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Tirreno-Adriatico 2014

Date range:
March 12-18

March 16, Stage 5: Amatrice - Guardiagrele 192km

Contador victorious on Muro di Guardiagrele

By:
Daniel Benson
Published:
March 16, 2014, 13:37 GMT,
Updated:
March 16, 2014, 16:39 GMT

Spaniard takes large lead in Tirreno-Adriatico

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) rolled back the years, putting in hugely dominant ride to win stage 5 of Tirreno-Adriatico atop the Muro di Guardiagrele. The Spaniard attacked on the penultimate climb of the stage, blowing the race wide open and securing a healthy overall lead by the finish.

Overnight leader Michal Kwiatkowski saw his 16 second lead over Contador wiped out and was dropped out of the top ten by the time he crawled over the line. Nairo Quintana now sits in second place overall, 2:08 down on Contador, with Roman Kreuziger third at 2:15.

"Without a doubt this win will remain one the best of my career and one that I'll always remember. It flashed by in a second but it'll be a special memory," Contador said at the finish.

"I knew it was risky to try and attack so far out, but I really wanted this victory and I like to do things like that."

Simon Geschke and Ben King, who were in the day’s main break, bravely hung on for second and third on the stage but it was Contador who picked up his second stage win in a row after an unstoppable performance. He struggled for form throughout 2013 but if stage 4 to Cittareale was his resurrection then today was a confirmation.

He began his road to victory with a probing attack on the lower slopes of the Passo Lanciano. His team had set the pace on the run into the climb, and with Kwiatkowski struggling, Nairo Quitana and Contador jumped clear. The pair sat up soon after but the main field was already down to 25 riders by the time Wout Poels had led Kwiatkowski back into contention.

The remnants of the day’s earlier break, which had consisted of Benjamin King (Garmin Sharp), Adam Hansen (Lotto Belisol), David De La Cruz (NetApp-Endura), Matthias Brandle (IAM Cycling), Andriy Grivko (Astana), Yaroslav Popovych (Trek Factory Racing), Luca Paolini (Katusha) and Simon Geschke (Giant Shimano) were scattered over the climb but only King, Geschke, De La Cruz and Hansen were still ahead of the field by the time Contador launched his main attack with 30 kilometres to go.

It was classic Contador: first he dragged himself to the back of the group, sizing up his tiring competition, and when Mikel Nieve ratcheted up the pace Contador used it as a spring board to tear the race apart.

Even Quintana, one of the riders who had made Contador look so ordinary during last year’s Tour de France, failed to latch on as the Tinkoff leader set about completing one of his most dominant career performances. They had been few and far between since his return from a drugs ban, but this was Contador at something like his best as he cut through tree lines and quickly established a lead over his former GC rivals.

Contador picked up Hansen by the top of the climb, but King, De La Cruz and Geschke were a minute ahead. Behind Contador, Quitana linked up with a group containing Jean-Christophe Peraud, Giampaolo Caruso and Domenico Pozzovivo. They trailed Contador by close to a minute at the summit but further down the climb Kwiatkowski was in a desperate situation. Rigoberto Uran had made it back to the young Pole’s side but he and Poels could only watch as their leader’s hopes fell apart under the pressure of a rampaging Contador.

In the valley before the final climb Contador and Hansen – who had been briefly dropped on the descent – made contact with the leading trio but there was another glimpse of the Contador of old as he sped to the front of the group. The rest could merely fall in line as the gap to Quintana’s group drifted out to almost two minutes.

De La Cruz was the first to fall back from the leading group, but King added spice to the mix with a brave solo move just before the 30 percent pitches. But Contador wasn't to be stopped. He kicked once more to bring the American back and even though Geschke briefly rallied, the Giant-Shimano rider could only watch on when Contador attacked for a final devastating time. Contador is one of the best climbers in the world but was stunned by how difficult the final climb to the finish was.

"It's an incredible climb, I've never seen anything like that," he said.

"Winning the stage wasn't the most important thing today but I gave it a go. I rode the final 500 metres steady to make sure I finished okay and so that I could enjoy winning."

Contador waits in the wings

The riders gathered on the outskirts of Amatrice, with many testing their granny gears on the climb to the sign-on to make sure they worked for the finish on the Muro di Guardiagrele. A total of 169 riders started the 192km stage. Thibaut Pinot (Fdj.fr) and Robert Gesink (Belkin) climbed off during Saturday's stage and Richie Porte (Team Sky) was the only non-starter.

The race went on without him and yet again the break formed quickly after the flag was dropped. Several groups of riders joined forces and the peloton soon let them go. They carved out a 10-minute lead after 50km of racing, with Omega Pharma-QuickStep forced to lead the chase.

The gaps remained the same on the rolling roads through the Abruzzo hills, with everyone cautious before the 12km climb to the summit of the Passo Lanciano and the 22 per cent wall climb up to the finish in Guardiagrele.

