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March 6-12, 2013

March 10, Stage 5: Ortona - Chieti 230km

Rodriguez solos to victory in Chieti

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Cycling News
Published:
March 10, 2013, 15:20 GMT,
Updated:
March 10, 2013, 18:02 GMT

Froome takes over leader's jersey from Kwiatkowski

Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) unleashed a fierce uphill acceleration to claim stage 5 of Tirreno-Adriatico in Chieti, while Chris Froome (Sky) did enough to unseat Michael Kwiatowski (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) from the overall lead and put himself in poll position to claim final victory.

At 230 kilometres, the stage was the second instalment of Tirreno-Adriatico’s long weekend, but the effects weren’t definitively felt until the short, sharp climb up Via Salomone inside the final 1500 metres, when Rodriguez careered away from the select group of contenders on a gradient of 15%.

Froome and Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff) didn’t dare to try and match the ferocity of Rodriguez’s attack but they did lift the pace as they set off in pursuit, and this change in tempo was enough to see Kwiatowski deposited out the back of the leading group, while Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) also began to suffer.

Rodriguez crossed the summit with 5 seconds in hand and a shade over one kilometre still to race, but the Catalan had enough in reserve to increase his advantage over Froome and Contador in the finale. He won the stage by 8 seconds from Bauke Mollema (Blanco), who led Contador, Mauro Santambrogio (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia), Chris Horner (RadioShack Leopard) and Froome over the line.

“It was a stage that suited me but I didn’t expect it because I was feeling terrible – I thought I had bad legs, especially after all the rain we had this week,” Rodriguez said afterwards. “This win really means a lot because there were a lot of good riders here and it’s never easy to beat them.”

Froome was pleased to take control of the blue jersey and he hinted afterwards that he had used up precious energy in chasing after Contador when he attacked to take the bonus seconds on the penultimate climb of Pietragrossa, just 3 kilometres from the finish. By day’s end, Froome had yielded six seconds in bonuses to Contador but he still maintains a 20-second lead over the Spaniard ahead of the final time trial in San Benedetto del Tronto on Tuesday.

“Contador lost some time yesterday and he tried to pull it back today. It was very hard for everybody after 230km, nobody had much left in the legs,” said Froome.

A disappointed Nibali crossed the line 17 seconds down on the stage, while Kwiatowski suffered badly to concede over 40 seconds in the closing 1.5 kilometres. Nibali now lies 3rd overall, 20 seconds down on Froome, while Kwiatowski has slipped to 4th at 24 seconds.

“I paid a price for the infernal rhythm of Froome’s team in the finale,” Nibali admitted, highlighting how, yet again, Sky’s strength in numbers proved decisive at Tirreno-Adriatico. Dario Cataldo, Sergio Henao and Rigoberto Uran were the men who drove the blue jersey group over the summit of the Passo Lanciano and continued to whittle it down on the rolling run-in to the finish at Chieti.

With 6 kilometres to go, their forcing saw dangermen Moreno Moser and Peter Sagan (Cannondale) drop off the back, and although Alberto Contador was able to slip away to claim the bonus with 4.6km to go, Sky were back on the front soon afterwards to shut down a counter-attack from Roman Kreuziger (Saxo-Tinkoff) and Andrey Amador (Movistar).

“The team pulled for the last 50km and did excellent work,” said Froome, matter-of-factly. At the same time in France, Richie Porte was riding towards another prestigious victory for Sky at Paris-Nice. It seems that marginal gains add up to some big differences.

How it happened

The sun was finally shining on the Tirreno-Adriatico peloton at the start in Ortona, with the glistening Adriatic and the snow-covered Apennines providing a stunning backdrop and indicating the two facets of the 230km stage.

A total of 168 riders rolled out from the start, with Francesco Chicchi (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) the only non-starter after struggling with a temperature overnight. Sadly Sep Vanmarcke (Blanco Pro Cycling) was also forced to quit before the 'kilometre zero' mark after crashing. He hit his knee on the ground, later tweeting that his Classics campaign could be at risk due to damaged knee bursae. Olivier Kaisen (Lotto Belisol) also retired. Later Martin Reimer (MTN Qhubeka) and mountain's classification leader Francesco Failli (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) also retired. The Italian had been riding with a cracked rib.

