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Tour de France 2009

Date range:
July 4-26, 2009
  • Tour de France, France, GT
  • Stages Expand the race menu
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      15.5km
      Start location:
      Monaco
      End location:
      Monaco (ITT)
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      187km
      Start location:
      Monaco
      End location:
      Brignoles
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      196.5km
      Start location:
      Marseille
      End location:
      La Grande-Motte
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      39km
      Start location:
      Montpellier
      End location:
      Montpellier (TTT)
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      196.5km
      Start location:
      Le Cap d'Agde
      End location:
      Perpignan
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      181.5km
      Start location:
      Gérone
      End location:
      Barcelone
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      224km
      Start location:
      Barcelone
      End location:
      Andorre Arcalis
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      176.5km
      Start location:
      Andorre-la-Vieille
      End location:
      Saint-Girons
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      160.5km
      Start location:
      Saint-Gaudens
      End location:
      Tarbes
    • Rest day

      Location
      Limoges
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      194.5km
      Start location:
      Limoges
      End location:
      Issoudun
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      192km
      Start location:
      Vatan
      End location:
      Saint-Fargeau
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      211.5km
      Start location:
      Tonnerre
      End location:
      Vittel
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      200km
      Start location:
      Vittel
      End location:
      Colmar
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      199km
      Start location:
      Colmar
      End location:
      Besançon
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      207.5km
      Start location:
      Pontarlier
      End location:
      Verbier
    • Rest day

      Location
      Verbier
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      159km
      Start location:
      Martigny
      End location:
      Bourg-Saint-Maurice
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      169.5km
      Start location:
      Bourg-Saint-Maurice
      End location:
      Le Grand-Bornand
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      40.5km
      Start location:
      Annecy
      End location:
      Annecy (ITT)
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      178km
      Start location:
      Bourgoin-Jallieu
      End location:
      Aubenas
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      167km
      Start location:
      Montélimar
      End location:
      Mont Ventoux
    • Stage 21

      Distance:
      164km
      Start location:
      Montereau-Fault-Yonne
      End location:
      Paris Champs-Élysées
  • Race history

July 14, Stage 10: Limoges - Issoudun 194.5km

Cavendish goes long to claim third stage

By:
Anthony Tan
Published:
July 14, 2009, 16:24 BST,
Updated:
July 22, 2009, 18:06 BST

Hushovd, Farrar could not get the jump on Columbia star

Mark Cavendish (Columbia-THC) wins stage 10, which ended in a bunch sprint.

Mark Cavendish (Columbia-THC) wins stage 10, which ended in a bunch sprint.

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The battle for green is turning red-hot.

At the start stage of the 10th stage in Limoges, maillot vert Thor Hushovd appeared to be growing in confidence, possibly thinking another green jersey is just around the corner.

But without the dedicated lead-out train that Mark Cavendish commands from his Columbia-HTC posse, Hushovd's job in stage finishes is invariably made more difficult. And when that train combines with the Manxman's unmatched finishing speed as it did Tuesday in Issoudun, Hushovd and Garmin-Slipstream's Tyler Farrar were relegated to their all-too-familiar positions, Cavendish seems to have delivered an unspoken message: The green jersey is not yours. It's mine.

Said Cavendish of the last 500 metres, "There was a slight incline and with the corners, we knew we had to be at the front. George [Hincapie] went and then Mark [Renshaw] went. I was afraid of being jumped, like [Alessandro] Petacchi did [to me] at the Giro. My saying now is, '[If] in doubt, hit out'. I hit out early."

Clearly, Cavendish is coming of age. Previously believed to lack the endurance to contest sprints at the end of long one-day races or three-week tours, his stunning victory in the March classic Milano-Sanremo was the first indication that the 24-year-old had grown stronger. Again at the Centenary Giro d'Italia, he displayed a newfound ability to go long and still go fast, the last of his hat-trick of wins coming at the end of the second week.

And now, coming into the back-half of the 21-stage, 3,459.5-kilometre loop around France, Cavendish, after a brief lull, seems to have kicked again.

Asked if there are less opportunities than previous years, Cavendish said, "I don't think so. I targeted seven days here, maybe eight. That is quite a lot. I was pretty excited when I was at the unveiling of the Tour route this year. It is a tough parcours... This year is good for me and other pure sprinters."

