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Tirreno-Adriatico 2012

Date range:
March 7-13, 2012

March 10, Stage 4: Amelia - Chieti 251km

Sagan prevails in Chieti

By:
Susan Westemeyer
Published:
March 10, 2012, 15:37 GMT,
Updated:
March 13, 2012, 15:36 GMT

Horner takes over Tirreno-Adriatico leader's jersey

Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) once again put his immense talent on display, winning a difficult, hilltop finale.

Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) once again put his immense talent on display, winning a difficult, hilltop finale.

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Peter Sagan took advantage of Liquigas-Cannondale's hard work and won the mountainous fourth stage of Tirenno-Adriatico, while RadioShack-Nissan's Christopher Horner crossed the finish line in the five-man lead group to take the leader's jersey.

Astana's Roman Kreuziger and Vincenzo Nibali of Liquigas-Cannondale took second and third on the stage, which featured a taxing uphill finale into Chieti's city center. Danilo Di Luca (Acqua & Sapone) and Horner rounded out the lead group which contested the stage four finale.

Kreuziger moved up to second overall, only seven seconds behind Horner, while Cameron Meyer (GreenEdge) holds third on general classification at 13 seconds.

Matthew Goss (GreenEdge), who held the blue leader's jersey since stage one, lost contact with the leaders on the day's many climbs and surrendered the general classification lead to Horner.

Liquigas-Cannondale worked hard for the win, leading the chase virtually the whole day and bringing its strong riders into position. Yet it was not team captain Nibali who won, but 22-year-old Slovakian champion Sagan, who shot past his fading teammate in the final meters to secure the victory.

"Today we gave so much as a team and it was important to win," said Sagan. "The best option for the team's victory today was [Vincenzo] Nibali and I tried to encourage it until the last [moment]. I pushed on the final climb, then I slowed down for him. When Di Luca attacked I closed the gap, then I thought Vincent was able to deal with our opponents.

"On the final straight I heard they were catching up and at that moment I thought only of the good of the team: not winning would be a great sin. I'm sorry for Vincent, we are a united group and among us there are absolutely no problems. Tomorrow we will have a hard stage and I'll be at his disposal to help him."

"Needless to say that today I wanted success, to try to gain precious seconds on the general classification," said Nibali. "The final was very animated and we, as a team, had a double opportunity: I had to win or Peter to reward the good work of our teammates. When he (Sagan) passed me I did not expect it, of course, but I also believe Peter's words and that it was in good faith."

Horner finished fifth on the stage, in the same time as the winner., which was enough to catapult him from eighth place to first. The 40-year-old said that he had been eying this stage all along, and felt early on that he had good chances.

“Before the race today I thought for sure I might have the leader’s jersey at the end of the day,” Horner said on the team's website. “All the team was very important to me today. They’ve worked very hard for me in the past few days and this stage was a goal for us. My legs are feeling very good, so certainly I have a shot at winning the overall.”

GreenEdge was happy to see best young rider Cameron Meyer move up to third overall, and didn't mourn the loss of the overall lead. “We weren’t interested in defending the jersey today,” admitted GreenEdge sports director Matt White. “Gossy was never going to hang onto the lead. None of the sprinters hung on today. Given our lack of interest in defending the jersey, we were pretty relaxed today.”

A long day in the saddle

The race's longest stage (252km) got off to an early start, with the riders rolling out of Amelia at 9:15am. Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha) and Thomas Löfkvist (Sky) did not start.

Seven riders went out on the attack only eight km into the stage: Lloyd Mondory (AG2R La Mondiale), Stefano Pirazzi and Angelo Pagani (Colnago-CSF Inox), Pablo Urtasun Perez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Kevin Hulsmans (Farnese Vini-Selle Italia), Pavel Brutt (Katusha Team) and Manuele Boaro (Team Saxo Bank). They quickly built up a sizeable lead, up to 10 minutes after only 75 km.

Sixty kilometers later, after enjoying a maximum advantage of nearly 12 minutes, the gap had dropped dramatically to just over four minutes and continued to go down.

Snow and cold had caused the race organisers to change today's route, taking out the Passo Lanciano climb and substituting the Valico della Forchetta. Mountains leader Pirazzi took top honours there, securing a nearly insurmountable lead in the classification for the race, but with 36km to go and still one more climb, the gap was down to a minute and a half.

Lampre-ISD, Colombia-Coldeportes and Omega Pharma-QuickStep combined their efforts at the head of the peloton to bring the gap down. The lead group shrank to four, as Mondory, Pagani and Hulsmans were unable to keep up any longer, although Pagani later caught up again.