After several attacks and chases nine riders got away to form the break of the day after 20km. The nine were: Valerio Agnoli (Astana), Michael Schär (BMC), Maxim Belkov (Katusha), Damiano Cunego (Lampre-Merida), Sebastian Langeveld (Orica Greenedge), Stijn Devolder (Radioshack-Leopard), Juan Antonio Flecha (Vacansoleil-DCM), Cesare Benedetti (NetApp-Endura) and Oscar Gatto (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia).

Benedetti almost crashed on a corner, lost contact and eventually sat up, leaving eight riders in the break. Their lead grew to 7:00 after 65km, with Agnoli becoming virtual race leader. However, Omega Pharma- Quick Step and Team Sky set about closing the gap, and they later received a helping hand from the Cannondale squad of Moser and Sagan.

Cunego was first over the Forchetta di Paletta climb after 91km, ahead of Flecha, Agnoli and Devolder, with the peloton at six minutes. The race average was 35.100km/h.

The long valley road via Sulmona lead around the mountains of the Majella and to the foot of the Passo Lanciano, with Cannondale Pro Cycling and Ag2r-La Mondiale now leading the peloton.

The Passo Lanciano is 12km long, with an average gradient of 8.6%. With the finish just 40km from the finish, the climb was expected to inspire attacks and Cunego decided it was time to blow apart. He quickly left the rest and crossed the summit first. However the 25-strong gruppo also accelerated on the climb, and had caught everyone else by the 1306m high summit. The gap to Cunego was just two minutes.

The Italian tried his hardest to hold his lead on the fast descent towards Chieti but with the Team Sky machine on the front – and local rider Dario Cataldo particularly impressive – the gap fell rapidly and he was swept up with a shade over 6km to race. As expected, the steep climb to the centre of Chieti would decide the stage winner.

