Scarponi speeds to stage win in Chieti

Last year's winner assumes race lead on short, steep climb

Michele Scarponi (Androni Giocattoli) won the fourth stage at Tirreno-Adriatico on Saturday with an audacious attack on the climb to the finish in Chieti and so took control of the week-long stage race.

The Italian, overall winner at Tirreno-Adriatico last year and so wearing number 1, surged away from the peloton on the twisting climb up to the finish in Chieti. He caught and blew past the remains of the seven-rider break and then opened an impressive gap on the rest of the overall favourites.

Benoit Vaugrenard (Francaise des Jeux) won the sprint from the chase group and thought he'd won the stage, and put his arms up in celebration but he was 14 seconds behind Scarponi. He could be consoled with the fact that he had moved into second overall.

Leonardo Bertagnolli (Androni Giocattoli) was third, also at 14 seconds. Thanks to his late attack, Scarponi took the race leader's azzurra blue jersey. He leads Vaugrenard by 18 seconds, with Bertagnolli third at 20 seconds.

Seven hours in the saddle

The 243km fourth stage was the longest in this year's Tirreno-Adriatico and saw riders up early for a pasta breakfast and a 9:35 start. They went on to spend seven hours in the saddle.

The peloton kept the early attacks under check through Pescara but then seven riders got away after 34km as the route followed the Adriatic coast.

The attack included Rubén Pérez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Vasil Kiryienka (Caisse d'Epargne), Maarten Wynants (Quick Step), Marco Frapporti (Colnago), Paolo Longo Borghini (ISD-Neri) and Vladimir Efimkin (AG2R).

Somewhat surprisingly Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) was also there. He worked a lot on the front setting the tempo, perhaps looking for a hard day in the saddle as training for Milan-San Remo, as much as for a chance of victory and some television time.

"It was a good test before Milan-San Remo and a good chance to try and win a stage, although I saw that Kiryienka was the strongest on the climb," Pozzato said after the stage. "I noticed I got a lot of support along the road, especially going through L'Aquila. I felt honoured to have ridden through the area that was so badly affected by the earthquake showing the Italian flag. This breakaway attempt was for the people who were caught up in it."

The seven gradually gained time on the peloton in the early hills, hitting a peak of 8:30 after 121km, at the start of the climb to Poggio Picenze. From there the up and down profile of the second half of the race helped the bunch bring the break under control. BMC and Acqua & Sapone massed on the front and lead the chase. BMC were perhaps riding for world Cadel Evans, while Acqua & Sapone were riding on home roads and were looking for stage victory.

The break still had three minutes as the race approached Chieti, with 25km left to race. However they were a tough, largely uphill 25 kilometres and the break looked doomed as soon as Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) launched the first attack from the bunch.

When Vino was caught, Jose Serpa Perez (Androni Giocattoli) had a go but he crashed on corner and was passed by the bunch. Enrico Gasparotto (Astana) had a dig but then Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Doimo) went hard and it was clearly an important move. Scarponi knew it and soon went after him and quickly went past him and powered on alone.

Up front Kiryienka accelerated with five kilometres to go after he was told that the gap was just a minute and that Scarponi was coming across. However there was nothing he could do when Scarponi caught him and he only just managed to hang onto Nibali, along with Frapporto.

The twisting streets in the centre of Chieti made for a confusing and testing finish but Scarponi knew what he was doing and carefully paced his effort on the steeps section before the road eased in the final three kilometres.

What was left of the bunch caught Nibali, Frapporti and Kiryienka before the line and in the confusion, Benoit Vaugrenard thought he'd won until he saw Scarponi celebrating with his soigneur and team manager Gianni Savio. His disappointment must have hurt as much as the climb to the finish.