With a little more than 20 km to go, Brutt pulled away from his escape companions and tried to get away on a curving ascent. But the peloton was less than a minute behind and gaining fast, with Liquigas-Cannondale's Oss leading the train.

Boaro took off in an attempt to catch Brutt as the peloton came closer and closer. Meanwhile, race leader Matt Goss (GreenEdge) was finally unable to hold the pace in the peloton, dropping further and further back on the undulating terrain.

Boaro was caught by the Liquigas-Cannondale-led field with about 15km to go, and Brutt had only about 20 seconds. Three kilometers later he, too, was caught. Astana's Dimitriy Muravyev was the next to try his luck, but with 9km to go he was caught and passed by Euskaltel's Mikel Landa, and the Astana rider faded back into the field.

A crash in the middle of the field knocked down a handful of riders, including yesterday's stage winner Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky), and split the field on the stage's penultimate climb. Again, Liquigas-Cannondale led the field past the escapee with 6.5km to go.

The final climb of the day started with five kilometers to go, and BMC moved to the front of the peloton to position defending Tirreno-Adriatico champion Cadel Evans for the final ascent to the finish. With two kilometers remaining the real climbing started, with gradients up to 15 percent. BMC's Alessandro Ballan pulled off at the base of the steep pitch, leaving George Hincapie to set the tempo for Evans.

It was slow going on the steep parcours in Chieti, with the field becoming increasingly smaller with every pedal stroke. Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil-DCM) attacked with 1.5 kilometers remaining, but was caught by Danilo Di Luca (Acqua & Sapone), who led a small group powering their way up the narrow streets. Di Luca was then passed by Peter Sagan, and the two rode together under the flamme rouge, which was also served as the stage's final KOM.

A high-powered group of Sagan, Kreuziger, Nibali, Di Luca and Horner had emerged at the head of affairs to fight it out for the win as the road levelled off in the final kilometer. Astana's Kreuziger shot out around the leaders and took a lead on the run-in to the finish. Nibali responded and gave his all, but Sagan came around his teammate and went on to win, with Kreuziger passing Nibali for second.

