Sagan speeds to soggy Tirreno-Adriatico stage win

Cavendish too late, but keeps race lead

Peter Sagan (Cannondale) won stage 3 of Tirreno-Adriatico, beating Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) and Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) to the line in Narni Scalo.

The Cannondale leader came through in the finale of another rain-affected stage, powering to the line inside the closing 150 meters to leave his rivals trailing. Mark Cavendish, who retained his lead in the overall classification, was unable to get on terms with Sagan, despite finishing strongly.

“I’m happy. It’s the first time I’ve beaten Mark in my career, I think," Sagan said.

“There was a climb, we rode hard and I think the sprinters felt it. In the final 500m Mark had no more lead-out men. I was on Greipel’s wheel, Mark went shoulder to shoulder with me but he was sporting and dropped in behind. It was good for me, anyway, not for him.”

Cavendish was gracious in defeat, giving compliments to his Slovakian rival.

“I tried to get on Greipel’s wheel, but Sagan was already there. I started my sprint early, but someone always comes from behind so I tried to hold something back. Peter [Sagan] did really well.”

Yesterday’s stage winner Matt Goss (Orica-GreenEdge) was forced to finish fifth with the revitalised Gerald Ciolek (MTN-Qhubeka) taking fourth.

Inside the final 15 kilometres Juan Antonio Flecha (Vacansoleil) launched a vicious attack. The Spaniard was chased by Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack-Leopard), before Lars Boom of Blanco put in a counter attack.

Orica-GreenEdge began to mount a chase with Omega Pharma following suit as they attempted to make up for yesterday’s disappointment and perhaps licking their wounds after public criticism from sprinter Cavendish.

Boom’s move was cancelled out as the peloton began the last lap of the wet finishing circuit, and with their tails up after yesterday’s win Orica and Matt Goss set the pace. The Australian lost crucial ground when his team guided him the long way around a roundabout inside the final 3 kilometres as Matteo Rabottini (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia), a stage winner in last year’s Giro, attacked.

Once the Italian was reeled in and Goss had recovered his position Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff) moved to the front to keep out of trouble. Vacansoleil's Sergey Lagutin took advantage of a lull in the action, escaping with 2.5 kilometres to go but with the sprinters’ teams in contention there was little chance of a late attack succeeding.

GreenEdge ended the Uzbeki’s chances and led the field into the final kilometre. Greipel appeared to be best placed as the sprint opened up, with Cavendish slightly hampered by his position.

How it happened

The roads were dry in Indicatore for the start of the 190km stage but the low clouds looked threatening and as soon as race director Stefano Allocchio dropped the start flag, the rain began to fall for a third consecutive stage. Only Bram Tankink (Blanco Pro Cycling Team) did not start, meaning 174 riders remained in the race.

Most of the peloton was happy to roll along covered in vests and rain coats, but Cesare Benedetti (NetApp-Endura) and Garikoitz Bravo (Euskaltel-Euskadi) jumped away at the very start to continue their personal battle for the green climber's jersey. They were joined by Francesco Failli (Fantini Vini-Selle Italia) and the peloton let them go. They quickly opened a six-minute gap as the stage headed south towards Umbria.

After 100km of racing, the gap reached nine minutes, with Omega Pharma-Quick Step setting a steady tempo on the front.

The race eventually came alive on the climb to Todi, with Benedetti accelerating from his breakaway companions to take the mountain points and the green jersey. The German-registered NetApp-Endura team did not secure a wild-card invitation to this year's Giro d'Italia but is showing it deserved its place at Tirreno-Adriatico.

The peloton rode at a steady pace on the climb and on the following hills, with the only disruption coming when Andy Schleck (RadioShack-Leopard) appeared to have a mechanical problem and put his foot down, blocking the riders behind him. They all quickly got going again.

The breakaway faded in the Umbrian hills, with Bravo dropping back to the peloton and Benedetti and Failli riding on at a steady pace. Fortunately the roads were dry, if slightly muddy, inspiring the other teams to help the chase.

