Gerdemann grabs first stage at Tirreno-Adriatico

German assumes race lead

Team Milram continued to reverse its fortunes as Linus Gerdemann delivered a stunning victory in the first stage of Tirreno-Adriatico. After going winless the entire half of last season, the German slipped away with a group over the top of the climb with four kilometres to go and then overpowered Spaniard Pablo Lastras (Caisse d'Epargne) and Saxo Bank's Matti Breschel to claim the victory.

It was Gerdemann's second win of the year following a similar upset in the Trofeo Inca in Mallorca in February. With the time bonus he becomes the first leader of the race with a six second advantage over Lastras.

"I don’t care if it's sunny or raining. A victory is a victory and I'm just happy," Gerdemann said in the winner's press conference after a cold and wet 148km stage to Rosignano Solvay.

"Actually I didn’t expect that much because in the group of four guys, there was Matti Breschel and Luca Paolini who are quite fast in the sprint. Paolini looked strong in the last kilometre, the peloton was not far away, so I didn't expect that much. I was relaxed and I was surprised that I beat these guys in the sprint."

"I've never tried to sprint in training and going round the final corner I didn’t feel explosive, so I'm surprised to win. Paolini and Breschel are faster sprinters but I think they went a bit too early in the wind perhaps. It was good timing…"

Gerdemann took the first blue overall leader's jersey and confirmed he is targeting overall victory at Tirreno-Adriatico.

"I'm quite motivated. At my last race, the Ruta del Sol, I didn't have much luck but I felt strong. When the climbs aren't that long, then it's a bit more for explosive riders and perhaps now I'm an explosive rider. Yeah I'd like to win Tirreno-Adriatico. It's one of the big races of the spring and our whole team was motivated. We're focused on getting a good result here."

Misery loves company

With much of the Mediterranean coast socked in by a rare March blizzard, the riders were lucky that the first stage of Tirreno-Adriatico even got underway.

While riders of Paris-Nice may have been complaining about the coating of snow that greeted them in Limoges, in Livorno the riders of Tirreno-Adriatico faced something even worse: an icy cold rain which would punish them throughout the stage.

The mood was also dampened by the news that Androni-Giocattoli's Massimo Giunti had been removed from the race following a positive test for EPO earlier this year.

It was a day for the hard men who are immune to adverse weather, and Ukrainian Dmytro Grabovskyy was the one man who seemed impervious to anything mother nature could throw at him.

The ISD-Neri man escaped early in the 148km stage to Risignano Solvay and built up a lead of over five minutes ahead of the Garmin-Transitions and Liquigas-Doimo led peloton.

A crash caused a split in the peloton with 40km to go, making a brief moment of panic for the Acqua & Sapone team who led the push to bring the two groups back together. The front group seemed to ease slightly allowing the peloton to regroup as it slowly whittled away at Grabovskyy's lead.

With 25km to go, the ISD man enjoyed just under a four minute lead over the soggy bunch, his cheeks bright red from the frigid cold and the effort.

The pace of the chasing bunch picked up as they neared the climb to Rosignano Marittimo which would be traversed twice in the closing laps, with the Garmin-Transitions and BMC teams holding most of the front positions. Still, Grabovskyy powered on as Mario Cipollini, who provided his team with bikes, watched from the heated comfort of the press room.

The Ukrainian's legs must have been burning as he hit the climb with its brief section of 9%, yet he maintained a smooth, even tempo despite the furious chase behind that had halved his lead to just under two minutes.

The climb wasn't so favorable for Mark Cavendish, who came detached from the peloton and had to chase just as Liquigas and Sky were driving the pace at the front.

At the top of the climb a small group countered an attack by Milram's Fabian Wegmann and opened up a small gap, but on the descent the bunch was hot on their heels. Colnago-CSF Inox rider Federico Canuti kept going and pulled away two more riders as the peloton had Grabovskyy in its sights.

The warmth of the peloton beckoned the ISD man, and soon he was enveloped by the group as they streamed back out onto the course for another lap around the finishing circuit.

Action heats up in closing kilometres

Pablo Urtasun (Euskaltel-Euskadi) was quick to counter-attack on the twisty descent as the Team Sky-led group took the turns a bit more gingerly than the Spaniard.