Scarponi pulled on the azzurra blue leader's jersey but now he and his team face the difficult job of defending his slim 18-second lead. However he did manage to distance some rivals with his aggressive ride. Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone) and World Champion Cadel Evans (BMC) have emerged as his biggest threats. They are respectively fourth and sixth at 24 and 26 seconds. Michael Rogers (BMC-Columbia) is ninth at 29 seconds, while Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Doimo) is 11th at 31 seconds.

Stage one winner Linus Gerdemann (Milram) has slipped down to 25th at 1:06, while Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky) lost almost three minutes at the end of the long stage and is now out of contention and down to 45th overall at 3:04.

Fortunately for Androni Giocattoli, Sunday's fifth stage from Chieti to Colmurano has been shortened from 234km to 216km due to poor road conditions after recent bad weather. One of the toughest climbs has been cut out but the stage still ends with a short but 15% gradient climb to the finish.

Full Results
1Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli6:23:47 
2Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:00:14 
3Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
4Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
5Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne  
6Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana0:00:17 
7Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank  
8Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
9Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:19 
10Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
11Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:21 
12Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:30 
13Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:40 
14Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:43 
15Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
16Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
17Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
18Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank  
19Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
20Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli0:00:46 
21Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana  
22Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:49 
23Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
24Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
25Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
26Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions0:00:56 
27Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram0:01:06 
28Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
29Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank  
30Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
31Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step0:01:12 
32Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:15 
33Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
34Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
35Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana0:01:34 
36Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
37Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
38Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia0:01:36 
39Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia  
40Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia  
41Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
42Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:47 
43Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank  
44Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:00 
45Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:02:40 
46Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha  
47Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:02:54 
48Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:07 
49Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:03:24 
50Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha0:03:46 
51Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step0:04:14 
52Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank0:04:32 
53Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
54Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
55Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:04:36 
56Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:04:57 
57Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD - Neri0:05:10 
58Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha  
59Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step0:05:27 
60Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:05:58 
61Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:06:10 
62Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
63Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team  
64George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
65Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
66Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
67Nikolai Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha0:07:17 
68Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone0:08:17 
69Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram0:09:25 
70Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
71Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
72Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
73Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions  
74Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
75Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank  
76Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:10:04 
77Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne0:10:10 
78Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
79Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne0:10:30 
80Yoann Offredo (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:10:37 
81Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
82Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step0:11:20 
83Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
84Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
85Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
86Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:11:58 
87Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia  
88Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana  
89Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
90Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
91Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) ISD - Neri  
92Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
93Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD - Neri  
94Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
95Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:12:11 
96Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
97Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha0:13:28 
98Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:15:53 
99Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
100Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank0:20:03 
101Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
102Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions  
103Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
104Allan Davis (Aus) Astana  
105Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
106Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
107Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana  
108Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
109Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
110Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia  
111Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
112Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
113Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervelo Test Team  
114Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:25:06 
115Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale0:26:48 
116Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
117Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
118Roy Sentjens (Ned) Team Milram  
119Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
120Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram  
121Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
122Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) ISD - Neri  
123Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
124Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
125Fabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
126Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
127Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram0:26:55 
128Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
129Cameron Wurf (Aus) Androni Giocattoli0:27:15 
130Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:31:27 
131Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
132Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale  
133Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
134Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
135Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
136Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions  
137Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha  
138Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
139Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step  
140Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
141Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
142Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step  
143Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia  
144Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
145Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team  
146Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
147Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
148Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
149Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
150Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
151Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
152Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
153Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Francaise Des Jeux  
154Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
155Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri  
156Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri  
157Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team  
158Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha  
159Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions  
160Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri  
161Anthony Roux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
162Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
163Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions  
164Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana0:31:33 
165Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
DNSMaarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank  
DNFManuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
DNFFrancesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step  
DNFArnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
Sprint 1
1Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale5pts
2Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne3 
3Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
4Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox1 
Sprint 2
1Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne5pts
2Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha3 
3Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale2 
4Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
Points
1Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli12pts
2Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux10 
3Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli8 
5Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone7 
7Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne6 
8Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana5 
9Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank4 
10Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team3 
13Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox2 
14Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia1 
Mountain 1 - Sella Di Corno - km 86,2
1Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha5pts
2Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3 
3Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale2 
4Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) ISD - Neri1 
Mountain 2 - Pretoro - km 201,2
1Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha5pts
2Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale3 
3Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
4Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox1 
Mountain 3 - Via De Turre - km 239,7
1Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli5pts
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo3 
3Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox2 
4Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne1 
Teams
1Androni Giocattoli19:12:21 
2Caisse d'Epargne0:00:27 
3Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:57 
4Rabobank0:01:06 
5Astana0:01:09 
6Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:12 
7Team HTC - Columbia0:02:31 
8Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:32 
9Sky Professional Cycling Team0:03:58 
10Acqua & Sapone0:05:18 
11BMC Racing Team0:07:14 
12Quick Step0:09:53 
13Team Milram0:10:14 
14Team Katusha0:10:36 
15Omega Pharma-Lotto0:11:27 
16AG2R La Mondiale0:13:32 
17Liquigas-Doimo0:14:01 
18Francaise Des Jeux0:16:01 
19Team Saxo Bank0:17:30 
20ISD - Neri0:28:06 
21Garmin - Transitions0:29:24 
22Cervelo Test Team0:34:38 
General classification after stage 4
1Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli18:08:14 
2Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:00:18 
3Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:20 
4Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:00:24 
5Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne  
6Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:26 
7Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana0:00:27 
8Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank  
9Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:29 
10Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
11Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:31 
12Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:35 
13Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:47 
14Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank  
15Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:50 
16Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:53 
17Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
18Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
19Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
20Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli0:00:56 
21Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:00:59 
22Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
23Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
24Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
25Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram0:01:06 
26Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
27Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:16 
28Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
29Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank  
30Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step0:01:22 
31Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:24 
32Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:01:25 
33Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana0:01:44 
34Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
35Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
36Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia0:01:46 
37Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia  
38Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:57 
39Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank  
40Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:05 
41Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:06 
42Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha0:02:50 
43Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
44Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:02:52 
45Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:03:04 
46Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:17 
47Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:03:34 
48Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha0:03:54 
49Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia0:04:10 
50Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana0:04:24 
51Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:04:36 
52Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:04:38 
53Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:04:46 
54Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD - Neri0:05:20 
55Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step0:05:25 
56Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:06:08 
57Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:06:14 
58Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:06:20 
59Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
60Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
61Nikolai Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha0:07:27 
62Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone0:08:51 
63Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:09:35 
64Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram  
65Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank0:09:41 
66Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step0:10:06 
67Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:10:14 
68Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha0:10:17 
69Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:10:20 
70Yoann Offredo (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:10:47 
71George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team0:11:19 
72Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:11:47 
73Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:11:54 
74Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:12:08 
75Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
76Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD - Neri0:12:50 
77Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank0:13:03 
78Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha0:13:38 
79Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:13:55 
80Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:14:15 
81Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:14:19 
82Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step0:14:58 
83Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:15:34 
84Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:16:03 
85Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne0:16:30 
86Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:16:52 
87Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana0:16:54 
88Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team0:18:05 
89Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) ISD - Neri0:18:48 
90Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:18:50 
91Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervelo Test Team0:20:13 
92Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:20:45 
93Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:20:48 
94Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team0:21:20 
95Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:22:25 
96Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:22:54 
97Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne0:23:21 
