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Tirreno - Adriatico 2013

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March 6-12, 2013

March 09, Stage 4: Narni - Prati di Tivo 173km

Froome wins summit finish at Prati di Tivo

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Cycling News
Published:
March 09, 2013, 15:00 GMT,
Updated:
March 09, 2013, 19:02 GMT

Kwiatkowski takes over leader's jersey

Chris Froome claimed victory on stage 4 of Tirreno-Adriatico after a startling display of collective strength from his Sky team on the final climb to Prati di Tivo. The British rider’s performance leaves him well-placed in the general classification, four seconds behind new leader Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step).

Froome won the stage by accelerating across to a dangerous move featuring Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff), Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) and Mauro Santambrogio (Fantini Vini-Selle Italia) underneath the red kite and then blasting straight past them with a fearsome dig of his own.

The attack had a devastating effect on the already reduced leading group: while Froome took flight to win the stage, the remnants of the group spilled across the line in ones and twos after conceding significant ground over the final 700 metres. Santambrogio limited his losses to just six seconds, but Nibali lost 11 seconds to finish 3rd, Kwiatkowski conceded 13 seconds, Contador and Chris Horner (RadioShack Leopard) coughed up 15 seconds and Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) yielded 43.

After Richie Porte’s victory at Paris-Nice on Friday, it was the second time in as many days that a Sky rider had made some hefty – as opposed to marginal – gains in the final kilometre of a summit finish, but the collective might of Sky on the 13.5km that preceded Froome’s attack was perhaps the most striking feature of his win.

“My team did great work. They all helped me to be up there in the finale and fresher than everyone else,” Froome said immediately after crossing the line, acknowledging how his teammates Dario Cataldo, Sergio Henao and Rigoberto Uran had dictated terms all the way up Prati di Tivo, just as Sky had done at last year’s Tour de France, prompting comparisons with the US Postal Service of Lance Armstrong and the Banesto of Miguel Indurain.

Cataldo, a new signing from Omega Pharma-Quick Step, set the tone for Sky by tapping out a ferocious tempo on the lower half of the snow-banked climb. His long effort reeled in lone escapee Tomasz Marczynski (Vacansoleil-DCM) and saw Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) and Cadel Evans (BMC) all dropped with 7km still to race.

With the lead group down to just a dozen riders, Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff) tested the waters with 6km to go in a bid to pick up the bonus seconds on offer at the final intermediate sprint. His acceleration did in Cataldo, but Sergio Henao took over for the Sky train and immediately brought Contador to heel.

When Contador went again with 3km to go, Henao refused to match his acceleration and again gradually dragged Froome and the diminished group of favourites up towards him. Two kilometres from the line, Vincenzo Nibali decided to try his luck and he bridged across to Contador with Santambrogio on his wheel, but again, Sky’s train maintained its tempo as Uran took over from Henao.

Nibali’s forcing meant that the trio had 40 metres in hand on Uran, Froome and Chris Horner approaching the final kilometre, but in a matter of seconds, the stage was turned on its head when Froome launched a fierce attack of his own. He caught Nibali and Contador with 800 metres to go, and then simply blasted past them to claim the stage win.

Surprisingly, Santambrogio was the best of the rest, while Nibali battled gamely to limit his losses. Contador struggled in the final kilometre alongside a steady Horner, while Rodriguez – who had used up a lot of energy to latch back on after being dropped 6km from the top – would ultimately come in 43 seconds down. The damage was even greater for Cadel Evans (BMC) who saw his overall hopes evaporate when he was dropped under Cataldo’s impetus.

“I have a lot of faith in my teammates: Uran, Sergio and Dario Cataldo,” Froome said. “They all did great work today and when they are like that, my job becomes much easier.”

One man who put up fierce resistance to Sky’s forcing was Michal Kwiatkowski. The young Pole was always well-placed behind Froome as the men in black forced the selection, and he gauged his effort well in the final kilometre to ensure that he did enough to take the blue jersey from Mark Cavendish and keep the overall lead in the Omega Pharma-Quick Step team for another day.