Full Results
1 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha 6:06:43  
2 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:00:08  
3 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
4 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
5 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard    
6 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling    
7 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:17  
8 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida 0:00:22  
9 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
10 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp 0:00:28  
11 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team 0:00:31  
12 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 0:00:35  
13 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling    
14 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
15 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
16 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha 0:00:46  
17 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:51  
18 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:09  
19 José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura    
20 Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:01:17  
21 Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura 0:01:20  
22 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
23 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
24 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team    
25 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:01:37  
26 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
27 Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN-Qhubeka 0:01:44  
28 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:57  
29 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
30 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:03:04  
31 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura 0:03:46  
32 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
33 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:03:52  
34 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:04:01  
35 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha 0:04:35  
36 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:04:42  
37 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:05:20  
38 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
39 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
40 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
41 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:06:01  
42 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling 0:06:45  
43 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ 0:07:06  
44 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 0:07:35  
45 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
46 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge 0:07:44  
47 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
48 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
49 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha    
50 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling    
51 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
52 Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura    
53 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
54 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:08:53  
55 Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 0:09:29  
56 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 0:10:10  
57 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
58 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
59 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ    
60 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
61 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
62 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha    
63 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling    
64 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:10:51  
65 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard 0:12:20  
66 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:14:05  
67 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Sharp    
68 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team    
69 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol    
70 Paul Martens (Ger) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
71 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
72 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp    
73 Mauro Finetto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
74 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ    
75 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team    
76 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol    
77 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
78 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
79 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ    
80 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
81 Robert Vrecer (Slo) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
82 Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
83 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
84 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
85 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
86 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha    
87 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team    
88 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard    
89 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling 0:14:48  
90 Jacobus Venter (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka    
91 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard 0:15:21  
92 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:16:07  
93 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:16:12  
94 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol 0:22:18  
95 Lars Boom (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
96 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
97 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
98 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol    
99 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
100 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
101 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
102 Ioannis Tamouridis (Gre) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
103 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol    
104 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
105 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin-Sharp    
106 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
107 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
108 Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka    
109 Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ    
110 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team    
111 Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ    
112 Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard    
113 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
114 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
115 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
116 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
117 Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
118 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Sharp    
119 David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura    
120 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano    
121 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
122 Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
123 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team    
124 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:22:25  
125 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge    
126 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp-Endura    
127 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
128 Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
129 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
130 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka    
131 Danilo Hondo (Ger) RadioShack Leopard    
132 Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
133 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
134 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha    
135 Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge    
136 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team    
137 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
138 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
139 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack Leopard    
140 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
141 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ    
142 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
143 Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN-Qhubeka    
144 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura    
145 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp    
146 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
147 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
148 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
149 Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team    
150 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
151 Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
152 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ    
153 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
154 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura    
155 Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka    
156 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Garmin-Sharp    
157 Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
158 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
159 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
160 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdge    
161 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
162 Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
163 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha    
DNS Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
DNF Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
DNF Martin Reimer (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka    
DNF Francesco Failli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia    
DNF Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
Sprint 1 - Lettomanoppello, 178.8km
1 Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 5 pts
2 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida 3  
3 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha 2  
4 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team 1  
Sprint 2 - Chieti-Pietragrossa, 225.4km
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 5 pts
2 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 3  
3 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 2  
4 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 1  
Points - Chieti, 230km
1 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha 12 pts
2 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 10  
3 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 8  
4 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 7  
5 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard 6  
6 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 5  
7 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 4  
8 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida 3  
9 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 2  
10 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp 1  
Mountain 1 - Forchetta di Palena, 91km
1 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida 5 pts
2 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 3  
3 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team 2  
4 Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 1  
Mountain 2 - Passo Lanciano, 190.1km
1 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida 5 pts
2 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling 3  
3 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 2  
4 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 1  
Mountain 3 - Chieti-Via Salomone, 229km
1 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha 5 pts
2 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 3  
3 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 2  
4 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard 1  
General classification after stage 5
1 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 22:11:53  
2 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:00:20  
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
4 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:00:24  
5 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard 0:00:37  
6 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:00:52  
7 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha 0:00:55  
8 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 0:00:57  
9 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:01:27  
10 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 0:01:51  
11 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha 0:02:06  
12 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida 0:02:20  
13 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team 0:02:24  
14 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:02:34  
15 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:36  
16 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp 0:02:48  
17 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:50  
18 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:03:02  
19 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:05  
20 Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN-Qhubeka 0:03:28  
21 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:03:35  
22 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:03:44  
23 Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:03:46  
24 Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura 0:05:15  
25 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:05:27  
26 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:05:55  
