
15Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step  
16Martin Elmiger (Swi) Ag2r-La Mondiale  
17Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
18Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Transitions  
19Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:32 
20Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon Servetto0:00:39 
21Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon Servetto  
22Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux  
23Jose Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:46 
24Lance Armstrong (USA) Team RadioShack0:00:47 
25Michael Rogers (Aus) HTC-Columbia0:00:58 
26Serguei Klimov (Rus) Katyusha0:01:11 
27Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:19 
28Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:24 
29Peter Mcdonald (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia0:01:31 
30Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:38 
31Daryl Impey (RSA) Team RadioShack0:01:49 
32Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin-Transitions0:01:54 
33Hayden Roulston (NZl) HTC-Columbia0:01:55 
34Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:02:13 
35Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:20 
36Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team RadioShack0:02:36 
37Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank0:02:38 
38Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Katyusha0:02:42 
39Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Team RadioShack0:02:45 
40Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana0:02:49 
41Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Astana0:02:57 
42Christopher Sutton (Aus) Team Sky0:02:58 
43Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Astana0:03:02 
44Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack0:03:07 
45Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:03:10 
46Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack0:03:12 
47Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Columbia0:03:14 
48Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:17 
49Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram0:03:32 
50Arthur Vichot (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:03:36 
51Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:43 
52Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:04:34 
53Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank0:04:37 
54Perget Mathieu (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:04:42 
55Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Transitions0:04:58 
56Juan Ripoll Horrach (Spa) Katyusha  
57Cyril Dessel (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale0:04:59 
58Timothy Roe (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia0:05:27 
59Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Ag2r-La Mondiale0:06:23 
60Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana0:06:47 
61Mathew Hayman (Aus) Team Sky0:07:16 
62Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
63Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale  
64Rohan Dennis (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia0:07:23 
65Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:07:36 
66Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank0:07:38 
67Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:08:08 
68Biel Kadri (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale0:08:31 
69Stuart O'grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:09:08 
70Davide Vigano (Ita) Team Sky0:09:10 
71Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:09:13 
72Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:09:31 
73Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Astana0:09:46 
74Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin-Transitions0:10:07 
75Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:10:16 
76Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions0:10:39 
77Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank0:10:52 
78Matthew Goss (Aus) HTC-Columbia0:10:53 
79David Vitoria (Swi) Footon Servetto0:11:39 
80Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia0:11:41 
81Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:11:53 
82Marcel Sieberg (Ger) HTC-Columbia0:12:55 
83Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:13:03 
84Michael Matthews (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia0:13:06 
85Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:13:22 
86Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step0:13:37 
87Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:13:41 
88Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:14:34 
89Allan Davis (Aus) Astana0:14:42 
90Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon Servetto0:15:04 
91Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step0:16:13 
92Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank0:17:34 
93Mikael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:17:46 
94Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:17:57 
95Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin-Transitions0:18:06 
96Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katyusha0:18:08 
97Russell Downing (GBr) Team Sky0:18:15 
98Gerben Lowik (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:18:29 
99Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step0:18:54 
100Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:19:09 
101Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky0:19:28 
102Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:19:39 
103Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon Servetto0:19:45 
104Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:20:02 
105Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank0:20:16 
106Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:21:26 
107Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux0:22:36 
108Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:23:09 
109Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katyusha0:23:28 
110Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:24:17 
111Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Columbia0:25:00 
112Jason McCartney (USA) Team RadioShack0:25:37 
113Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:25:51 
114Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step0:26:56 
115Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
116Simon Clarke (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia0:27:33 
117Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram0:28:02 
118Miguel Minguez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:28:03 
119Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:28:47 
120Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo0:28:49 
121David Gutierrez (Spa) Footon Servetto0:29:04 
122Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team0:29:10 
123Michele Merlo (Ita) Footon Servetto0:29:35 
124Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale0:29:43 
125Jose Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:30:21 
126Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step0:30:32 
127David Kemp (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia0:32:22 
128Björn Schroder (Ger) Team Milram0:32:34 
129Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram0:36:18 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram54 pts
2David Kemp (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia28 
3Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana24 
4Timothy Roe (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia22 
5Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne16 
6Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo14 
7Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne12 
8Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram12 
9Biel Kadri (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale12 
10Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto12 
11Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team8 
12Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin-Transitions8 
13Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank8 
14Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team8 
15Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto8 
16Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katyusha6 
17Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo6 
18Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale6 
19Daryl Impey (RSA) Team RadioShack4 
20Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team4 
21Michael Matthews (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia4 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andre Greipel (Ger) HTC-Columbia24 pts
2David Kemp (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia16 
3Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team12 
4Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto12 
5Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katyusha10 
6Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana10 
7Robbie McEwen (Aus) Katyusha10 
8Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne10 
9Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram8 
10Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne8 
11Biel Kadri (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale8 
12Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon Servetto8 
13Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6 
14Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team6 
15Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale6 
16Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram6 
17Greg Henderson (NZl) Team Sky6 
18Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team RadioShack6 
19Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team4 
20Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto4 
21Peter Mcdonald (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia4 
22Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank4 
23Timothy Roe (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia4 
24Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto4 
25Simon Clarke (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia4 
26Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana2 
27Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin-Transitions2 
28Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team2 
29Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions2 
30Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin-Transitions2 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto16:54:11 
2Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux0:00:13 
3Jose Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:20 
4Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:53 
5Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:58 
6Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:12 
7Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin-Transitions0:01:28 
8Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:02:44 
9Arthur Vichot (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:03:10 
10Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:17 
11Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:04:08 
12Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Transitions0:04:32 
13Timothy Roe (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia0:05:01 
14Rohan Dennis (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia0:06:57 
15Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank0:07:12 
16Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:07:42 
17Biel Kadri (Fra) Ag2r-La Mondiale0:08:05 
18Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:08:47 
19Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:09:05 
20Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:09:50 
21Matthew Goss (Aus) HTC-Columbia0:10:27 
22Michael Matthews (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia0:12:40 
23Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:13:15 
24Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:14:08 
25Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step0:15:47 
26Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank0:17:08 
27Mikael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:17:20 
28Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:17:31 
29Jack Bobridge (Aus) Garmin-Transitions0:17:40 
30Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katyusha0:17:42 
31Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step0:18:28 
32Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky0:19:02 
33Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:19:36 
34Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katyusha0:23:02 
35Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:23:51 
36Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:26:30 
37Simon Clarke (Aus) Team UniSA-Australia0:27:07 
38Miguel Minguez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:27:37 
39Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo0:28:23 
40David Gutierrez (Spa) Footon Servetto0:28:38 
41Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram0:35:52 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ag2R La Mondiale50:42:45 
2Caisse d'Epargne0:00:02 
3Garmin - Transitions0:00:29 
4Team Katusha0:00:32 
5HTC-Columbia0:00:51 
6Team Radioshack0:00:56 
7Astana0:00:58 
8Liquigas Doimo0:01:08 
9Francaise Des Jeux0:01:40 
10Milram0:02:02 
11BMC Racing Team0:02:07 
12Footon-Servetto-Fuji0:02:29 
13Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:39 
14Team Sky0:04:24 
15Team Saxo Bank0:04:36 
16Uni SA - Australia0:05:15 
17Rabobank0:08:02 
18Omega Pharma - Lotto0:12:18 
19Quick Step0:18:38 

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