Rodriguez attacks to take penultimate stage victory

Horner retains overall lead

Spain's Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) won stage six of the 2012 Tirrano-Adriatico after staging a daring breakaway with 1km to go and holding off a chasing pack headed by local favourites Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) and Danilo Di Luca (Acqua & Sapone). Chris Horner (RadioShack-Nissan) retains the overall lead in the GC with the final stage, a 9.3km individual time trial at San Benedetto del Tronto on Tuesday afternoon, still remaining.

Rodriguez used his skill and experience as a climber to secure the win on the 181km stage that featured several climbs right up until the dramatic hilltop finish. The 32-year-old from Barcelona isn’t a stranger to success here, having secured stage wins in both 2008 and 2009, but was glad to get his first World Tour win of the season close to Italy’s Adriatic coast.

"I'm very happy with today's victory," Rodriguez said. "In the last two stages I was a little disappointed: they were good courses for me but I couldn't win, also because my rivals were in a better shape. Instead, today in theory it was a better stage for Oscar Freire, more suitable to his characteristics, but when I saw he was not ahead I tried to win.

"My only chance was to anticipate the sprint and attack from far out, because in the bunch there was Peter Sagan and I couldn't compete with him in a sprint. It was an important victory: now I'm more persuaded that the work we did between Tour of Oman and Tirreno-Adriatico was good. I proved I'm getting better and better and for Vuelta al Pais Vasco I'll be ready to take some other good results."

The minutes leading up the start were dominated by several high profile withdrawals, notably those of Philippe Gilbert (BMC), Edvald Boasson Hagen and Matthew Goss (GreenEdge). All three cited illness and they were joined on the sidelines less than halfway through the stage by Mark Cavendish (Team Sky), who pulled out to focus on his preparations for the upcoming Milan-San Remo.

The stage itself covered an initial loop of 84km before six undulating laps of just over 16km each. Each lap featured the gruelling 2.5km Ponte delle Pietre climb at its conclusion, which provided a stern test for the top quality field that has assembled here. With just a time trial remaining after the completion of the stage, the riders were well aware of the importance attached to this afternoon’s action.

Peloton stays in touch

After 67km of racing a breakaway group had built up a lead of four minutes. Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Acqua & Sapone), Luis Felipe Laverde (Colombia - Coldeportes), Arthur Vichot (FDJ-Big Mat), Andrei Amador (Movistar), Branislau Samoilau (Movistar), Serge Pauwels (Omega-Pharma QuickStep) and Mirko Selvaggi (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) worked to extend the gap but never managed a decisive advantage.

Katusha, Liquigas-Cannondale, Garmin and Omega-Pharma QuickStep all took turns in pulling the peloton closer to the leaders, and with 20km to go the gap was down to under a minute and the leading group had been reduced to four riders – Vichot, Pauwels, Betancur and Andrei Amadur (Movistar) – and by this stage it was becoming clear that the chasing pack would catch them.

With just 5.2km left to go in the race they did just that and the race was set for a dramatic finish up the final climb at the end of an energy-sapping afternoon on the road.

After Di Luca and Michele Scarponi briefly thrilled the home spectators by attacking, Christophe Riblon (AG2R-La Mondiale) put in a promising bid and was joined by Domenico Pozzovivo (Colnago-CSF Inox), but with Liquigas fuelled by Peter Sagan, the pair were not allowed any purchase.

The move served to set up Rodriguez perfectly with 1km to go, and when he lept off the front with bold burst of speed, he built an advantage of several metres. This time Sagan's selfless teamwork was unsuccessful in catching the escapee, but he closed the gap enough to give Nibali a launchpad to sprint for the second place bonus seconds.