The early exchanges

After three days of racing in the rain, the Tirreno-Adriatico riders were pleased to see some blue skies and the occasional burst of sunshine as they rolled out of Narni for the 173km stage.

The only non-starter was Marco Mercato (Vacansoleil-DCM). The early break formed after just two kilometres, with Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana), Anthony Roux (FDJ), Tomasz Marczynski (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Francesco Failli (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) quickly opening a gap on the road towards the Rieti and the Abruzzo Apennines.

Failli was in the break on Friday and was clearly keen to take the green king of the mountains jersey from Cesare Benedetti (NetApp-Endura). He was first to the summit of the Forca di Arrone after 31km, with the break extending their lead to six minutes.

The gap touched 6:45 after 40km but began to fall as the stage headed to the mid-way point. Roux won the intermediate sprint in Rocca di Corno, beating Kessiakoff and Failli, with the peloton still in control, some five minutes down. Failli was the first over the summit of the Passo delle Capannelle ahead of Marczynski and Roux, securing more climber's points. However their lead had melted like the snow along the roadside, to just two minutes.

BMC lead the peloton down the fast descent to protect Cadel Evans, as the overall contenders began to position themselves for the final showdown on the 14.5km climb up to the ski resort of Prati di Tivo. The four were still clear as the race route turned right and hit the climb but Failli was the first to be dropped as the peloton began to hunt them down.

The start of the climb saw lots of riders sit up, including Peter Sagan (Cannondale Pro Cycling) and Andy Schleck (Radioshack-Leopard). For his part, race leader Mark Cavendish had already been dropped on the Capannelle and he was riding a sensible tempo to the finish.

Marczynski was the last to be caught from the break but his lead was just 45 seconds with nine kilometres to go, as Team Sky placed five riders on the front to lead the chase, set a fast tempo and protect Chris Froome. Damiano Cunego (Lampre-Merida), Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) and Eros Capecchi (Movistar) were the early victims of the fast pace. Marczynski was eventually caught with eight kilometres to go and it was time for the showdown between the big-name contenders.

