Ingnatiev takes a thriller in Macerata

Scarponi hangs on to overall by the skin of his teeth

Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha) took a gritty solo win on Monday in the penultimate stage of Tirreno-Adriatico, besting Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone) and Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) by five seconds on the finishing ascent in Macerata. The 24-year-old Russian, a gold medalist in the points race at the 2004 Olympics, was the only member of a 12-man break to fend off the chasing efforts of the maglia azzurra group after he attacked his fellow escapees eight kilometres from the finish to earn his first victory in three years.

"I attacked and I did a good individual time trial till the finish," said Ignatiev, who has proven his prowess against the clock with a 2005 U23 time trial world championship. "My legs were good and I thought it would be nice to try something in this stage. I tried [in] some stages before, but without success. Now, I did it and for me a stage [win] in Macerata is something special. I wanted so much to win here and, finally, I did it."

As Ignatiev powered up the steep, narrow streets of Macerata on the last of three 19km finishing circuits, a furious battle for overall supremacy took place behind the solo Russian. Race leader Michele Scarponi (Androni Giocattoli) couldn't match the surge of Garzelli and Evans on the climb to the finish, with gradients up to 19 percent, but the 30-year old Italian managed to finished seconds later in sixth place. Scarponi, the defending Tirreno-Adriatico champion, remains in the lead by a tenuous two seconds over Garzelli while Evans moves into third, 12 seconds back.

Long day in the saddle for the early break

A powerful 12-rider break, comprised of Assan Bazayev (Astana), Marcus Burghardt (BMC Racing Team), Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Caisse d'Epargne), Ruben Perez Moreno (Euskaltel - Euskadi), Martijn Maaskant (Garmin - Transitions), Simon Spilak (Lampre-Farnese Vini), Tom Boonen (Quick Step), Paul Martens (Rabobank), Thomas Löfkvist (Sky Professional Cycling Team), Peter Velits (Team HTC - Columbia), Mikhail Ignatiev (Team Katusha) and Matti Breschel (Team Saxo Bank), escaped after eight kilometres of racing and held more than a two minute lead while on the penultimate finishing circuit inside of 30km to the finish.

Martens and Spilak, 1:36 and 1:48 respectively behind Scarponi on general classification, were the only overall threats in the escape and Scarponi's Androni Giocattoli team kept a steady tempo at the head of the field to reduce the margin.

The cohesion of the escapees soon began to falter as Löfkvist attacked with 26km remaining on the short ascent of the Santa Maria Del Monte. The Swede was joined by Bazayev, but the duo were absorbed at the climb's summit.

Löfkvist continued to apply pressure on the descent, and drew Spilak and Ignatiev away from the break, but this move, too, was neutralized by the escapees.

As the leaders climbed the sinuous ascent to the finish at the conclusion of their penultimate lap, Velits made a strong attack on the 19 percent gradient and began the final circuit with a 20-second lead over the 11 chasers in the break. The peloton entered the final finishing circuit 1:10 behind the break, still led by Scarponi's Androni Giocattoli squad.

Velits was joined by five of his breakaway companions, Bazayev, Maaskant, Löfkvist, Ignatiev and Spilak, to form a leading sextet, but under the impetus of Boonen the break reformed to its original 12-rider makeup with 9km to the finish.

Down to the wire

One kilometer later, Ignatiev attacked the break and jumped out to a 20-second advantage. While Scarponi's Androni Giocattoli no longer worried about Martens and Spilak wresting the leader's jersey from their captain's shoulders, having reduced the break's lead to less than one minute, their attention turned to other riders in the maglia azzurra group, such as Garzelli, Iglinskiy and Evans, who were all within 18 seconds of the Italian overall.

Lampre, BMC and Liquigas all contributed riders to the head of the field as the pace ramped up in anticipation of the final ascent to Macerta's finish line.