As he pulled the maillot vert across his shoulders, Hushovd - still the points leader but now by a margin of four - appeared decidedly edgy.

It wasn't the natural, emphatic smile of the stage winner we saw in Barcelona five days ago. It was the shaky, forced grin one has to make when standing on the Tour de France podium. And while speaking to French television at the post-stage press conference, the Norwegian watched the replay in front of him with the intensity of an air-traffic controller during a snowstorm: staring intently at the screen, analysing the final 500 metres over and over, asking himself if there was anything - anything at all - he could've done differently. His facial expression said "no". Not a thing.

"He was very, very fast. His team was very, very strong," were Hushovd's first words. What else could he say?

The Cavendish-Hushovd dynamic is not dissimilar to the ding-dong battle between Robbie McEwen and Erik Zabel in the decade past, where between them, nine green jerseys are stacked in their wardrobes.

Like Cavendish, McEwen was faster than Zabel, but like Hushovd, Zabel was slightly stronger (particularly in the mountains), a little cagier and more calculating. Now, with just six points separating the pair and possibly three more stages to come before the next mountain leg to Verbier this Saturday, the Thunder God will need to be as strong, cagey, and calculating as he's ever been.

Mellow day for yellow, but a subtle change to the leaderboard

Maillot jaune Rinaldo Nocentini (AG2R), despite not having the aid of his radio earpiece like the his other 170 colleagues in the peloton, enjoyed a day without incident. So trouble-free, in fact, that the 31-year-old said it was his easiest day in yellow so far. And if things go to plan, the Italian could well have it for another three more.

"It was a good day, a lot calmer than the last two stages," said Nocentini. "It's very emotional and it's a great feeling to have it on my shoulders. There are still two flat stages to come, so that should be okay, but Friday will be a lot tougher. Still, I hope to have the jersey on my shoulders Friday evening."

Astana's Levi Leipheimer and Garmin-Slipstream's Bradley Wiggins weren't as fortunate. They were among a group of 106 riders caught out in the mayhem of the finale and ended up 15 seconds down on the first group of 52. Consequently, it's seen a subtle change in the top 10, Leipheimer and Wiggins dropping to fifth and seventh on the general classification, with Andreas Klöden (Astana) and Tony Martin (Columbia-HTC) now sitting fourth and sixth, respectively.

At the gates of the Limousin countryside

From Limoges, a medium-sized and rather cosmopolitan town in central France boasting 51 square metres of greenery per resident, a peloton of 171 departed at 12.30 p.m. sans earpieces, the first of two stages at the 2009 Tour where radio communication has been done away with (the other being Stage 13).

The 194.5-km rolling profile had bunch sprint finish written all over it, but a breakaway quartet that included three Frenchmen attempted to do their country proud on Bastille Day, Thierry Hupond (Skil-Shimano), Benoit Vaurengard (Francaise des Jeux), Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis) and Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha) the ones that got away. Following a number of successful escapes in recent days, the peloton was keeping a tight lid on proceedings, although they gave the illusion they weren't riding particularly hard. After 60km, the gap was just two-and-a-half minutes, which also may have had something to do with Ignatiev, the only non-Frenchman in the move doing just two percent of the workload up front.

The overcast conditions experienced at the start continued throughout the afternoon, the break's advantage holding steady after 100km covered, and after three hours, raced at a 37.7 km/h average. However, it was more because of a crash in the bunch than the strength of the lead quartet. Saxo Bank's Kurt Asle Arvesen came off worst, suspected to have a broken left collarbone.

The ol' fashioned chalkboard may have replaced information coming through race radio, but it did nothing for the break's chances. It appeared to be riding under a cloud of impending doom. Naturally, Columbia-HTC, knowing full well they needed to deliver Cavendish another stage victory to stand a chance against current points leader Thor Hushovd, motioned their forces to the fore in the closing kilometres.

And for the third time in 10 days, Cavendish's coterie of Trojan horses timed their chase to perfection, catching Hupond, the last of the escapees, 1.3 kilometres from the line. Hushovd, Oscar Freire and Tom Boonen were expected to thrive on the slightly uphill finish, but in the end, it suited Cav' to a T.