As he entered the final lap, Urtasun was joined by Milram's Niki Terpstra, and the pair managed to wrest a few seconds' lead over the bunch. Meanwhile, well behind the peloton, Mark Cavendish had given up even trying to regain the peloton, knowing he faced the climb one more time in the final 10km.

Terpstra left his companion behind as the road began to tilt upward, but his time was limited as Liquigas led the chase behind the attack of Fabio Taborre (Androni Giocattoli). The Italian caught Terpstra and left him behind but it wasn't for long as the gap was practically non-existent.

As Tom Boonen (Quick Step) made his way back into position after getting shuffled to the back on the climb, an attack from Sky's Juan Antonio Flecha was countered by Saxo Bank's Matti Breschel, together with Acqua & Sapone's Luca Paolini, Gerdemann and Lastras with 4km to go.

Despite the furious chase from Liquigas on the descent, the four men pulled out a 10 second advantage, and held just metres heading into the sprint.

Lastras opened up as the peloton began to make contact with the group, but Gerdemann found some extra strength and snuck past the Spaniard to claim his second win of the season.

Full Results
1Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram3:36:15 
2Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
3Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
4Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
5Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Francaise Des Jeux  
6Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
7Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
8Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha  
9Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD - Neri  
10Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
11Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team  
12Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
13Fabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
14Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
15Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
16Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
17Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
18Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
19Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
20Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
21Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
22Nikolai Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha  
23Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
24Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
25Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
26Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia  
27Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
28Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale  
29Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
30Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
31Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
32Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
33Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
34Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
35Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
36Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
37Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
38Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
39Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
40Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana  
41Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha  
42Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step  
43Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
44Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
45Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
46Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram  
47Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
48Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
49Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
50Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank  
51Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia  
52Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
53Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
54Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
55Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
56Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank  
57Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
58Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
59Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana  
60Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli  
61Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
62Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
63Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
64Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
65Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli  
66Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank  
67Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne  
68Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
69Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram  
70Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram  
71Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
72Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
73Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
74Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team  
75Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
76Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank  
77Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
78Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
79Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia  
80Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions  
81Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step  
82Allan Davis (Aus) Astana  
83Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale  
84Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
85Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
86Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
87Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
88Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
89Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
90Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
91Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha  
92Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervelo Test Team  
93Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
94Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
95Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha  
96Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
97Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
98Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
99Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
100Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
101Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
102Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
103Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
104Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank  
105Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
106Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
107Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
108Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step  
109Yoann Offredo (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
110Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
111Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank  
112Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD - Neri  
113Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
114Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne  
115Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
116Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
117Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
118Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) ISD - Neri  
119Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
120Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri  
144Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone  
121Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana0:00:40 
122Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:00:53 
123Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:01 
124Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
125Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
126Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
127Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
128Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank  
129Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
130Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
131Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana  
132Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram  
133Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) ISD - Neri  
134Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step  
135Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
136Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
137Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
138Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri  
139Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana  
140Roy Sentjens (Ned) Team Milram  
141Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha  
142Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
143Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
145Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:16 
146Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions0:01:57 
147Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step0:02:10 
148Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions0:02:13 
149Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:03:50 
150Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha0:04:57 
151Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
152Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne0:04:59 
153Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
154Cameron Wurf (Aus) Androni Giocattoli  
155Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale  
156Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
157Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia  
158Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia  
159George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
160Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions  
161Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia  
162Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions  
163Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
164Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
165Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
166Anthony Roux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
167Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
168Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
169Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team  
170Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank  
171Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) ISD - Neri  
172Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:09:25 
173Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:14:54 
174Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri  
DNSMassimo Giunti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
DNFJussi Veikkanen (Fin) Francaise Des Jeux  
Sprint 1
1Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri5pts
2Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram3 
3Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team2 
4Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone1 
Points
1Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram12pts
2Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne10 
3Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank8 
4Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone7 
5Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Francaise Des Jeux6 
6Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne5 
7Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions4 
8Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha3 
9Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD - Neri2 
10Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli1 
Mountain 1 - Rosignano Marittimo - km 79.5
1Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri5pts
2Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo3 
3Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions2 
4Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step1 
Mountain 2 - Nibbiaia - km 98,6)
1Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri5pts
2Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo3 
3Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo2 
4Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1 
Teams
1Colnago - CSF Inox10:48:45 
2Team Saxo Bank  
3Team Katusha  
4Caisse d'Epargne  
5Androni Giocattoli  
6Sky Professional Cycling Team  
7Team Milram  
8BMC Racing Team  
9Astana  
10Acqua & Sapone  
11Liquigas-Doimo  
12Team HTC - Columbia  
13Lampre-Farnese Vini  
14Francaise Des Jeux  
15Cervelo Test Team  
16Garmin-Transitions  
17AG2R La Mondiale  
18Euskaltel - Euskadi  
19Omega Pharma-Lotto  
20Rabobank  
21Quick Step  
22ISD - Neri  
General classification after stage 1
1Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram3:36:05 
2Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:04 
3Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:06 
4Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram0:00:08 
5Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:09 
6Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:00:10 
7Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Francaise Des Jeux  
8Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
9Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
10Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha  
11Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD - Neri  
12Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
13Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team  
14Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
15Fabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
16Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
17Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
18Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
19Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
20Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
21Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
22Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
23Nikolai Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha  
24Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
25Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
26Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
27Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia  
28Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
29Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale  
30Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
31Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
32Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
33Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
34Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
35Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
36Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
37Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
38Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
39Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
40Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
41Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana  
42Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha  
43Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step  
44Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
45Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
46Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
47Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
48Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
49Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
50Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank  
51Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia  
52Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
53Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
54Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
55Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
56Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank  
57Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
58Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
59Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana  
60Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli  
61Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
62Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
63Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
64Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
65Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli  
66Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank  
67Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne  
68Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
69Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram  
70Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram  
71Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
72Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
73Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
74Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team  
75Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
76Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank  
77Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
78Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
79Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia  
80Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions  
81Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step  
82Allan Davis (Aus) Astana  
83Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale  
84Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
85Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
86Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
87Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
88Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
89Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
90Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
91Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha  
92Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervelo Test Team  
93Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
94Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
95Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha  
96Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
97Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
98Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
99Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
100Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
101Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
102Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
103Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
104Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank  
105Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
106Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
107Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
108Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step  
109Yoann Offredo (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
110Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
111Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank  
112Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD - Neri  
113Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
114Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne  
115Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
116Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
117Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
118Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) ISD - Neri  
119Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
120Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri  
121Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone  
122Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana0:00:50 
123Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:01:03 
124Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri0:01:08 
125Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:11 
126Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
127Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
128Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
129Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
130Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank  
131Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
132Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
133Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana  
134Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram  
135Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) ISD - Neri  
136Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step  
137Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
138Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
139Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
140Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana  
141Roy Sentjens (Ned) Team Milram  
142Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha  
143Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
144Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
145Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:26 
146Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions0:02:07 
147Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step0:02:20 
148Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions0:02:23 
149Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:04:00 
150Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha0:05:07 
151Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
152Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne0:05:09 
153Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
154Cameron Wurf (Aus) Androni Giocattoli  
155Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale  
156Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
157Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia  
158Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia  
159George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
160Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions  
161Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia  
162Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions  
163Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
164Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
165Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
166Anthony Roux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
167Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
168Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
169Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team  
170Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank  
171Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) ISD - Neri  
172Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:09:35 
173Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:15:04 
174Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri  
Points classification
1Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram12pts
2Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne10 
3Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank8 
4Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone7 
5Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Francaise Des Jeux6 
6Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri5 
7Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne5 
8Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions4 
9Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram3 
10Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha3 
11Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team2 
12Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD - Neri2 
13Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli1 
14Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone1 
Mountains classification
1Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri10pts
2Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo4 
3Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo3 
4Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo2 
5Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions2 
6Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step1 
Young rider classification
1Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne3:36:15 
2Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD - Neri  
3Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
4Fabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
5Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
6Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
7Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
8Nikolai Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha  
9Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
10Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia  
11Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
12Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
13Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
14Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank  
15Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
16Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
17Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli  
18Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne  
19Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank  
20Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
21Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
22Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
23Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank  
24Yoann Offredo (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
25Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
26Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
27Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri  
28Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana0:00:40 
29Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:00:53 
30Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri0:00:58 
31Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:01:01 
32Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
33Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana  
34Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
35Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
36Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:03:50 
37Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha0:04:57 
38Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne0:04:59 
39Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale  
40Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia  
41Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
42Anthony Roux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
43Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team  
44Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:14:54 
Teams classification
1Colnago - CSF Inox10:48:45 
2Team Saxo Bank  
3Team Katusha  
4Caisse d'Epargne  
5Androni Giocattoli  
6Sky Professional Cycling Team  
7Team Milram  
8BMC Racing Team  
9Astana  
10Acqua & Sapone  
11Liquigas-Doimo  
12Team HTC - Columbia  
13Lampre-Farnese Vini  
14Francaise Des Jeux  
15Cervelo Test Team  
16Garmin - Transitions  
17AG2R La Mondiale  
18Euskaltel - Euskadi  
19Omega Pharma-Lotto  
20Rabobank  
21Quick Step  
22ISD - Neri  
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