98Allan Davis (Aus) Astana0:23:41 
99Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:23:53 
100Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:24:16 
101Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions0:24:55 
102Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:25:16 
103Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia0:26:37 
104Fabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:26:58 
105Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
106Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
107Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:27:48 
108Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:28:40 
109Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step0:31:27 
110Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
111Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:31:37 
112Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
113Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
114Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
115Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:32:54 
116Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana0:32:59 
117Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions0:33:49 
118Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:34:16 
119Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:34:23 
120Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions0:35:05 
121Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank0:35:24 
122Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
123Cameron Wurf (Aus) Androni Giocattoli0:35:51 
124Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri0:36:03 
125Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:36:38 
126Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:36:44 
127Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha0:37:30 
128Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:38:21 
129Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step0:38:31 
130Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team0:38:50 
131Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Francaise Des Jeux0:39:20 
132Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale0:41:08 
133Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
134Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:41:32 
135Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram0:42:22 
136Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team0:43:22 
137Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) ISD - Neri0:43:42 
138Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
139Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha0:44:23 
140Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:44:56 
141Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia0:45:34 
142Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:45:47 
143Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:46:07 
144Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana0:46:54 
145Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:46:59 
146Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step0:47:57 
147Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:48:47 
148Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram0:49:18 
149Roy Sentjens (Ned) Team Milram  
150Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha0:50:42 
151Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:50:46 
152Anthony Roux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
153Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team  
154Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:51:06 
155Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:51:36 
156Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:51:59 
157Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions0:52:02 
158Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri0:52:56 
159Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions0:54:12 
160Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale0:55:04 
161Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia0:57:55 
162Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
163Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
164Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri1:00:34 
165Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox1:02:31 
Points classification
1Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo20pts
2Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli12 
3Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram12 
4Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step12 
5Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri11 
6Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne11 
7Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions11 
8Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi10 
9Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux10 
10Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne10 
11Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank10 
12Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini10 
13Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank9 
14Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox9 
15Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne8 
16Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli8 
17Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone8 
18Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli8 
19Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia8 
20Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale7 
21Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone7 
22Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha7 
Mountains classification
1Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri12pts
2Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha10 
3Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri10 
4Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo6 
5Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli5 
6Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo5 
7Cameron Wurf (Aus) Androni Giocattoli5 
8Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi5 
9Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale5 
10Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox5 
11Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo4 
12Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha4 
13Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3 
14Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo3 
Young rider classification
1Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne18:08:38 
2Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank0:00:03 
3Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:29 
4Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:35 
5Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
6Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
7Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:52 
8Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank  
9Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:20 
10Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:33 
11Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:02:26 
12Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:02:40 
13Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia0:03:46 
14Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:05:44 
15Nikolai Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha0:07:03 
16Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:09:50 
17Yoann Offredo (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:10:23 
18Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:11:44 
19Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD - Neri0:12:26 
20Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank0:12:39 
21Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:13:51 
22Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:15:10 
23Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne0:16:06 
24Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:16:28 
25Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana0:16:30 
26Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:22:30 
27Fabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:26:34 
28Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:31:13 
29Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
30Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana0:32:35 
31Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:33:52 
32Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri0:35:39 
33Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:36:14 
34Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:43:18 
35Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:48:23 
36Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha0:50:18 
37Anthony Roux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:50:22 
38Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team  
39Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:51:12 
40Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri0:52:32 
41Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale0:54:40 
42Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia0:57:31 
Teams classification
1Androni Giocattoli54:26:12 
2Caisse d'Epargne0:00:27 
3Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:57 
4Rabobank0:01:06 
5Astana0:01:09 
6Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:12 
7Team HTC - Columbia0:02:31 
8Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:32 
9Sky Professional Cycling Team0:03:58 
10Acqua & Sapone0:05:18 
11BMC Racing Team0:07:14 
12Quick Step0:09:53 
13Team Milram0:10:14 
14Team Katusha0:10:36 
15Omega Pharma-Lotto0:11:27 
16AG2R La Mondiale0:13:32 
17Liquigas-Doimo0:14:01 
18Francaise Des Jeux0:16:01 
19Team Saxo Bank0:25:57 
20Garmin - Transitions0:29:24 
21ISD - Neri0:32:16 
22Cervelo Test Team0:53:07 

 

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