27 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:06:42  
28 José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura 0:07:27  
29 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:08:51  
30 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling 0:08:57  
31 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:11:04  
32 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:11:09  
33 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:11:12  
34 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 0:12:17  
35 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:12:26  
36 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:13:33  
37 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:13:34  
38 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:13:41  
39 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:13:55  
40 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:13:58  
41 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:15:15  
42 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ 0:15:17  
43 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:15:42  
44 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:16:51  
45 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 0:17:04  
46 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:18:25  
47 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team 0:18:32  
48 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:19:03  
49 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha 0:19:06  
50 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:20:49  
51 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura 0:21:19  
52 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ 0:21:56  
53 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:21:57  
54 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha 0:21:58  
55 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:22:18  
56 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 0:23:10  
57 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:23:24  
58 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:23:37  
59 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team 0:23:59  
60 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ 0:24:09  
61 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ 0:24:28  
62 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 0:24:44  
63 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha 0:25:22  
64 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling 0:25:30  
65 Robert Vrecer (Slo) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:25:54  
66 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:26:27  
67 Paul Martens (Ger) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:26:37  
68 Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura 0:27:10  
69 Mauro Finetto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:27:34  
70 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge 0:27:37  
71 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard 0:27:51  
72 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:28:27  
73 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:29:51  
74 Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 0:30:02  
75 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:30:04  
76 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling 0:30:08  
77 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard 0:30:42  
78 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:30:49  
79 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:30:52  
80 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team 0:31:10  
81 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:31:34  
82 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team 0:31:43  
83 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha 0:32:11  
84 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard 0:32:27  
85 Jacobus Venter (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka 0:32:48  
86 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:33:11  
87 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team 0:33:26  
88 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:33:27  
89 Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team 0:33:51  
90 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:34:23  
91 Lars Boom (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:35:18  
92 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol 0:35:20  
93 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha 0:35:24  
94 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:35:32  
95 Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:35:48  
96 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:35:56  
97 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:36:19  
98 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:36:39  
99 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 0:36:56  
100 Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:37:00  
101 Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ 0:37:08  
102 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Sharp 0:37:25  
103 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:38:35  
104 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:39:33  
105 Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team 0:39:34  
106 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:39:41  
107 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge 0:39:43  
108 Danilo Hondo (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 0:39:49  
109 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:39:54  
110 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura 0:39:59  
111 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:40:04  
112 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol 0:40:08  
113 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka 0:40:15  
114 Ioannis Tamouridis (Gre) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:40:18  
115 Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN-Qhubeka 0:40:19  
116 Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard 0:40:24  
117 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
118 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:40:32  
119 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol 0:41:01  
120 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:41:28  
121 Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ    
122 David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura 0:41:44  
123 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:41:45  
124 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:41:47  
125 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura    
126 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack Leopard 0:41:48  
127 Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:41:49  
128 Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:42:28  
129 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:42:32  
130 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:42:51  
131 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ 0:43:08  
132 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling 0:43:24  
133 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol 0:44:34  
134 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Sharp 0:44:37  
135 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdge 0:44:43  
136 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp-Endura 0:45:00  
137 Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 0:45:20  
138 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:45:22  
139 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ 0:46:43  
140 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:46:57  
141 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano    
142 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:47:32  
143 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha 0:47:39  
144 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin-Sharp 0:47:54  
145 Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:47:55  
146 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:48:11  
147 Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:48:37  
148 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:48:48  
149 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:49:05  
150 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol    
151 Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka 0:49:15  
152 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:49:21  
153 Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:49:27  
154 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Garmin-Sharp 0:49:37  
155 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:49:41  
156 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:49:56  
157 Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge 0:51:11  
158 Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka 0:51:12  
159 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:51:22  
160 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:52:52  
161 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:52:54  
162 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 0:53:17  
163 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 0:53:47  
Points classification
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 23 pts
2 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 21  
3 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 20  
4 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 18  
5 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 17  
6 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 15  
7 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka 15  
8 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha 14  
9 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 14  
10 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 12  
11 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard 12  
12 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol 12  
13 Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 12  
14 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp-Endura 11  
15 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 10  
16 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida 7  
17 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 6  
18 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ 5  
19 Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 5  
20 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling 5  
21 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 5  
22 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida 5  
23 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ 5  
24 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 4  
25 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp 4  
26 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 3  
27 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida 3  
Mountains classification
1 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp-Endura 13 pts
2 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida 10  
3 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 10  
4 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 9  
5 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha 5  
6 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ 5  
7 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 4  
8 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 4  
9 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 3  
10 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling 3  
11 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 3  
12 Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team 3  
13 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 2  
14 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 2  
15 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 2  
16 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team 2  
17 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 2  
18 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 1  
19 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard 1  
20 Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 1  
21 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 1  
Young riders classification
1 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 22:12:17  
2 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:10:40  
3 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:10:48  
4 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ 0:14:53  
5 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 0:16:40  
6 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:20:25  
7 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling 0:25:06  
8 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:28:03  
9 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team 0:30:46  
10 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:31:10  
11 Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:35:24  
12 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 0:36:32  
13 Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:36:36  
14 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:39:17  
15 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:39:30  
16 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura 0:39:35  
17 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:39:40  
18 Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN-Qhubeka 0:39:55  
19 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:40:00  
20 David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura 0:41:20  
21 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack Leopard 0:41:24  
22 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling 0:43:00  
23 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Sharp 0:44:13  
24 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ 0:46:19  
25 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:48:41  
26 Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:49:03  
27 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:49:32  
28 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 0:52:53