Nibali remains in third overall, but narrowed the gap between himself and Horner at the top of the GC to just six seconds. With Astana’s Roman Kreuziger sandwiched in between them, tomorrow’s final battle promises to be an intriguing one.

"Today's second place makes me almost as happy as a victory," Nibali said. "I gained six important seconds for the general classification, and that makes me even more confident for the time trial tomorrow. It's clear numerical advantage and above all a psychological one. Horner is the leader but I think the man to beat is Kreuziger."

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team4:38:27 
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
3Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
4Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
5Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
6Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
7Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team  
8Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
9Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
10Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
11Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale  
12Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:05 
13Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
14Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:10 
15Francisco Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:16 
16Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
17Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
18Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
19Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
20Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
21Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
22Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
23Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team  
24Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
25Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:00:20 
26Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
27Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
28Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
29Cameron Meyer (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
30Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo Bank  
31Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team  
32Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team  
33Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank  
34Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
35Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD  
36Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
37Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team  
38Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team  
39Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team0:00:24 
40Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:00:29 
41Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
42Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:32 
43Jose Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:40 
44Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
45Rui Costa (Por) Movistar Team  
46Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:54 
47Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:20 
48Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda  
49Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
50Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
51Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
52Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
53Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
54Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
55Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
56Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
57Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
58David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
59Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
60Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Katusha Team  
61Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo Bank  
62Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
63Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
64Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
65Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
66Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling0:02:06 
67Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:02:39 
68Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone  
69Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone  
70Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
71Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo Bank  
72George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
73Stuart O'Grady (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
74Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
75Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
76Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:03:50 
77Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan0:04:22 
78Jérome Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
79Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
80Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:04:39 
81Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
82Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
83Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:05:16 
84Jurgen Wandewalle (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:05:28 
85Juan Horrach Ripoll (Spa) Katusha Team  
86Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
87Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team  
88Luis Felipe Laverde Jimenez (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
89Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team  
90Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:06:08 
91Ego Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
92Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
93Luca Ascani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:06:28 
94Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-Nissan  
95Michael Schar (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
96Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan  
97Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan0:06:53 
98Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
99Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
100Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan  
101Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
102Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:07:45 
103Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
104Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
105Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda  
106Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:09:13 
107Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team  
108Federico Canuti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:12:58 
109Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:14:06 
110Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
111Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
112Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
113Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:16:20 
114Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
115Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:16:25 
116Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
117Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
118Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin - Barracuda  
119Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale  
120André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team  
121Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
122Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan  
123Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD  
124Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank  
125Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan  
126Arnaud Gerard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
127Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
128Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
129Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
130Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
131Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
132Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
133Svein Tuft (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
134Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
135Wilson Marentes Torres (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
136Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
137Robinson Chalapud Gomez (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
138Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
139Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
140Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
141David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Barracuda  
142Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
143Marco Coledan (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
144Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
145Jens Mouris (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
146Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat  
147Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling  
148Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
DNSPhilippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
DNSMatthew Harley Goss (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
DNSVicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team  
DNSEdvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
DNFJuan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
DNFMark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling  
DNFBernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling  
DNFRuben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
DNFRobert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Barracuda  