A selection quickly happened in the peloton, with riders dropping out of the back at a steady rate. Cadel Evans (BMC) was an early victim and Rigoberto Uran (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) was also in difficulty much sooner than expected. The efforts of Saturday's 240km stage were clearly playing a factor. Then came Contador’s first testing attack. It was a taste of what was to come.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo 4:54:42  
2 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 0:00:06  
3 Benjamin King (USA) Garmin Sharp 0:00:45  
4 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol 0:01:01  
5 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:26  
6 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha 0:01:39  
7 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:01:42  
8 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
9 Julian David Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek Factory Racing    
10 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
11 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha 0:01:48  
12 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 0:01:51  
13 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky 0:01:54  
14 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:02:01  
15 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:02:06  
16 Christopher Horner (USA) Lampre-Merida    
17 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:02:17  
18 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp - Endura 0:02:19  
19 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Trek Factory Racing 0:02:23  
20 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale 0:02:38  
21 Tiago Machado (Por) Team NetApp - Endura 0:03:00  
22 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:06  
23 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:03:26  
24 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 0:03:52  
25 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team    
26 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp    
27 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano    
28 Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
29 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani-CSF 0:04:16  
30 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 0:04:37  
31 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:04:41  
32 Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale 0:04:45  
33 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica Greenedge    
34 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
35 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:05:06  
36 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica Greenedge 0:05:55  
37 Wouter Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:06:02  
38 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:06:03  
39 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing 0:06:35  
40 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team 0:06:37  
41 David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp - Endura 0:07:22  
42 Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha 0:07:48  
43 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:10:11  
44 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin Sharp    
45 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
46 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha    
47 Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Team NetApp - Endura    
48 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale    
49 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
50 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
51 Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling    
52 Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar    
53 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
54 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
55 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha    
56 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Trek Factory Racing 0:10:21  
57 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Trek Factory Racing 0:10:28  
58 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica Greenedge 0:10:38  
59 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky    
60 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 0:10:50  
61 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:11:09  
62 Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar 0:11:26  
63 Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling    
64 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing 0:11:46  
65 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 0:11:52  
66 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani-CSF 0:16:41  
67 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
68 David Millar (GBr) Garmin Sharp 0:16:49  
69 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin Sharp 0:16:51  
70 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin Sharp    
71 Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling    
72 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp    
73 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano    
74 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling    
75 Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
76 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:17:04  
77 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
78 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Sky    
79 Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky    
80 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team    
81 Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing    
82 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
83 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing 0:17:22  
84 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Team Katusha    
85 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:17:35  
86 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Tinkoff-Saxo    
87 Marc Goos (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
88 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:17:46  
89 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky 0:17:56  
90 Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka 0:21:25  
91 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
92 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp - Endura 0:21:27  
93 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ.fr    
94 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
95 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale    
96 Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka    
97 Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:22:12  
98 David Boucher (Fra) FDJ.fr    
99 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale 0:25:35  
100 Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano    
101 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale    
102 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
103 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM Cycling    
104 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
105 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica Greenedge    
106 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo    
107 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka    
108 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica Greenedge    
109 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Garmin Sharp    
110 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team    
111 Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka    
112 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol    
113 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
114 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
115 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano    
116 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale    
117 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky    
118 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano    
119 Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team    
120 Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka    
121 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.fr    
122 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp - Endura 0:25:48  
123 Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka 0:25:55  
124 Dominic Klemme (Ger) IAM Cycling    
125 Roger Kluge (Ger) IAM Cycling    
126 Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
127 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol    
128 Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:26:02  
129 Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani-CSF 0:26:04  
130 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Team Katusha    
131 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:26:06  
132 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:26:10  
133 Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani-CSF 0:26:12  
134 Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani-CSF    
135 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar    
136 Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar    
137 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano    
138 Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani-CSF    
139 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr    
140 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale    
141 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani-CSF    
142 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
143 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
144 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) MTN - Qhubeka    
145 Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:26:27  
146 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica Greenedge 0:26:32  
147 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar    
148 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar    
149 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale 0:26:36  
150 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida 0:26:40  
151 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:26:49  
152 Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 0:27:10  
153 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:27:14  
154 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:27:19  
155 Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica Greenedge 0:27:26  
156 Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp - Endura 0:28:43  
157 Sam Bennett (Irl) Team NetApp - Endura 0:28:46  
158 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
159 Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani-CSF    
160 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
161 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling    
162 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo    
163 Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo    
164 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo    
165 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:28:53  
166 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team 0:28:56  
167 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica Greenedge    
168 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:29:00  
DNS Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky    
DNS Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar    
General classification after stage 5