FDJ appeared on the front, riding for Arnaud Demare, Lotto Belisol was there for Andre Greipel, Argos-Shimano for John Degenkolb and Cannondale Pro Cycling for Peter Sagan. The gap fell to close to a minute with 40km to go but the peloton eased, not wanting to catch the break with close to an hour of racing still to go. The average race speed was 35km/h.

The only movement in the peloton were the retirements of Simoni Stortoni (Lampre-Merida) and Nick Nuyens (Garmin-Sharp). The Belgian has been struggling with his hip in races after his operation during the winter to treat his hip fracture.

The gap went back up to close to two minutes but began to fall again as Omega Pharma-QuickStep returned to the front with 30km to go. It was 35 seconds as the riders passed through the final intermediate sprint in Narni.

Cannondale Pro Cycling hit the front on the second part of the gradual climb through Narni and quickly closed the gap, with race radio announcing 'gruppo compatto' with 20km to go.

The men in green were keen to distance some of the poorer climbers, with Francesco Chicchi (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) one of the first to suffer.

It was a sign of what was to come in the high-speed finale of the race.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling5:15:12 
2Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
3André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol  
4Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka  
5Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
6Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
7Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
8Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
9Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
10Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
11Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
12Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
13Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
14Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
15Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
16Oscar Gatto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia  
17Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
18Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling  
19Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team  
20Ioannis Tamouridis (Gre) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
21Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge  
22Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha  
23Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
24Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
25Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
26Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
27Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
28Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
29Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
30Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling  
31Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team  
32Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
33Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
34Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
35Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
36Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
37Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
38Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team  
39Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida  
40Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling  
41Jacobus Venter (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka  
42Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard  
43Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
44Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
45Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
46Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
47Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
48Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling  
49Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard  
50Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia  
51Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp  
52Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team  
53Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard  
54Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard  
55Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
56Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge  
57Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
58Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN-Qhubeka  
59Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
60Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
61Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
62Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN-Qhubeka  
63Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team  
64Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
65Paul Martens (Ger) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
66Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team  
67Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling  
68Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
69Mauro Finetto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia  
70Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia  
71Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
72Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
73Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
74Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
75Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
76Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura  
77Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team  
78Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
79Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
80Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha  
81Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha  
82Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
83Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
84Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha  
85Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling  
86Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
87Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
88Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
89Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
90Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
91Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:20 
92Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
93Lars Boom (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:00:28 
94Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura  
95Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol0:00:52 
96Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
97Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team  
98Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:22 
99Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:01:34 
100Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura0:01:53 
101David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura  
102Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Sharp  
103Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack Leopard  
104Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
105Danilo Hondo (Ger) RadioShack Leopard  
106Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol  
107Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
108Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
109Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
110Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ  
111Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ  
112Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha  
113Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
114Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia  
115Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ  
116Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
117Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ  
118Robert Vrecer (Slo) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
119Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team  
120Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
121Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha  
122Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ  
123Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
124José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura  
125Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:03 
126Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:03:21 
127Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:24 
128Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka  
129Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard  
130Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ0:04:47 
131Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Sharp0:05:00 
132Martin Reimer (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka  
133Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
134Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol  
135Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard  
136Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
137Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
138Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
139Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdge  
140Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
141Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
142Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Garmin-Sharp  
143Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
144Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp  
145Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
146Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha  
147Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura  
148Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin-Sharp  
149Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha  
150Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
151Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:08:53 
152Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ  
153Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
154Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp-Endura  
155Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
156Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol  
157Francesco Failli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia  
158Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia  
159Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
160Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
161Maarten Wynants (Bel) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
162Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
163Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
164Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) MTN-Qhubeka  
165Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
166Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge  
167John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
168Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
169Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia  
170Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
171Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka0:11:00 
172Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling0:16:15 
DNSBram Tankink (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
DNFSimone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
DNFNick Nuyens (Bel) Garmin-Sharp  
Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp-Endura5 pts
2Francesco Failli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia3 
3Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
4Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1 
Sprint 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Francesco Failli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia5 pts
2Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp-Endura3 
3Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step2 
4Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdge1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling12 pts
2Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step10 
3André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol8 
4Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka7 
5Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge6 
6Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida5 
7Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp4 
8Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team3 
9Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale2 
10Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano1 
General classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step11:23:08 
2Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:07 
3Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:09 
4Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
5Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
6Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:18 
7Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team0:00:20 
8Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team  
9Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team  
10Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team  
11Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team  
12Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team  
13Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:23 
14Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team0:00:25 
15Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
16Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
17Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
18Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:28 
19Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
20Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:29 
21Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
22Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
23Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
24Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team0:00:30 
25Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:33 
26Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge  
27Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling0:00:34 
28Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling  
29Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling  
30Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling  
31Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling  
32Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
33Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling  
34Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:38 
35Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
36Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
37Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:44 
38Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
39Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
40Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida  
41Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
42Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:00:45 
43Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard  
44Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard  
45Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:00:46 
46Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
47Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
48Paul Martens (Ger) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
49Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:00:48 
50Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura  
51Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha0:00:53 
52Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha  
53Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha  
54Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha  
55André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol0:00:59 
56Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:01:00 
57Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
58Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
59Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka0:01:05 
60Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:01:06 
61Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp  
62Jacobus Venter (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka0:01:09 
63Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN-Qhubeka  
64Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN-Qhubeka  
65Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:01:11 
66Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:13 
67Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
68Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
69Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
70Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
71Lars Boom (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:01:14 
72Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
73Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
74Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
75Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
76Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:01:15 
77Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia  
78Ioannis Tamouridis (Gre) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
79Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
80Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
81Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
82Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
83Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:01:23 
84Oscar Gatto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:01:26 
85Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:01:31 
86Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
87Mauro Finetto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:01:43 
88Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol0:01:55 
89Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:02:07 
90Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:02:18 
91Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
92Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:02:21 
93Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team0:02:22 
94Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:02:31 
95Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura  
96Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:02:34 
97Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:02:35 
98Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:36 
99Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:02:37 
100Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack Leopard0:02:38 
101Danilo Hondo (Ger) RadioShack Leopard  
102Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:39 
103Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura0:02:41 
104David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura  
105Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha0:02:46 
106Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha  
107Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol0:02:56 
108Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Sharp0:02:59 
109Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ0:03:04 
110Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ  
111Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:03:06 
112Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:03:08 
113Robert Vrecer (Slo) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
114José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura0:03:11 
115Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:18 
116Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard0:03:20 
117Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:03:28 
118Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:03:50 
119Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ0:03:52 
120Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:03:57 
121Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ0:04:46 
122Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:04:57 
123Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ0:04:58 
124Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
125Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:05:28 
126Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdge0:05:33 
127Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:38 
128Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:05:47 
129Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura0:05:48 
130Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:05:50 
131Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ0:05:58 
132Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:06:00 
133Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard  
134Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp0:06:06 
135Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin-Sharp0:06:16 
136Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:06:19 
137Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Sharp0:06:35 
138Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard0:06:36 
139Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:07:03 
140Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka0:07:30 
141Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol0:07:36 
142Martin Reimer (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka0:07:44 
143Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:07:47 
144Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Garmin-Sharp0:07:52 
145Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:07:56 
146Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:08:16 
147Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:08:19 
148Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha0:08:29 
149Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha  
150Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:45 
151Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge0:09:26 
152Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:09:31 
153Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:09:34 
154John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:09:53 
155Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano  
156Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:09:56 
157Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol  
158Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) MTN-Qhubeka0:10:02 
159Francesco Failli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:10:03 
160Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ0:10:04 
161Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:10:08 
162Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:10:46 
163Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp-Endura0:10:49 
164Maarten Wynants (Bel) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:11:07 
165Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
166Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:11:09 
167Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:11:22 
168Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:11:39 
169Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka0:12:09 
170Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
171Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:12:12 
172Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling0:18:55 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step21 pts
2Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge18 
3Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka15 
4Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling14 
5André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol12 
6Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale12 
7Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp-Endura11 
8Francesco Failli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia8 
9Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida7 
10Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling5 
11Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia5 
12Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step5 
13Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida5 
14Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ5 
15Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp4 
16Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team3 
17Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN-Qhubeka3 
18Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
19Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano1 
20Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1 
21Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdge1 
22Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale1 
23Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1 
24Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team-5 
25Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin-Sharp-5 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step11:23:15 
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:11 
3Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team0:00:13 
4Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:18 
5Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:21 
6Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling0:00:27 
7Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling  
8Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:37 
9Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
10Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:00:39 
11Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
12Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:53 
13Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN-Qhubeka0:01:02 
14Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:01:04 
15Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:01:08 
16Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack Leopard0:02:31 
17David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura0:02:34 
18Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Sharp0:02:52 
19Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:04:50 
20Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ0:04:51 
21Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
22Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:31 
23Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura0:05:41 
24Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:05:53 
25Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp0:05:59 
26John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:09:46 
27Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:09:49 
28Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:10:39 
29Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:11:32 
30Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling0:18:48 


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