For images of stage 10 click here

Full Results*
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC 4:46:43  
2 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team    
3 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
4 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
5 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
6 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
7 Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
8 William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
9 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas    
10 Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
11 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram    
12 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC    
13 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto    
14 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank    
15 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank    
16 Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel    
17 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale    
18 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
19 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC    
20 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - NGC    
21 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto    
22 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
23 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank    
24 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas    
25 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC    
26 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
27 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank    
28 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
29 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas    
30 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
31 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
32 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto    
33 George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC    
34 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
35 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano    
36 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux    
37 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram    
38 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha    
39 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram    
40 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana    
41 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana    
42 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
43 Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram    
44 Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel    
45 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana    
46 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana    
47 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
48 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team    
49 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux    
50 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne    
51 Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
52 Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto    
53 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC    
54 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha    
55 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
56 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream    
57 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
58 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank    
59 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano    
60 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram    
61 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale    
62 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux    
63 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC    
64 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream    
65 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank    
66 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
67 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha    
68 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
69 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step    
70 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team    
71 Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana    
72 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha    
73 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team    
74 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC    
75 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank    
76 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
77 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana    
78 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team    
79 Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
80 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha    
81 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux    
82 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
83 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank    
84 Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC    
85 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram    
86 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel    
87 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
88 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC    
89 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank    
90 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC    
91 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas    
92 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto    
93 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
94 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step    
95 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux    
96 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step    
97 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step    
98 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram    
99 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC    
100 Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana    
101 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC    
102 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC    
103 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana    
104 Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank    
105 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel    
106 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
107 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
108 Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step    
109 José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervelo Test Team    
110 Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
111 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
112 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team    
113 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream    
114 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
115 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
116 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
117 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto    
118 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto    
119 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas    
120 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
121 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
122 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
123 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux    
124 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram    
125 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
126 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne    
127 Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank    
128 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team    
129 José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale    
130 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto    
131 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - NGC    
132 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
133 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC    
134 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
135 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha    
136 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas    
137 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
138 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel    
139 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step    
140 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano    
141 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
142 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas    
143 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
144 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha    
145 Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Française des Jeux    
146 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
147 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
148 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel    
149 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel    
150 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank    
151 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence - Lotto    
152 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step    
153 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano    
154 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream    
155 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
156 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
157 Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cervelo Test Team    
158 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
159 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 0:00:39  
160 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas 0:00:41  
161 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 0:00:47  
162 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas 0:01:04  
163 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream 0:01:13  
164 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team Saxo Bank    
165 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
166 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram    
167 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC    
168 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana 0:01:35  
169 Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha    
170 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:02:25  
171 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux    
Sprint 1 - Lauriere - 44.0 Km
1 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 6 pts
2 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 4  
3 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux 2  
Sprint 2 - Aigurande - 122.5 Km
1 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux 6 pts
2 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 4  
3 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 2  
Sprint 3 - Saint-Août - 167.5 Km
1 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 6 pts
2 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux 4  
3 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 2  
Finish - Issoudun - 194.5 Km
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC 35 pts
2 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 30  
3 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 26  
4 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 24  
5 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 22  
6 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 20  
7 Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano 19  
8 William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 18  
9 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas 17  
10 Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 16  
11 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 15  
12 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC 14  
13 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto 13  
14 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank 12  
15 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank 11  
16 Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel 10  
17 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 9  
18 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 8  
19 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 7  
20 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - NGC 6  
21 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 5  
22 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 4  
23 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 3  
24 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 2  
25 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 1  
Mountain 1 - Côte de Salvanet - 12.5 Km
1 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 3 pts
2 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 2  
3 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux 1  
Mountain 2 - Côte de Saint-Laurent-les-Eglises - 27.5 Km
1 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 3 pts
2 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 2  
3 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1  
Mountain 3 - Côte de Bénévent-l'Abbaye - 58.5 Km
1 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 3 pts
2 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux 2  