When Ignatiev reached 2.5km to go on his solo effort the Scarponi group remained at 50 seconds while the Russian's former breakaway companions splintered into several chase groups behind him approaching the finishing climb, with Velits and Spilak closest to the Russian.

Ignatiev passed under the flamme rouge with a 12-second advantage on Velits with the BMC and Liquigas-led peloton a further 36 seconds back.

As the young Russian dug deep in search of his first victor in three years, all of his former breakaway companions were swept up inside the final kilometre. Garzelli and Evans gave it their all in an attempt to crack Scarponi and the duo managed to gap the race leader approaching the finish.

Ignatiev would not be denied his victory, however, while Garzelli out-sprinted Evans to finish third on the stage, five seconds behind the Russian. Robert Gesink (Rabobank) crossed the line in fourth, followed by Frenchman Benoit Vaugrenard (Francaise Des Jeux).

Scarponi, battered from his crash the previous day, finished in sixth and managed to just retain his maglia azzurra by the slimmest of margins.

Full Results
1Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha3:18:09 
2Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:00:05 
3Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
4Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank0:00:07 
5Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
6Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
7Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
8Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:09 
9Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:11 
10Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne  
11Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana0:00:14 
12Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
13Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:18 
14Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
15Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:20 
16Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli  
17Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:22 
18Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
19Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
20Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia  
21Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:26 
22Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
23Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
24Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD - Neri0:00:31 
25Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
26Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha0:00:33 
27Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia  
28Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:36 
29Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
30Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
31Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:00:39 
32Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:43 
33Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
34Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:49 
35Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:54 
36Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:58 
37Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank0:01:02 
38Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana  
39Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
40Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
41Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia  
42Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:14 
43Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha0:01:17 
44Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
45Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana0:01:21 
46Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:01:28 
47Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions0:01:52 
48Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
49Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank  
50Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
51Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
52Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step0:01:57 
53Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone  
54Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:02:03 
55Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
56Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:41 
57Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:02:53 
58Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step  
59Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram  
60Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:02:58 
61Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:03:03 
62Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
63Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
64Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana0:03:07 
65Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
66Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:03:13 
67Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:05:46 
68Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
69Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank  
70George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
71Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana  
72Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
73Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:10:52 
74Roy Sentjens (Ned) Team Milram  
75Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) ISD - Neri  
76Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank  
77Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
78Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
79Nikolai Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha  
80Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
81Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
82Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne  
83Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
84Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
85Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
86Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions  
87Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia  
88Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
89Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli  
90Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team  
91Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team  
92Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervelo Test Team  
93Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
94Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
95Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
96Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
97Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
98Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank  
99Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
100Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
101Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
102Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank0:11:19 
103Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha0:17:25 
104Yoann Offredo (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
105Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
106Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram  
107Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
108Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
109Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
110Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
111Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
112Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Francaise Des Jeux  
113Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
114Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
115Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
116Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
117Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
118Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
119Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step  
120Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
121Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
122Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
123Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri  
124Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha  
125Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri  
126Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri  
127Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions  
128Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) ISD - Neri  
129Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
130Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
131Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
132Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
133Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
134Cameron Wurf (Aus) Androni Giocattoli  
135Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
136Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step  
137Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha  
138Allan Davis (Aus) Astana  
139Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
140Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia  
141Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia  
142Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
143Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
144Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions  
145Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
146Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions  
147Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team  
148Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram  
149Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
150Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
151Fabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
152Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
153Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
154Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
DNFGiovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD - Neri  
DNFValeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana  
DNFMirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana  
DNFAndrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
DNFBert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
DNSMartin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNSAnthony Roux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux  
Sprint 1
1Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank5pts
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step3 
3Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia2 
4Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank1 
Sprint 2
1Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini5pts
2Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions3 
3Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana2 
4Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank1 
Points
1Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha12pts
2Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone10 
3Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team8 
4Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank7 
5Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux6 
6Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli5 
7Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia4 
8Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini3 
9Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox2 
10Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne1 
Mountain 1 - Macerata - Viale Leopardi, 76.6km
1Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step5pts
2Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank3 
3Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team2 
4Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia1 
Mountain 2 - Macerata - Viale Leopardi, 114.7km
1Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia5pts
2Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions3 
3Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana2 
4Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha1 
Teams
1Lampre-Farnese Vini9:55:16 
2Team Katusha0:00:06 
3Caisse d'Epargne0:00:12 
4Team HTC - Columbia0:00:13 
5Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:40 
6Androni Giocattoli0:01:06 
7Astana0:01:48 
8Liquigas-Doimo0:01:58 
9BMC Racing Team0:02:08 
10Rabobank0:02:12 
11Acqua & Sapone0:02:15 
12Omega Pharma-Lotto0:03:10 
13Colnago - CSF Inox0:03:14 
14Quick Step0:04:44 
15Française Des Jeux0:10:36 
16Sky Professional Cycling Team0:12:34 
17Team Saxo Bank0:13:39 
18AG2R La Mondiale0:13:42 
19Team Milram0:13:58 
20Garmin-Transitions0:22:47 
21ISD - Neri0:27:59 
22Cervélo TestTeam0:31:47 
General classification after stage 6
1Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli26:59:00 
2Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:00:02 
3Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:12 
4Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana0:00:22 
5Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank0:00:27 
6Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:29 
7Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:33 
8Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:42 
9Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:04 
10Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:07 
11Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:20 
12Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:34 
13Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:46 
14Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:48 
15Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:02:07 
16Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:02:09 
17Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram0:02:16 
18Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana0:02:19 
19Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:02:21 
20Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:26 
21Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:31 
22Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia0:02:40 
23Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:02:41 
24Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia0:02:47 
25Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli0:02:54 
26Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank0:03:18 
27Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:03:19 
28Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:28 
29Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step0:03:40 
30Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:03:56 
31Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:04:13 
32Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia0:05:27 
33Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:07:25 
34Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana0:07:52 
35Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana0:08:30 
36Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:09:01 
37Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step0:11:52 
38Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha0:12:35 
39Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:12:36 
40Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions0:12:40 
41Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank0:12:50 
42Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:13:04 
43Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone0:13:19 
44Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:14:36 
45Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:14:44 
46Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha0:14:53 
47Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:15:58 
48Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:17:09 
49Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:18:45 
50Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:20:34 
51Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:20:37 
52Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank0:20:59 
53Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram0:22:00 
54George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team0:22:49 
55Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:23:30 
56Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana0:23:43 
57Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:23:55 
58Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha0:27:02 
59Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:27:06 
60Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:27:28 
61Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne0:27:44 
62Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:28:44 
63Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:30:20 
64Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:30:21 
65Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:31:11 
66Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions0:32:29 
67Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:32:48 
68Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:35:59 
69Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:36:06 
70Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale0:36:48 
71Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
72Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD - Neri0:37:11 
73Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:38:31 
74Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:40:50 
75Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:41:02 
76Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team0:41:07 
77Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank0:41:22 
78Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:41:30 
79Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:45:21 
80Nikolai Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha0:46:13 
81Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:46:38 
82Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank0:46:43 
83Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions0:47:14 
84Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:47:27 
85Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha0:49:13 
86Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:50:07 
87Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:51:29 
88Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team0:51:39 
89Yoann Offredo (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:52:02 
90Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:52:39 
91Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:52:45 
92Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:53:23 
93Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervelo Test Team0:54:55 
94Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step0:55:25 
95Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank0:55:28 
96Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:56:11 
97Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step0:56:13 
98Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha0:57:00 
99Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne0:58:03 
100Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri0:59:12 
101Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:59:38 
102Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox1:00:00 
103Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini1:01:11 
104Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank1:02:03 
105Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step1:02:12 
106Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox1:02:16 
107Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team1:03:24 
108Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:03:47 
109Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) ISD - Neri1:04:07 
110Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1:04:54 
111Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team1:06:09 
112Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1:07:36 
113Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team1:08:13 
114Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team1:08:58 
115Allan Davis (Aus) Astana1:09:00 
116Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux1:09:05 
117Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions1:10:23 
118Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini1:10:24 
119Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank1:10:27 
120Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia1:11:56 
121Fabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli1:12:22 
122Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:13:28 
123Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions1:16:20 
124Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank1:16:39 
125Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank1:16:56 
126Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha1:18:26 
127Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:20:49 
128Cameron Wurf (Aus) Androni Giocattoli1:21:10 
129Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team1:22:08 
130Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) ISD - Neri1:22:38 
131Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram1:23:37 
132Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team1:23:40 
133Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox1:23:42 
134Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step1:23:50 
135Roy Sentjens (Ned) Team Milram1:24:00 
136Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team1:24:09 
137Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia1:24:20 
138Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Francaise Des Jeux1:24:39 
139Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:26:27 
140Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank1:26:51 
141Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team1:29:32 
142Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin - Transitions1:29:37 
143Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha1:29:42 
144Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team1:30:22 
145Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step1:33:16 
146Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions1:33:17 
147Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank1:34:18 
148Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram1:34:37 
149Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions1:35:27 
150Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri1:38:15 
151Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia1:43:14 
152Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
153Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri1:45:58 
154Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox1:48:02 
Points classification
1Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone28pts
2Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo20 
3Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team20 
4Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli19 
5Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha16 
6Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank16 
7Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux16 
8Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana15 
9Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step15 
10Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank15 
11Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana13 
12Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi12 
13Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri11 
14Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne11 
15Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank11 
16Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions11 
17Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne10 
18Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini10 
19Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox9 
20Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne8 
Mountains classification
1Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri15pts
2Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri12 
3Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha10 
4Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia8 
5Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia6 
6Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo6 
7Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli5 
8Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo5 
9Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step5 
10Cameron Wurf (Aus) Androni Giocattoli5 
11Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox5 
12Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi5 
13Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale5 
14Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha5 
15Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox5 
16Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo4 
17Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone3 
18Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank3 
19Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3 
20Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo3 
21Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions3 
22Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
23Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana2 
24Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team2 
Young rider classification
1Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank26:59:27 
2Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:07 
3Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:19 
4Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:21 
5Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:40 
6Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:54 
7Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:02:14 
8Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:52 
9Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:03:46 
10Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia0:05:00 
11Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank0:12:23 
12Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:12:37 
13Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:20:10 
14Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana0:23:16 
15Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:27:01 
16Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne0:27:17 
17Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:32:21 
18Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD - Neri0:36:44 
19Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:38:04 
20Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:40:23 
21Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:44:54 
22Nikolai Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha0:45:46 
23Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank0:46:16 
24Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:47:00 
25Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:51:02 
26Yoann Offredo (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:51:35 
27Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:52:56 
28Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri0:58:45 
29Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:59:33 
30Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox1:01:49 
31Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1:04:27 
32Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team1:08:31 
33Fabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli1:11:55 
34Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha1:17:59 
35Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team1:29:05 
36Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team1:29:55 
37Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank1:33:51 
38Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri1:37:48 
39Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia1:42:47 
Teams classification
1Lampre-Farnese Vini81:01:14 
2Caisse d'Epargne0:00:45 
3Astana0:00:53 
4Androni Giocattoli0:01:03 
5Team HTC - Columbia0:01:19 
6Rabobank0:02:40 
7Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:59 
8Acqua & Sapone0:08:15 
9Colnago - CSF Inox0:12:05 
10Team Katusha0:12:37 
11BMC Racing Team0:13:29 
12Omega Pharma-Lotto0:14:03 
13Sky Professional Cycling Team0:20:50 
14Liquigas-Doimo0:26:00 
15AG2R La Mondiale0:38:46 
16Quick Step0:42:37 
17Team Milram0:56:00 
18Garmin - Transitions0:59:15 
19Française Des Jeux1:02:15 
20Team Saxo Bank1:12:06 
21ISD - Neri1:55:48 
22Cervélo TestTeam2:17:05 
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