Full Results
1 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 4:41:31  
2 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:00:06  
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:11  
4 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:00:13  
5 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard 0:00:15  
6 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
7 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 0:00:20  
8 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:43  
9 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha    
10 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:00:58  
11 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha    
12 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:04  
13 Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN-Qhubeka 0:01:06  
14 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:01:13  
15 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 0:01:15  
16 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:18  
17 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:31  
18 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida 0:01:45  
19 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
20 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team    
21 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp    
22 Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
23 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team 0:01:54  
24 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:02:09  
25 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
26 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling    
27 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:26  
28 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:37  
29 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:03:13  
30 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:03:23  
31 Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura 0:03:38  
32 José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura    
33 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team 0:04:38  
34 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 0:04:44  
35 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ 0:04:59  
36 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:06:11  
37 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
38 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:06:25  
39 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
40 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
41 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
42 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
43 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
44 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:07:31  
45 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
46 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
47 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ    
48 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ    
49 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ    
50 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha    
51 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
52 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha    
53 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
54 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
55 Robert Vrecer (Slo) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:09:12  
56 Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ 0:09:37  
57 Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team    
58 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:10:09  
59 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
60 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
61 Francesco Failli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
62 Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
63 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:10:12  
64 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:11:41  
65 Paul Martens (Ger) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:12:17  
66 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
67 Mauro Finetto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
68 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
69 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura    
70 Lars Boom (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
71 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
72 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
73 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling    
74 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard    
75 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale    
76 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp-Endura    
77 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha    
78 Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ    
79 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:13:22  
80 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:14:09  
81 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:14:23  
82 Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 0:15:07  
83 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard    
84 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard 0:15:17  
85 Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard    
86 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
87 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
88 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
89 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling    
90 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
91 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling    
92 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
93 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano    
94 Danilo Hondo (Ger) RadioShack Leopard    
95 Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
96 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:17:16  
97 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Sharp    
98 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
99 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
100 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha    
101 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha    
102 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
103 Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka    
104 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp    
105 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha    
106 Ioannis Tamouridis (Gre) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
107 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack Leopard    
108 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team    
109 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
110 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling    
111 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
112 Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
113 Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN-Qhubeka    
114 David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura    
115 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
116 Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
117 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka    
118 Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
119 Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
120 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team    
121 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
122 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
123 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
124 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
125 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
126 Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura    
127 Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
128 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
129 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura    
130 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
131 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge    
132 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdge    
133 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol 0:17:22  
134 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol    
135 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
136 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
137 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura    
138 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
139 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ    
140 Jacobus Venter (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka    
141 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
142 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
143 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
144 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:18:03  
145 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol 0:19:51  
146 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
147 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp    
148 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
149 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin-Sharp    
150 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol    
151 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
152 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Garmin-Sharp    
153 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
154 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
155 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Sharp    
156 Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka    
157 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
158 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
159 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
160 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
161 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ    
162 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol    
163 Martin Reimer (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka    
164 Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge    
165 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge    
166 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
167 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
168 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
169 Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:21:55  
DNS Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) MTN-Qhubeka    
DNF John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
Sprint 1 - Rocca di Corno, 90.5km
1 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ 5 pts
2 Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team 3  
3 Francesco Failli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 2  
4 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1  
Sprint 2 - Pietracamela, 167.1km
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 5 pts
2 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 3  
3 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 2  
4 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 1  
Points - Prati di Tivo. 173km
1 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 12 pts
2 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 10  
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 8  
4 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 7  
5 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard 6  
6 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 5  
7 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 4  
8 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 3  
9 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha 2  
10 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 1  
Mountain 1 - Forca di Arrone, 31.3km
1 Francesco Failli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 5 pts
2 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ 3  
3 Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team 2  
4 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1  
Mountain 2 - Passo delle Capannelle, 132km
1 Francesco Failli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 5 pts
2 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 3  
3 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ 2  
4 Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team 1  
Mountain 3 - Prati di Tivo, 173km
1 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 5 pts
2 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 3  
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 2  
4 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 1  
General classification after stage 4
1 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 16:04:59  
2 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:00:04  
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:16  
4 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:00:30  
5 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 0:00:33  
6 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard 0:00:40  
7 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:00:55  
8 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:04  
9 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:01:16  
10 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha    
11 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:01:18  
12 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 0:01:27  
13 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha 0:01:31  
14 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:36  
15 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team 0:01:45  
16 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:01:53  
17 Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN-Qhubeka 0:01:55  
18 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team 0:02:04  
19 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida 0:02:09  
20 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:12  
21 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:02:18  
22 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling 0:02:23  
23 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:25  