3 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1  
Young riders
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC 4:46:43  
2 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
3 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
4 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram    
5 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC    
6 Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel    
7 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale    
8 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas    
9 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC    
10 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
11 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank    
12 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas    
13 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto    
14 Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram    
15 Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel    
16 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne    
17 Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto    
18 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC    
19 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha    
20 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram    
21 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team    
22 Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
23 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
24 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
25 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
26 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne    
27 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC    
28 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha    
29 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano    
30 Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Française des Jeux    
31 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel    
32 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano    
33 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 0:00:39  
34 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas 0:00:41  
35 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 0:01:13  
36 Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha    
Most aggressive rider
1 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano    
Teams
1 Bbox Bouygues Telecom 14:20:09  
2 Team Columbia - HTC    
3 AG2R-La Mondiale    
4 Liquigas    
5 Silence - Lotto    
6 Team Saxo Bank    
7 Caisse D’Epargne    
8 Lampre - N.G.C    
9 Team Milram    
10 Garmin - Slipstream    
11 Skil-Shimano    
12 Rabobank    
13 Cervelo Test Team    
14 Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
15 Astana    
16 Euskaltel - Euskadi    
17 Agritubel    
18 Francaise Des Jeux    
19 Team Katusha    
20 Quick Step    
General classification after stage 10
1 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 39:11:04  
2 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 0:00:06  
3 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana 0:00:08  
4 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana 0:00:39  
5 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 0:00:46  
6 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 0:00:54  
7 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 0:01:00  
8 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:01:24  
9 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:49  
10 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 0:01:54  
11 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:02:16  
12 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 0:02:21  
13 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:25  
14 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 0:02:40  
15 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:45  
16 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 0:02:52  
17 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:02  
18 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 0:03:07  
19 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC 0:03:16  
20 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha 0:03:49  
21 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:03:58  
22 Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana 0:04:14  
23 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana 0:04:20  
24 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram    
25 Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel 0:04:26  
26 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:05:00  
27 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 0:05:02  
28 George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC 0:05:25  
29 Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram 0:05:28  
30 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:06:03  
31 Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:06:54  
32 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 0:06:56  
33 Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank 0:06:59  
34 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:07:27  
35 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:08:06  
36 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 0:08:21  
37 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:09:37  
38 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:09:59  
39 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:10:36  
40 Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank 0:11:44  
41 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana 0:11:50  
42 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 0:12:00  
43 José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 0:12:17  
44 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:13:52  
45 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team 0:14:37  
46 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:14:56  
47 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:15:30  
48 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas 0:15:53  
49 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:16:02  
50 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:16:45  
51 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:16:52  
52 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 0:17:07  
53 Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:18:40  
54 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:20:13  
55 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:20:55  
56 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:21:34  
57 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank 0:23:02  
58 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:23:38  
59 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel 0:24:44  
60 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 0:25:03  
61 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:26:43  
62 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 0:27:18  
63 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel 0:27:58  
64 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:28:03  
65 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:28:07  
66 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel 0:28:08  
67 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 0:29:48  
68 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:29:50  
69 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team Saxo Bank 0:31:01  
70 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream 0:31:28  
71 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto 0:31:57  
72 José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale 0:32:01  
73 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 0:32:44  
74 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:32:49  
75 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:33:23  
76 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 0:33:28  
77 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:34:51  
78 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel 0:35:02  
79 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:35:22  
80 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence - Lotto 0:35:40  
81 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC 0:35:43  
82 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 0:36:11  
83 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas 0:36:46  
84 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank 0:37:52  
85 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:39:02  
86 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:39:43  
87 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:39:54  
88 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne 0:41:25  
89 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank 0:41:58  
90 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team 0:42:10  
91 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas 0:42:35  
92 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel 0:42:38  
93 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:43:48  
94 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:44:31  
95 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:44:45  
96 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto 0:47:25  
97 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC 0:48:04  
98 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha 0:48:08  
99 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux 0:48:57  
100 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC 0:49:07  
101 Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 0:50:35  
102 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:51:29  
103 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream 0:52:33  
104 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:52:49  
105 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 0:53:00  
106 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:54:12  
107 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 0:55:24  
108 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step 0:55:45  
109 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas 0:55:50  
110 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank 0:56:53  
111 Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:57:40  
112 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - NGC 0:57:57  
113 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram 0:59:14  
114 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step 0:59:34  
115 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:59:42  
116 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas 0:59:44  
117 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 1:00:44  
118 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha 1:03:53  
119 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux 1:04:01  
120 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:04:18  
121 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 1:04:32  
122 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 1:04:47  
123 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1:05:23  
124 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 1:07:00  
125 Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha 1:08:57  
126 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC 1:09:22  
127 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 1:10:19  
128 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux 1:10:37  
129 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream 1:10:38  
130 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step 1:12:14  
131 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas 1:12:45  
132 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 1:12:49  
133 Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano 1:13:01  
134 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha 1:13:23  
135 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC 1:13:54  
136 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 1:14:02  
137 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team 1:14:04  
138 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano 1:14:44  
139 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC 1:15:10  
140 Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana 1:15:19  
141 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 1:15:32  
142 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram 1:16:07  
143 Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC 1:16:09  
144 Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto 1:16:47  
145 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 1:17:56  
146 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1:18:44  
147 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC 1:19:10  
148 Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step 1:20:23  
149 Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel 1:20:37  
150 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 1:20:38  
151 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 1:21:41  
152 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1:21:56  
153 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas 1:22:06  
154 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC 1:22:25  
155 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano 1:22:51  
156 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 1:22:56  
157 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano 1:23:04  
158 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC    
159 Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 1:23:43  