DNFBaden Cooke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
DNFTomas Vaitkus (Ltu) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
DNFAlessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
DNFPaul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
DNFChristopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling  
DNFBenoit Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
DNFJohan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
DNFDominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat  
DNFWilliam Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
DNFJens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
DNFMarcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team  
DNFJelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
DNFLars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
Mountain 1 - Ripatransone, 17.2km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team5 pts
2Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD3 
3Ego Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
4Juan Horrach Ripoll (Spa) Katusha Team1 
Mountain 2 - Ponte Delle Pietre, 145.1km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone5 pts
2Luis Felipe Laverde Jimenez (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes3 
3Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
4Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team1 
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team12 pts
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale10 
3Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Acqua & Sapone8 
4Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone8 
5Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan7 
6Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale6 
7Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team6 
8Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team5 
9Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team4 
10Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia3 
11Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep3 
12Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD2 
13Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat2 
14Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
15Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
16Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team1 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team13:55:37 
2AG2R La Mondiale0:00:05 
3Astana Pro Team0:00:10 
4Katusha Team0:00:20 
5Colnago - Csf Inox0:00:21 
6Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:00:33 
7Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:40 
8Movistar Team0:00:44 
9Team Saxo Bank0:00:56 
10Acqua & Sapone0:01:24 
11Lampre - ISD  
12BMC Racing Team0:01:44 
13Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:53 
14Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:02:40 
15Liquigas-Cannondale0:04:23 
16FDJ-Big Mat0:06:36 
17Greenedge Cycling Team0:09:36 
18Radioshack-Nissan0:10:34 
19Lotto Belisol Team0:21:57 
20Colombia - Coldeportes0:22:57 
21Garmin - Barracuda0:25:14 
22Sky Procycling0:34:40 
General classification after stage 6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan29:27:06 
2Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team0:00:05 
3Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:06 
4Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:45 
5Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:47 
6Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:48 
7Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team0:00:50 
8Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:15 
9Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:01:21 
10Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:22 
11Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:24 
12Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:01:35 
13Cameron Meyer (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:01:43 
14Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team0:01:57 
15Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:02:19 
16Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:42 
17Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team0:02:49 
18Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:02:52 
19Jose Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:58 
20Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:05 
21Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:04:12 
22Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:04:31 
23Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:06:40 
24Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:06:50 
25Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:08:23 
26Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:09:06 
27Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:10:24 
28Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:10:34 
29Rui Costa (Por) Movistar Team0:11:49 
30Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:12:24 
31Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:12:37 
32Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:12:38 
33Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:12:49 
34Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD0:13:06 
35Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:13:31 
36Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:13:46 
37Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda0:13:48 
38Jérome Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:14:39 
39Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:25 
40Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:15:53 
41Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:16:09 
42George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team0:16:24 
43Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone0:16:53 
44Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling0:17:04 
45Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:17:05 
46Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team0:17:25 
47Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:17:48 
48Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:18:54 
49Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo Bank0:19:00 
50Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:19:11 
51Juan Horrach Ripoll (Spa) Katusha Team0:19:41 
52Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:19:44 
53Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:20:35 
54Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:20:39 
55Ego Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:20:58 
56Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:22:23 
57Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team0:22:50 
58Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:23:16 
59Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:23:38 
60Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:23:48 
61Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:23:57 
62Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team0:24:07 
63Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo Bank0:24:19 
64Francisco Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team0:24:20 
65Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
66Luca Ascani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:24:51 
67Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team0:25:12 
68Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:25:17 
69Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:25:33 
70Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:25:35 
71Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:26:35 
72Jurgen Wandewalle (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:26:36 
73Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:26:44 
74Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo Bank0:27:02 
75Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan0:28:43 
76Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank0:28:47 
77Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team0:28:48 
78Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:29:11 
79David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:29:14 
80Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling0:29:35 
81Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:29:56 
82Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:30:17 
83Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:30:20 
84Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Katusha Team0:31:22 
85Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:32:25 
86Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:33:10 
87Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan0:33:22 
88Michael Schar (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:34:14 
89Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-Nissan0:34:20 
90Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:34:49 
91Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia  
92Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:34:51 
93Stuart O'Grady (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:35:12 
94Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:35:37 
95Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone0:35:56 
96Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:36:06 
97Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team0:36:10 
98Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale0:36:27 
99Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:36:45 
100Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda0:36:51 
101Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan0:37:07 
102Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:38:45 
103Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan0:38:49 
104Federico Canuti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:40:04 
105Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:40:33 
106Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:40:42 
107Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:42:41 