Full Results
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 7:24:50  
2 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team    
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
4 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
5 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
6 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:08  
7 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:10  
8 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:00:12  
9 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
10 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team    
11 Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
12 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:19  
13 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team    
14 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
15 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
16 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
17 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
18 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
19 Rui Costa (Por) Movistar Team    
20 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:00:23  
21 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team    
22 Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia    
23 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team    
24 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team    
25 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:00:30  
26 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan    
27 Cameron Meyer (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
28 Jose Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team    
29 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
30 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:37  
31 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:00:40  
32 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:42  
33 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:44  
34 Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
35 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team    
36 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes    
37 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
38 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
39 David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
40 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
41 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:00:55  
42 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
43 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:57  
44 Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team    
45 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 0:00:59  
46 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
47 Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
48 Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo Bank    
49 Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team    
50 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:01:07  
51 Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
52 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
53 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone    
54 Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
55 Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
56 Robinson Chalapud Gomez (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes    
57 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
58 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team    
59 Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:01:12  
60 Francisco Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team    
61 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
62 Luca Ascani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:01:16  
63 Jérome Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:01:20  
64 Ego Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
65 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
66 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda    
67 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:29  
68 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
69 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:40  
70 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team 0:01:53  
71 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD    
72 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
73 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
74 Juan Horrach Ripoll (Spa) Katusha Team    
75 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda 0:02:04  
76 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:02:40  
77 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
78 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team    
79 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
80 Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan    
81 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
82 Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:02:52  
83 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Barracuda 0:03:15  
84 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Barracuda    
85 Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
86 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes    
87 Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes 0:03:21  
88 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:28  
89 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:03:57  
90 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:04:07  
91 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-Nissan 0:04:15  
92 Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia    
93 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat    
94 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
95 Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan    
96 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling    
97 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:04:40  
98 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia    
99 Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia    
100 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
101 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
102 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
103 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
104 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
105 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
106 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team    
107 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:55  
108 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
109 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:05:08  
110 Federico Canuti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:06:05  
111 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
112 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
113 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank    
114 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
115 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
116 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team 0:07:28  
117 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
118 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Katusha Team 0:07:51  
119 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 0:08:55  
120 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 0:10:51  
121 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
122 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat    
123 Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
124 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone    
125 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
126 Jurgen Wandewalle (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
127 Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes    
128 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
129 Michael Schar (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
130 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
131 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD    
132 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
133 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan    
134 Luis Felipe Laverde Jimenez (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes    
135 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
136 Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
137 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:11:23  
138 Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
139 Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo Bank 0:13:07  
140 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank    
141 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
142 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Barracuda 0:17:35  
143 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team    
144 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin - Barracuda    
145 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
146 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling    
147 Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes    
148 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
149 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
150 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
151 Wilson Marentes Torres (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes    
152 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Barracuda    
153 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
154 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
155 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling    
156 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
157 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
158 Baden Cooke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
159 Svein Tuft (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
160 Jens Mouris (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
161 Marco Coledan (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
162 Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
163 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
164 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling    
165 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan 0:17:53  
166 Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan    
167 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
168 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team    
169 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
170 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team    
171 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
172 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia    
DNS Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team    
DNS Thomas Lovkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling    
Points
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 12 pts
2 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team 10  
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 8  
4 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 7  
5 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 6  
6 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 5  
7 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 4  
8 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 3  
9 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 2  
10 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 1  
Sprint 1 - L'Aquila, 116.9km
1 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank 5 pts
2 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 3  
3 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
4 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team 1  
Sprint 2 - Bucchianico, 231.9km
1 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team 5 pts
2 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank 3  
3 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 2  
4 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1  
Mountain 1 - Sella di Corno, 95.2km
1 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 5 pts
2 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank 3  
3 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
4 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 1  
Mountain 2 - Valico della Forchetta, 212km
1 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 5 pts
2 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 3  
3 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank 2  
4 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team 1  
Mountain 3 - Chieti, 250km
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 5 pts
2 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 3  
3 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 2  
4 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team 1  
Teams
1 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 22:15:09  
2 Astana Pro Team 0:00:03  
3 Katusha Team 0:00:15  
4 AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:20  
5 Acqua & Sapone 0:00:24  
6 Movistar Team 0:00:33  
7 Colnago - CSF Inox 0:00:58  
8 BMC Racing Team 0:01:27  
9 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:39  
10 Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:01:40  
11 Team Saxo Bank 0:01:48  
12 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:57  
13 Liquigas-Cannondale 0:02:01  
14 Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:02:18  
15 RadioShack-Nissan 0:02:31  
16 FDJ-Big Mat 0:04:04  
17 Colombia - Coldeportes 0:04:27  
18 Garmin - Barracuda 0:06:00  
19 Lampre - ISD 0:06:06  
20 Sky Procycling 0:07:15  
21 GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:08:31  
22 Lotto Belisol Team 0:10:07  
General classification after stage 4
1 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 19:01:54  
2 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team 0:00:07  
3 Cameron Meyer (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:00:13  
4 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:21  
5 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:00:22  
6 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:30  
7 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:32  
8 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:34  
9 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 0:00:35  
10 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:36  
11 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team    
12 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:41  
13 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
14 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:42  
15 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team    
16 Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:43  
17 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:45  
18 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:00:46  
19 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 0:00:52  
20 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:00:53  
21 Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia    