160 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:23:52  
161 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto 1:24:35  
162 William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 1:24:36  
163 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana 1:25:21  
164 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 1:26:32  
165 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 1:27:51  
166 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano 1:28:54  
167 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 1:30:55  
168 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 1:32:46  
169 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux 1:33:10  
170 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - NGC 1:43:42  
171 Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano 1:59:32  
Points classification
1 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 147 pts
2 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC 141  
3 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 97  
4 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 81  
5 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 80  
6 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank 73  
7 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 55  
8 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 54  
9 Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel 49  
10 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 47  
11 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas 47  
12 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 47  
13 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 46  
14 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 46  
15 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 44  
16 William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 37  
17 Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano 37  
18 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 36  
19 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 35  
20 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - NGC 35  
21 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 34  
22 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 34  
23 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 34  
24 George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC 32  
25 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel 31  
26 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 31  
27 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 30  
28 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 30  
29 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 29  
30 Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 29  
31 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 28  
32 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 27  
33 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 27  
34 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC 26  
35 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano 26  
36 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 25  
37 Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano 25  
38 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 24  
39 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux 23  
40 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 22  
41 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 22  
42 Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel 21  
43 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 21  
44 Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram 21  
45 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 20  
46 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 20  
47 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha 20  
48 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 19  
49 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 18  
50 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 18  
51 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano 18  
52 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 17  
53 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 17  
54 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas 17  
55 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 16  
56 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana 15  
57 Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha 15  
58 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 14  
59 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 14  
60 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha 14  
61 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank 14  
62 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC 14  
63 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana 13  
64 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 13  
65 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto 13  
66 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto 13  
67 Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC 12  
68 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux 12  
69 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux 12  
70 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 11  
71 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step 11  
72 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 11  
73 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 10  
74 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux 10  
75 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 10  
76 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 10  
77 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana 9  
78 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 9  
79 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC 8  
80 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel 8  
81 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 7  
82 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 5  
83 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha 5  
84 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 5  
85 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 5  
86 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux 4  
87 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 4  
88 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas 4  
89 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 4  
90 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas 4  
91 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux 4  
92 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 3  
93 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank 3  
94 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano 3  
95 Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto 3  
96 Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step 3  
97 Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana 2  
98 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 2  
99 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team Saxo Bank 2  
100 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 1  
101 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 1  
Mountains classification
1 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 78 pts
2 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 59  
3 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas 55  
4 Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel 49  
5 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 49  
6 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 46  
7 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux 43  
8 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 38  
9 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 35  
10 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 34  
11 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 32  
12 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 32  
13 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 31  
14 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 31  
15 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 26  
16 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 23  
17 George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC 21  
18 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 21  
19 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto 20  
20 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 20  
21 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 19  
22 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 17  
23 Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank 17  
24 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas 17  
25 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 15  
26 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 14  
27 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 14  
28 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana 14  
29 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank 13  
30 Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana 12  
31 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank 11  
32 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana 10  
33 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 10  
34 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux 9  
35 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 9  
36 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 8  
37 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 8  
38 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 7  
39 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 6  
40 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux 6  
41 Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano 6  
42 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 6  
43 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 5  
44 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel 4  
45 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 4  
46 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha 3  
47 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram 3  
48 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux 3  
49 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 2  
50 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 1  
51 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1  
52 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 1  
53 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 1  
Young rider classification
1 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 39:12:04  
2 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:49  
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 0:00:54  
4 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 0:01:40  
5 Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel 0:03:26  
6 Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram 0:04:28  
7 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:07:06  
8 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:08:59  
9 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:15:45  
10 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 0:16:07  
11 Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:17:40  
12 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:27:07  
13 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 0:32:28  
14 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel 0:34:02  
15 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne 0:40:25  
16 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:43:45  
17 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC 0:48:07  
18 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 0:52:00  
19 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 0:54:24  
20 Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:56:40  
21 Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha 1:07:57  
22 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 1:11:49  
23 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha 1:12:23  
24 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC 1:12:54  
25 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano 1:13:44  
26 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC 1:14:10  
27 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 1:14:32  
28 Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto 1:15:47  
29 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 1:16:56  
30 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC 1:18:10  
31 Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel 1:19:37  
32 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas 1:21:06  
33 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 1:21:56  
34 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 1:25:32  
35 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 1:26:51  
36 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano 1:27:54  
Teams classification
1 AG2R-La Mondiale 115:59:24  
2 Astana 0:00:03  
3 Team Columbia - HTC 0:04:45  
4 Team Milram 0:05:20  
5 Team Saxo Bank 0:05:24  
6 Garmin - Slipstream 0:05:56  
7 Caisse d'Epargne 0:07:05  
8 Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:10:00  
9 Rabobank 0:11:11  
10 Francaise Des Jeux 0:12:59  
11 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:13:07  
12 Cervelo Test Team 0:16:13  
13 Liquigas 0:18:10  
14 Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:22:05  
15 Silence - Lotto 0:23:15  
16 Agritubel 0:24:36  
17 Team Katusha 0:27:41  
18 Quick Step 0:50:05  
19 Lampre - N.G.C 1:35:23  
20 Skil-Shimano 2:53:45  