108David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Barracuda0:43:03 
109Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:43:13 
110Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:43:37 
111Arnaud Gerard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:43:54 
112Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:44:20 
113Robinson Chalapud Gomez (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:44:26 
114Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:45:59 
115Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:46:01 
116Luis Felipe Laverde Jimenez (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
117Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:46:17 
118Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:46:28 
119Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan0:46:40 
120Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:47:12 
121Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:49:02 
122Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:49:42 
123Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank0:51:42 
124Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Barracuda0:53:04 
125Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:54:02 
126Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:54:32 
127Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD0:54:34 
128Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:55:35 
129Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:56:38 
130Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:57:22 
131Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:57:42 
132Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat0:57:49 
133Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:59:59 
134Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia1:01:35 
135Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD1:01:36 
136Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team1:02:35 
137Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Barracuda1:04:36 
138Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone1:04:56 
139André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team1:05:20 
140Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan1:05:27 
141Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:05:41 
142Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling1:08:03 
143Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox1:10:19 
144Marco Coledan (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox1:10:38 
145Wilson Marentes Torres (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes1:12:20 
146Jens Mouris (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team1:14:29 
147Svein Tuft (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team1:15:33 
148Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin - Barracuda1:16:13 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox24 pts
2Ego Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi9 
3Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale7 
4Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes6 
5Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia6 
6Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale5 
7Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team5 
8Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone5 
9Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale5 
10Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox5 
11Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5 
12Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank5 
13Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan4 
14Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team4 
15Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Acqua & Sapone3 
16Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD3 
17Luis Felipe Laverde Jimenez (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes3 
18Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
19Svein Tuft (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team2 
20Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
21Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia1 
22Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team1 
23Juan Horrach Ripoll (Spa) Katusha Team1 
24Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia1 
25Wilson Marentes Torres (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes1 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale30 pts
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale27 
3Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team24 
4Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan21 
5Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale17 
6Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team16 
7Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Acqua & Sapone15 
8Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Barracuda15 
9Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia13 
10Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team13 
11Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team12 
12Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox10 
13Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD10 
14Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Katusha Team10 
15André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team10 
16Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team9 
17Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone8 
18Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank8 
19Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox8 
20Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team6 
21Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale6 
22Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox6 
23Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team5 
24Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox5 
25Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone4 
26Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team3 
27Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep3 
28Francisco Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team3 
29Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia3 
30Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale3 
31Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team3 
32Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia3 
33Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
34Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team2 
35Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat2 
36Ego Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
37Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
38Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia2 
39Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
40Svein Tuft (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team2 
41Jose Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team1 
42Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team1 
43Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team1 
44Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
45Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
46Jens Mouris (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team1 
47Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone-5 
Best young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team29:28:30 
2Cameron Meyer (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:19 
3Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:18 
4Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:02:48 
5Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:03:07 
6Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone0:15:29 
7Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:15:41 
8Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:17:47 
9Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:19:15 
10Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:22:33 
11Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo Bank0:25:38 
12Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:27:47 
13Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling0:28:11 
14Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:28:56 
15Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:31:01 
16Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:34:42 
17Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan0:35:43 
18Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:39:09 
19Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:41:17 
20Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:44:35 
21Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:44:37 
22Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:44:53 
23Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:45:04 
24Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank0:50:18 
25Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Barracuda0:51:40 
26Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:52:38 
27Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:53:08 
28Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan1:04:03 
29Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox1:08:55 
30Marco Coledan (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox1:09:14 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katusha Team87:48:23 
2AG2R La Mondiale0:00:11 
3Astana Pro Team0:00:43 
4Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:03:48 
5Colnago - Csf Inox0:04:32 
6Movistar Team0:09:48 
7Euskaltel - Euskadi0:17:00 
8Team Saxo Bank0:17:13 
9Acqua & Sapone0:17:53 
10Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:21:12 
11Rabobank Cycling Team0:22:45 
12Liquigas-Cannondale0:25:14 
13BMC Racing Team0:30:58 
14Lampre - ISD0:31:07 
15Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:38:44 
16Radioshack-Nissan0:46:33 
17FDJ-Big Mat0:48:56 
18Colombia - Coldeportes0:55:40 
19Lotto Belisol Team1:00:17 
20Greenedge Cycling Team1:05:35 
21Garmin - Barracuda1:21:17 
22Sky Procycling1:29:23 

 

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