24 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:26  
25 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp 0:02:31  
26 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:37  
27 Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:02:40  
28 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:03:02  
29 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:03:39  
30 Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura 0:04:06  
31 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:04:18  
32 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team 0:04:38  
33 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 0:04:53  
34 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:06:00  
35 José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura 0:06:29  
36 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:06:33  
37 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:06:34  
38 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:06:35  
39 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:06:51  
40 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 0:07:05  
41 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha 0:08:04  
42 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ 0:08:22  
43 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:08:24  
44 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
45 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:08:25  
46 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:08:26  
47 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
48 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team 0:09:29  
49 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha 0:09:57  
50 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:10:14  
51 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ 0:10:15  
52 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:10:33  
53 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ 0:10:34  
54 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:10:35  
55 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:11:30  
56 Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team 0:11:37  
57 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:11:55  
58 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ 0:11:57  
59 Robert Vrecer (Slo) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:12:00  
60 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:12:31  
61 Paul Martens (Ger) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:12:43  
62 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:12:57  
63 Lars Boom (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:13:11  
64 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale    
65 Mauro Finetto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:13:40  
66 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:13:42  
67 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:14:12  
68 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:14:24  
69 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:14:32  
70 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha 0:14:43  
71 Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:14:46  
72 Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ 0:15:01  
73 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:15:25  
74 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling 0:15:31  
75 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling    
76 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard 0:15:32  
77 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard 0:15:42  
78 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:15:57  
79 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:16:10  
80 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:16:28  
81 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
82 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:16:55  
83 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:17:14  
84 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team 0:17:16  
85 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:17:19  
86 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team 0:17:27  
87 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
88 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge 0:17:29  
89 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:17:34  
90 Danilo Hondo (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 0:17:35  
91 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:17:40  
92 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
93 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura 0:17:44  
94 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura 0:17:45  
95 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha 0:17:49  
96 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:17:57  
97 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka 0:18:01  
98 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol    
99 Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN-Qhubeka 0:18:05  
100 Jacobus Venter (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka 0:18:11  
101 Ioannis Tamouridis (Gre) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
102 Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard 0:18:17  
103 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
104 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:18:22  
105 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:18:25  
106 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard 0:18:33  
107 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:19:14  
108 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:19:17  
109 Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ 0:19:21  
110 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:19:31  
111 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team 0:19:32  
112 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:19:33  
113 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura    
114 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
115 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack Leopard 0:19:34  
116 Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:19:35  
117 Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura 0:19:37  
118 David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura    
119 Francesco Failli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:19:51  
120 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge 0:20:04  
121 Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:20:14  
122 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:20:25  
123 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:20:37  
124 Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 0:20:47  
125 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:20:53  
126 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ 0:20:54  
127 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol 0:21:26  
128 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:21:38  
129 Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:21:54  
130 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:22:05  
131 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol 0:22:27  
132 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdge 0:22:29  
133 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Sharp 0:22:30  
134 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp-Endura 0:22:46  
135 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 0:23:02  
136 Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 0:23:13  
137 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:23:15  
138 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Sharp 0:23:31  
139 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ 0:24:29  
140 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:24:43  
141 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano 0:24:50  
142 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:25:18  
143 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha 0:25:25  
144 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha    
145 Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:25:41  
146 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin-Sharp 0:25:47  
147 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:26:04  
148 Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:26:30  
149 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:26:34  
150 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:26:58  
151 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol    
152 Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka 0:27:01  
153 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol 0:27:07  
154 Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:27:13  
155 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:27:14  
156 Martin Reimer (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka 0:27:15  
157 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Garmin-Sharp 0:27:23  
158 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:27:27  
159 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:27:42  
160 Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge 0:28:57  
161 Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka 0:29:05  
162 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:29:08  
163 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:29:39  
164 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:30:38  
165 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:30:40  
166 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:30:53  
167 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 0:31:10  
168 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 0:31:40  
169 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling 0:35:51  
Points classification
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 21 pts
2 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 18  
3 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka 15  
4 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 14  
5 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 13  
6 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 12  
7 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol 12  
8 Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 12  
9 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp-Endura 11  
10 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 10  
11 Francesco Failli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 10  
12 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 10  
13 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 8  
14 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida 7  
15 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 6  
16 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard 6  
17 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ 5  
18 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling 5  
19 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 5  
20 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida 5  
21 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ 5  
22 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp 4  
23 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 3  
24 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 3  
25 Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team 3  
26 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team 3  
Mountains classification
1 Francesco Failli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 13 pts
2 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp-Endura 13  
3 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 10  
4 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 5  
5 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ 5  
6 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 4  
7 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 4  
8 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 3  
9 Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team 3  
10 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 2  
11 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 2  
12 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 1  
13 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 1  
Young riders classification
1 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 16:04:59  
2 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:03:39  
3 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:06:33  
4 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 0:07:05  
5 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ 0:08:22  
6 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:10:35  
7 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:12:31  
8 Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:14:46  
9 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling 0:15:31  
10 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:17:14  
11 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team 0:17:16  
12 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:17:27  
13 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:17:40  
14 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
15 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura 0:17:45  
16 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:17:57  
17 Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN-Qhubeka 0:18:05  
18 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:18:17  
19 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack Leopard 0:19:34  
20 David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura 0:19:37  
21 Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:21:54  
22 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Sharp 0:22:30  
23 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 0:23:02  
24 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ 0:24:29  
25 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:26:58  
26 Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:27:13  
27 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:27:42  
28 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 0:31:10  
29 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling 0:35:51