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo 21:01:30  
2 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 0:02:08  
3 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:02:15  
4 Julian David Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek Factory Racing 0:02:39  
5 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:40  
6 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky 0:02:50  
7 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha 0:02:51  
8 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:56  
9 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha 0:02:58  
10 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Trek Factory Racing 0:03:06  
11 Christopher Horner (USA) Lampre-Merida    
12 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:03:07  
13 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:09  
14 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:03:39  
15 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:04:01  
16 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp - Endura 0:04:16  
17 Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:05:08  
18 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp 0:05:25  
19 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:05:57  
20 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica Greenedge 0:06:09  
21 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:06:13  
22 Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale 0:06:23  
23 Benjamin King (USA) Garmin Sharp 0:06:26  
24 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:06:31  
25 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 0:06:47  
26 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 0:06:48  
27 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:07:11  
28 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano 0:07:24  
29 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani-CSF 0:07:43  
30 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:11:22  
31 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale 0:11:23  
32 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 0:11:36  
33 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:11:41  
34 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team 0:14:18  
35 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:14:24  
36 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 0:14:31  
37 Wouter Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:18:12  
38 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:19:27  
39 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky 0:19:57  
40 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:19:58  
41 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:20:16  
42 Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Team NetApp - Endura 0:20:19  
43 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:20:32  
44 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol 0:20:36  
45 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team 0:20:53  
46 Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar 0:21:30  
47 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale 0:22:22  
48 Tiago Machado (Por) Team NetApp - Endura 0:22:45  
49 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:23:05  
50 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin Sharp 0:24:23  
51 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing 0:24:57  
52 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Team Katusha 0:25:37  
53 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:26:03  
54 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing 0:26:39  
55 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp 0:26:48  
56 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Sky 0:26:49  
57 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica Greenedge 0:26:56  
58 Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling 0:27:19  
59 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin Sharp 0:27:35  
60 David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp - Endura 0:27:58  
61 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica Greenedge 0:28:55  
62 Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:29:21  
63 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica Greenedge 0:29:34  
64 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:29:37  
65 Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha 0:29:45  
66 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:29:53  
67 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Trek Factory Racing 0:29:59  
68 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 0:30:06  
69 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo    
70 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:30:09  
71 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:31:11  
72 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team 0:31:19  
73 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing    
74 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Trek Factory Racing 0:31:28  
75 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale 0:33:17  
76 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team 0:33:56  
77 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:35:19  
78 Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:35:48  
79 Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:35:53  
80 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling 0:36:10  
81 Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky 0:36:15  
82 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica Greenedge 0:36:20  
83 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:36:53  
84 Marc Goos (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:37:00  
85 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani-CSF 0:38:21  
86 David Millar (GBr) Garmin Sharp 0:39:30  
87 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:40:07  
88 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:41:31  
89 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:44:17  
90 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale 0:44:21  
91 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:44:27  
92 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM Cycling 0:44:45  
93 Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team 0:44:48  
94 Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar 0:45:13  
95 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:45:17  
96 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:45:49  
97 Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka 0:45:55  
98 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale 0:45:57  
99 Roger Kluge (Ger) IAM Cycling 0:46:06  
100 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:46:40  
101 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani-CSF 0:48:12  
102 Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory Racing 0:48:29  
103 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 0:48:35  
104 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale    
105 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin Sharp 0:48:44  
106 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky 0:49:12  
107 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale 0:49:16  
108 Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:51:18  
109 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:52:16  
110 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar 0:53:07  
111 Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka 0:53:35  
112 Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:53:44  
113 David Boucher (Fra) FDJ.fr    
114 Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka 0:54:23  
115 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol 0:55:59  
116 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:56:10  
117 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:56:53  
118 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:57:01  
119 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:57:08  
120 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:57:09  
121 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol 0:57:12  
122 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp - Endura 0:57:17  
123 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Garmin Sharp 0:57:24  
124 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica Greenedge 0:57:32  
125 Dominic Klemme (Ger) IAM Cycling 0:57:34  
126 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:57:40  
127 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka 0:57:43  
128 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Team Katusha 0:57:46  
129 Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:58:09  
130 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) MTN - Qhubeka 0:58:20  
131 Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar 0:58:37  
132 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar 0:58:39  
133 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar 0:58:52  
134 Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:58:53  
135 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:59:10  
136 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:59:14  
137 Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani-CSF 0:59:35  
138 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 0:59:36  
139 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale 0:59:50  
140 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp - Endura 1:00:02  
141 Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 1:00:04  
142 Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 1:00:09  
143 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr 1:00:30  
144 Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:00:36  
145 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica Greenedge 1:01:21  
146 Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani-CSF 1:01:38  
147 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 1:01:45  
148 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida 1:01:59  
149 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 1:02:01  
150 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky 1:02:10  
151 Sam Bennett (Irl) Team NetApp - Endura 1:02:21  
152 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 1:02:31  
153 Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp - Endura 1:03:43  
154 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol 1:04:18  
155 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 1:04:19  
156 Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani-CSF 1:05:14  
157 Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani-CSF 1:05:56  
158 Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka 1:06:08  
159 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 1:06:17  
160 Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani-CSF 1:06:37  
161 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida 1:06:43  
162 Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica Greenedge 1:07:20  
163 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team 1:08:18  
164 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling 1:08:32  
165 Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka 1:09:09  
166 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 1:10:06  
167 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 1:13:28  
168 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 1:21:42