22 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
23 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:00:55  
24 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:56  
25 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:00:57  
26 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:01:04  
27 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:05  
28 David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
29 Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:01:06  
30 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:01:11  
31 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:01:12  
32 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:01:15  
33 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:17  
34 Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:20  
35 Rui Costa (Por) Movistar Team    
36 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:22  
37 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:24  
38 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:27  
39 Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:28  
40 Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
41 Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:01:29  
42 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone    
43 Jose Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:31  
44 Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:39  
45 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:01:40  
46 Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
47 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:01:41  
48 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:01:44  
49 Luca Ascani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:01:46  
50 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:01:47  
51 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
52 Jérome Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:01:54  
53 Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team 0:01:58  
54 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:02:00  
55 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:02:03  
56 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda 0:02:04  
57 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:05  
58 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:02:07  
59 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team 0:02:08  
60 Francisco Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:10  
61 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes 0:02:12  
62 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD 0:02:22  
63 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:02:27  
64 Ego Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:28  
65 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:02:31  
66 Robinson Chalapud Gomez (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes 0:02:35  
67 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:02:46  
68 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:48  
69 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team 0:02:54  
70 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:03:16  
71 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:03:18  
72 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
73 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:03:21  
74 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
75 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:03:39  
76 Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:41  
77 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda 0:03:46  
78 Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:03:52  
79 Juan Horrach Ripoll (Spa) Katusha Team 0:04:06  
80 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:04:10  
81 Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan 0:04:15  
82 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:04:20  
83 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:04:25  
84 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:04:34  
85 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Barracuda 0:04:44  
86 Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes 0:04:49  
87 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:04:53  
88 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 0:04:58  
89 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team 0:05:03  
90 Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:05:07  
91 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:05:09  
92 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:05:10  
93 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia    
94 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:05:14  
95 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:05:15  
96 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:05:18  
97 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:05:20  
98 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale 0:05:21  
99 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:05:29  
100 Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan 0:05:31  
101 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:05:34  
102 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:05:36  
103 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:05:57  
104 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:06:33  
105 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:06:43  
106 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:07:05  
107 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-Nissan 0:07:06  
108 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:07:11  
109 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:07:46  
110 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team 0:07:48  
111 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Katusha Team 0:08:08  
112 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat 0:08:09  
113 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 0:09:36  
114 Federico Canuti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:10:22  
115 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:10:31  
116 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan 0:10:51  
117 Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:11:13  
118 Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:11:14  
119 Jurgen Wandewalle (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:11:19  
120 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD 0:11:20  
121 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone 0:11:23  
122 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:11:59  
123 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
124 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
125 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:12:15  
126 Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
127 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank 0:13:23  
128 Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo Bank 0:13:28  
129 Michael Schar (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:14:06  
130 Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:14:13  
131 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat 0:14:35  
132 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 0:14:42  
133 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 0:14:45  
134 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:15:08  
135 Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:15:55  
136 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes 0:16:13  
137 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 0:17:28  
138 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:17:29  
139 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:17:50  
140 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Barracuda 0:17:53  
141 Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan    
142 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank 0:17:56  
143 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:18:04  
144 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team 0:18:12  
145 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan 0:18:19  
146 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team 0:18:21  
147 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia    
148 Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:18:22  
149 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:18:24  
150 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:18:38  
151 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:19:05  
152 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:19:10  
153 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:19:21  
154 Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes 0:19:27  
155 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:19:48  
156 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:20:08  
157 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:20:31  
158 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:20:50  
159 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:20:55  
160 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:21:15  
161 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:21:33  
162 Luis Felipe Laverde Jimenez (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes 0:23:49  
163 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team 0:25:11  
164 Marco Coledan (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:25:21  
165 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:25:48  
166 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:27:05  
167 Jens Mouris (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:27:21  
168 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin - Barracuda 0:29:05  
169 Baden Cooke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:29:17  
170 Wilson Marentes Torres (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes 0:30:33  
171 Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes    
172 Svein Tuft (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:32:19  
Points classification
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 27 pts
2 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling 15  
3 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 15  
4 Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 13  
5 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 12  
6 Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 10  
7 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team 10  
8 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Katusha Team 10  
9 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team 10  
10 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 9  
11 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank 8  
12 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 8  
13 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 8  
14 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 7  
15 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team 6  
16 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 6  
17 Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 6  
18 Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 6  
Mountains classification
1 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 23 pts
2 Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 6  
3 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes 6  
4 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 5  
5 Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 5  
6 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 5  
7 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank 5  
8 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 3  
9 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 2  
10 Svein Tuft (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team 2  
11 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team 1  
12 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team 1  
13 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 1  
14 Wilson Marentes Torres (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes 1  
Young riders classification
1 Cameron Meyer (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 19:02:07  
2 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:08  
3 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 0:00:39  
4 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:01:02  
5 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:04  
6 Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:07  
7 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:14  
8 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone 0:01:16  
9 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:01:31  
10 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:01:34  
11 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:02:33  
12 Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes 0:04:36  
13 Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:04:54  
14 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:04:56  
15 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:05:02  
16 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:05:44  
17 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:06:20  
18 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:06:30  
19 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan 0:10:38  
20 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:12:02  
21 Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
22 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank 0:13:10  
23 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 0:14:32  
24 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes 0:16:00  
25 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan 0:18:06  
26 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:18:57  
27 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:19:08  
28 Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes 0:19:14  
29 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:19:35  
30 Marco Coledan (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:25:08  
31 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:25:35  
32 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:26:52  
Teams classification
1 Astana Pro Team 56:28:41  
2 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:15  
3 Katusha Team 0:00:22  
4 AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:27  
5 Acqua & Sapone 0:00:30  
6 Movistar Team 0:01:15  
7 Colnago - CSF Inox 0:01:34  
8 Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:01:51  
9 BMC Racing Team 0:01:52  
10 Team Saxo Bank 0:01:53  
11 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:02:03  
12 RadioShack-Nissan 0:02:15  
13 Liquigas-Cannondale 0:02:20  
14 Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:02:36  
15 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:49  
16 FDJ-Big Mat 0:04:48  
17 Colombia - Coldeportes 0:05:39  
18 Garmin - Barracuda 0:05:41  
19 Lampre - ISD 0:06:19  
20 Sky Procycling 0:07:02  
21 GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:07:55  
22 Lotto Belisol Team 0:10:16