Bennati blazes to victory

Italian sprinter takes leader's jersey from Gerdemann

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Yesterday, Liquigas-Doimo stretched out the peloton in a textbook lead-out for their sprinter Daniele Bennati only to have Tom Boonen (Quick Step) spoil the party and overtake the Italian in the charge to the line.

Today, however, the Liquigas train would not be denied as Bennati won the field sprint into Monsummano Terme, speeding to victory with a bike-length lead over Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) and Bernhard Eisel (Team HTC - Columbia) on the slightly downhill finish.

The third stage of Tirreno-Adriatico passed through Franco Ballerini's home town and Bennati emotionally dedicated his win to the Italian national coach who died in a rally car accident a month ago.

"It was strange today because I thought about him (Ballerini) all day and several times during the stage I imagined seeing him along the road side. I saw people's faces and I thought it was him but then I quickly realised Franco's not with us anymore. I still can't believe it.

"After the finish I saw his father-in-law Luigi Ricasoli and we both got upset. I gave him the winner's flowers. It's a small gesture but he's going to take them to the cemetery. I still haven't been to see his grave because I've been busy since getting back from the Tour of Oman but I'll go soon."

Petacchi's second place finish showed the Italian has recovered from his crash suffered in training on Monday. "I felt good during the stage and so I decided to have a go in the sprint," said Petacchi. "Hondo was perfect in the way he took me up to Bennati's wheel but today Bennati was the strongest. When I tried to go past him, I didn't have the speed because I was also on the outside of the corner."

Bennati not only earned his first Tirreno-Adriatico stage win today, but time bonuses moved the 29-year-old Italian into the leader's maglia azzura. Overnight race leader Linus Gerdemann (Milram) drops to second, four seconds behind the Italian, and Tom Boonen (Quick Step) holds third, also four seconds back.

While Gerdemann is still in a promising position on general classification, the Milram captain lost two teammates on stage three. Fabian Wegmann crashed with eight kilometres to go and broke his collarbone while Johannes Fröhlinger dropped out due to illness.

"That was a very bitter day for us," said Christian Henn, Team Milram directeur sportif. "In Fabian Wegmann and Johannes Fröhlinger we have lost two very important riders. The next few days would have been something especially for Fabian. Johannes has suffered from his intestinal infection for several days now and today it was just too much."

Defending champion makes his move

The expected field sprint nearly didn't come to fruition as a dangerous 10-rider break escaped the peloton on the descent off the San Baronto, inside of 15 kilometres to go. The peloton crested the summit together after absorbing two riders on the final classified climb of the day: Australia's Cameron Wurf (Androni Giocattoli), the lone remaining rider from the day's early break, and Amets Txurruka (Euskaltel - Euskadi), who tried to bridge to Wurf from the peloton.

On the sinuous descent, however, defending champion Michele Scarponi and Francesco Ginanni (Androni Giocattoli), Stefano Garzelli and Francesco Failli (Acqua & Sapone), Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana), Federico Canuti (Colnago - CSF Inox), Giovanni Visconti (ISD - Neri), Manuele Mori (Lampre-Farnese Vini), and Vincenzo Nibali and Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas-Doimo) separated themselves from the peloton and soon gained a 20-second advantage.

With five kilometres to go the escapees held an 18-second lead on the peloton, but the break started to lose cohesion as work was not being shared equally. Scarponi attacked the break and was joined by Nibali, but the duo were chased down by their fellow escapees.

Soon afterwards, with two kilometres remaining, the 10-man move was absorbed by a hard-chasing peloton and Liquigas once again moved to the head of affairs for Bennati.