* Results revised July 11, 2009 to reverse 15 second split in peloton which affected GC.

Hushovd to play the tactical game

Entering Stage 10 with an 11-point buffer over previous points classification leader Mark Cavendish, Cervelo TestTeam's Thor Hushovd was a picture of calm in Limoges, despite holding a somewhat tenuous lead.

The green jersey champion of 2005 and Tour stage winner in Barcelona told Cyclingnews the next four stages will be critical if he's to consolidate his advantage over the sprinting wunderkind from the Isle of Man. "Oh, they're really important," Hushovd said of the coming days, "so I have to fight to get as many points as possible.

"Of course, I'll play the tactical game. Columbia has to work to get the jersey back, but it depends what happens [during the stage], how many guys go away, and also we [as a team] can't spend too much energy," he said, referring to the team's other objective of helping to defend Carlos Sastre's Tour de France crown, which, as the days go on, appears to be getting more remote.

Tuesday being the first stage without radio communication between rider and director, Hushovd said the absence of an earpiece doesn't really bother him, although he's against the notion of racing ‘old-school'. "It doesn't change too much. I really look towards the finale. It's more during the race, especially when groups go, to see who is up there or not. I think we should have radios, because it's a normal part of the future of cycling. But I also think it's stupid to neutralise the stage."

And while age does not always work to the benefit of a sprinter, the 31-year-old Norweigan - seven years Cavendish's senior and a veteran of as many Tours de France - tends to grow stronger as the race progresses. Remember the Champs-Élysées at the 2006 Tour and Hushovd's dominant victory against Australians Robbie McEwen and Stuart O'Grady, bookending his prologue win in Strasbourg three weeks earlier?

"I didn't go really deep in the Pyrenees, so I think I'm getting better and better, and that's important. What happens with Cavendish, I can do nothing [about], really," he said.

Hushovd's last words proved prophetic. Four-and-three-quarter hours later in Issoudun, the maillot vert didn't stand a chance against the might and power of Cavendish and his Columbia-HTC team.