Full Results
1Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo3:54:09 
2Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
3Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia  
4Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
5Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
6Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
7Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
8Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
9Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
10Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
11Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha  
12Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
13Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
14Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana  
15Fabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
16Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
17Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
18Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
19Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank  
20Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha  
21Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step  
22Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
23Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
24Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram  
25Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
26Nikolai Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha  
27Yoann Offredo (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
28Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia  
29Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
30Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
31George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
32Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
33Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
34Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
35Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
36Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
37Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale  
38Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli  
39Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervelo Test Team  
40Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
41Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
42Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step  
43Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
44Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
45Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram  
46Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
47Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
48Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli  
49Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank  
50Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
51Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
52Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step  
53Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
54Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
55Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha  
56Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank  
57Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
58Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne  
59Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
60Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
61Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
62Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD - Neri  
63Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
64Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
65Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
66Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
67Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
68Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha  
69Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
70Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
71Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions  
72Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne  
73Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
74Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
75Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
76Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
77Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
78Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
79Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
80Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
81Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
82Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
83Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank  
84Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia  
85Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
86Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank  
87Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia  
88Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:19 
89Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:24 
90Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone  
91Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD - Neri0:00:42 
92Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:51 
93Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:27 
94Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:29 
95Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana0:01:41 
96Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:46 
97Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:02:12 
98Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
99Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana0:03:28 
100Allan Davis (Aus) Astana  
101Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions  
102Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
103Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank  
104Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
105Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
106Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
107Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
108Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri  
109Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha  
110Cameron Wurf (Aus) Androni Giocattoli  
111Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions  
112Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step  
113Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
114Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) ISD - Neri0:06:40 
115Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram  
116Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:06:44 
117Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:06:55 
118Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
119Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:07:23 
120Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Francaise Des Jeux  
121Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:09:15 
122Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
123Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia0:11:45 
124Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram  
125Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team  
126Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
127Anthony Roux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
128Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
129Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
130Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
131Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha  
132Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step  
133Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) ISD - Neri  
134Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne  
135Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
136Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana  
137Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
138Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
139Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
140Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions  
141Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
142Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
143Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
144Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana  
145Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team  
146Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
147Roy Sentjens (Ned) Team Milram  
148Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
149Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
150Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
151Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
152Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia  
153Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
154Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale  
155Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team  
156Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
157Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale  
158Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
159Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
160Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri  
161Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri  
162Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank  
163Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank  
164Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions  
165Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
166Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
167Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
168Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
169Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
DNFLeif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
DNFAitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
DNFLeonardo Scarselli (Ita) ISD - Neri  
DNFJohannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram  
DNFFabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram  
1Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo12pts
2Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini10 
3Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia8 
4Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions7 
5Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team6 
6Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox5 
7Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri5 
8Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana4 
9Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team3 
10Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
11Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli2 
12Cameron Wurf (Aus) Androni Giocattoli2 
13Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank1 
14Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step1 
Mountain 1 - I Papi, 131.3km
1Cameron Wurf (Aus) Androni Giocattoli5pts
2Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
3Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri2 
4Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone1 
Mountain 2 - San Baronto, 143.5km
1Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo5pts
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo3 
3Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli2 
4Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone1 
1Sky Professional Cycling Team11:42:27 
4Team Katusha  
5Lampre-Farnese Vini  
6Androni Giocattoli  
7Omega Pharma-Lotto  
8BMC Racing Team  
9Garmin - Transitions  
10Team HTC - Columbia  
11Quick Step  
12Caisse d'Epargne  
13Euskaltel - Euskadi  
15Colnago - CSF Inox  
16Team Milram  
17AG2R La Mondiale  
18Française Des Jeux  
19Acqua & Sapone  
20ISD - Neri0:04:10 
21Team Saxo Bank0:06:55 
22Cervélo TestTeam0:18:29 
General classification after stage 3
1Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo11:44:23 
2Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram0:00:04 
3Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step  
4Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:08 
5Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank  
6Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
7Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
8Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:10 
9Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:13 
10Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:14 
11Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
12Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
13Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
14Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
15Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
16Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
17Nikolai Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha  
18Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
19Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
20Fabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
21Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
22Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
23Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
24Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
25Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana  
26Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale  
27Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
28Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
29Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step  
30Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
31Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
32Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
33Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
34Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
35Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha  
36Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha  
37Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
38Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
39Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
40Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
41Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia  
42Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
43Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
44Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli  
45Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
46Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank  
47Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
48Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
49Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
50Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
51Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
52Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli  
53Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
54Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram  
55Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
56Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
57Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne  
58Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step  
59Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
60Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank  
61Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
62Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
63Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne  
64Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha  
65Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia  
66Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
67Yoann Offredo (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
68Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervelo Test Team  
69Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
70Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
71Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
72Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
73Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
74Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
75Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD - Neri  
76Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
77Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank  
78Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:33 
79Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone0:00:38 
80Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD - Neri0:00:56 
81Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step0:01:15 
82Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:31 
83Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:41 
84Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:12 
85Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:26 
86Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
87Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia0:02:38 
88Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:39 
89Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:02:55 
90Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:03:40 
91Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana0:03:42 
92Allan Davis (Aus) Astana  
93Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions  
94Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
95Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank  
96Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
97Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri0:04:40 
98Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:04:43 
99Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step  
100Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana0:05:00 
101Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha0:05:11 
102George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team0:05:13 
103Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank  
104Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne0:06:04 
105Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha0:06:07 
106Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) ISD - Neri0:06:54 
107Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:06:58 
108Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step0:07:08 
109Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Francaise Des Jeux0:07:57 
110Cameron Wurf (Aus) Androni Giocattoli0:08:40 
111Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:08:41 
112Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
113Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:09:29 
114Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
115Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:10:00 
116Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team0:11:59 
117Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
118Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
119Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team  
120Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
121Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
122Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
123Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha0:13:00 
124Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana  
125Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
126Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne0:13:15 
127Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:13:33 
128Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions0:13:50 
129Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:14:17 
130Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:14:24 
131Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank  
132Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
133Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale  
134Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
135Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
136Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia0:14:43 
137Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana0:15:25 
138Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank  
139Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
140Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram0:15:31 
141Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions0:15:34 
142Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:15:36 
143Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step0:16:34 
144Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:16:39 
145Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) ISD - Neri0:16:58 
146Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
147Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:17:24 
148Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:18:45 
149Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha0:19:19 
150Anthony Roux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:19:23 
151Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
152Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
153Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team  
154Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:19:43 
155Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:20:13 
156Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:20:36 
157Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions0:20:39 
158Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:21:33 
159Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri  
160Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram0:22:34 
161Roy Sentjens (Ned) Team Milram  
162Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions0:22:49 
163Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale0:23:41 
164Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia0:25:35 
165Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia0:26:32 
166Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
167Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
168Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri0:29:11 
169Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:31:02 
Points classification
1Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo20pts
2Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram12 
3Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step12 
4Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri11 
5Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne11 
6Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions11 
7Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi10 
8Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne10 
9Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank10 
10Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini10 
11Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank9 
12Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox9 
13Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli8 
14Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia8 
15Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone7 
16Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha7 
17Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team6 
18Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Francaise Des Jeux6 
19Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri5 
20Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana4 
21Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha4 
Mountains classification
1Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri12pts
2Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri10 
3Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo5 
4Cameron Wurf (Aus) Androni Giocattoli5 
5Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox5 
6Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo4 
7Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha4 
8Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3 
9Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo3 
10Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo3 
11Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
12Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli2 
13Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo2 
14Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions2 
15Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone1 
16Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone1 
17Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step1 
Teams classification
2Sky Professional Cycling Team  
3Colnago - CSF Inox  
5Lampre-Farnese Vini  
6Team Katusha  
7Caisse d'Epargne  
8Garmin - Transitions  
9Androni Giocattoli  
10Team Milram  
11Omega Pharma-Lotto  
12BMC Racing Team  
13Quick Step  
14Team HTC - Columbia  
15Euskaltel - Euskadi  
16Acqua & Sapone  
17AG2R La Mondiale  
19Française Des Jeux  
20ISD - Neri0:04:10 
21Team Saxo Bank0:08:27 
22Cervélo TestTeam0:18:29 

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