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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 19, Stage 15: Pontarlier - Verbier 207.5km

Contador king of Verbier

By:
Anthony Tan
Published:
July 19, 2009, 16:06 BST,
Updated:
July 22, 2009, 15:28 BST

Contador assumes the Tour throne - and maybe for good

Every pedal stroke Alberto Contador rode without company towards the stunning Swiss alpine finish of Verbier had a meaning. From the exact moment he attacked - 5.7 kilometres from the end of Sunday's 207.5-km 15th stage - to the time he crossed the line victorious, five hours, three minutes and 58 seconds after leaving Pontarlier, the 2007 Tour champion was making a series of statements.

One of those was to say that when he attacks on a climb, no one can go with him. We already learned that before on this Tour, on the seventh leg to Andorra Arcalis. Another is that he's the leader of Astana, no questions asked. And another is while he may appear nervous in his surroundings, polemics do not bother him on the bike.

There are many more meanings behind those majestic strokes of the pedals we witnessed Sunday. But the most important was Contador's last as he fired his imaginary pistol: I am the leader of the 2009 Tour de France, I will remain so, and if you try to dethrone me, I'll shoot you down.

"Today was a real liberation for me after all the pressure. I needed this one today," said Contador, the 26-year-old Spaniard finishing 43 seconds ahead of Andy Schleck (Team Saxo Bank) and 1:03 in front of Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas).

"Last night, my only dream was to have good legs. Even though I knew I was in good condition, I always have small doubts in my mind about my rivals. It's certainly not over - not over at all - but it's a nice step in the right direction. The toughest is still to come; there are many strong riders, and there's a long way to go," he said.

Three seconds behind the Italian Nibali, Schleck's older brother Fränk led home a group of three including Bradley Wiggins (Garmin-Slipstream) and Carlos Sastre (Cérvelo TestTeam) to place fourth. Runner-up for the past two years, Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) was next, 1:26 down in seventh place, followed by the Astana duo of Andréas Klöden and Lance Armstrong, 1:29 and 1:35 behind, and in tenth place was Kim Kirchen (Team Columbia-HTC), 1:55 behind Contador.

"I'm really happy to have the maillot jaune. Not because I beat Lance Armstrong, but because I beat all my rivals," Contador said, asked what it's like to beat his former idol-turned-teammate, and to now have Armstrong work for him. "It's an honour to have Lance Armstrong work for me. He's a great professional, and now, everyone in the team has to work for one goal."

A new, more solid top 10

Just under nine kilometres in length with an average gradient of 7.5 percent, the 1,468-metre, Cat.1 ascent to Verbier was not particularly long, steep, or high. Nevertheless, it has established a new pecking order at the 96th edition of La Grande Boucle with Contador leading the charge, 1:37 ahead of the next-best rider - seven-time Tour champion, Armstrong.

"Well, it was hard, everybody was at their limit," said Armstrong. "I definitely did suffer. It was very, very hard. I don't have the acceleration that Alberto or Andy [Schleck] has. I'm proud of him [Contador]; he rode great."

Perhaps the biggest surprise is the guy 11 seconds behind the Texan on the overall classification, Bradley Wiggins of Garmin-Slipstream. From Olympic glory in the individual and team pursuit at the Beijing Olympics 10 months ago - heavily specialised disciplines lasting just four kilometres - to a change in focus, mentality and physical prowess in order to take on the world's most arduous bike race, this year 3,459.5 kilometres long, the 29-year-old Brit sporting a pair of lamb-chop sideburns has undergone a brilliant transformation. Whether he can continue in this bold way, unafraid to attack his more established Grand Tour peers - or perhaps improve further still - we'll need another few mountains to find out.

"I know I am great shape, I just keep thinking that in my head," said Wiggins.

"Everyone keeps talking to me about what's ahead, but that does not help my concentration. I just go day-by-day. I have trained for this mentally as well as physically. How can you think three days ahead when you got two days before that? That is how you crack and cock things up," he said.

Klöden, fourth on the classement general, behaved on Sunday like Armstrong's lieutenant faithful. If Contador keeps going away on his own like he did to Verbier, it will be a role he'll need to get used to, in order to guarantee the American a place on the Paris podium in his comeback year. Fifth on GC at 2:26, Andy Schleck proved his mettle as the second-best climber so far in this Tour, the only rider to really go after Contador when he attacked. But Schleck's clearly not here for fifth - he came to win.

"He [Contador] will have some pressure in the next days and we will not give up until we are in Paris. It won't be a piece of cake for him," Schleck said. "Remember, he had the jersey in Paris-Nice and he lost it; the race will not be over until the Champs Élysées."

Others still within earshot

Sixth to tenth on the overall classification - previous race leader Rinaldo Nocentini (AG2R La Mondiale), Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas), Tony Martin (Team Columbia-HTC), Christophe Le Mevel (Française des Jeux) and Fränk Schleck (Team Saxo Bank) - is between 2:30 and 3:25 behind Contador. Not at impossible odds of improving, but still, difficult to make up.

"In the last three kilometres, I used up every last bit of strength in my body and it worked out well in the end. I don't know what to make of it - I was going flat out and could not think. But I'm really happy because I have the legs and the condition," said Nibali, third on the stage and seventh overall.

Other names worth mentioning are: Sastre, 11th at 3:52; Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Slipstream), 12th at 3:59; Evans, 14th at 4:27; Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas), 16th at 4:40; Kim Kirchen (Team Columbia-HTC), 17th at 5:05; Luis Leon Sanchez (Caisse d'Epargne), 18th at 5:27; Linus Gerdemann (Team Milram), 24th at 8:20; and Giro d'Italia champion Denis Menchov (Rabobank), 29th at 11:23.

Chilly beginning

It was just one degree Celsius for every hour of the day at the midday start in Pontarlier, a countryside town set in the heart of vast fir tree forest land. Before the peloton rolled out for its 207.5-kilometre journey to Verbier, Quick Step's Tom Boonen choosing not to start, a minute's silence was observed for the 61-year-old woman who died after colliding with a police motorbike during Saturday's 14th stage to Besançon.

Some forty kilometres in, David Moncoutié (Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne) took a flyer out of the peloton, got caught, and when Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas) countered, the Frenchman and six others joined in for the ride, the names being: Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Silence-Lotto), Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Fabian Cancellara (Team Saxo Bank), David Arroyo and José Ivan Gutierrez (Caisse d'Epargne) and Pierrick Fedrigo (Bbox Bouygues Telecom).

Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Slipstream), Christophe Kern and Amael Moinard (Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne) and Simon Spilak (Lampre-NGC) were the next four to bridge to make another even dozen, the same quantity of names as the day before. That was until Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel-Euskadi), David Millar (Garmin-Slipstream) and Tony Martin (Team Columbia-HTC) were next to make the transition, with 15 now in front.

Twenty-five kilometres later, Hesjedal attacked the break and after cresting the Côte de Prevonloup (km. 74) solo, the Canadian chose to sit up. When he was caught, only eight of his original companions joined him, Rabobank's Juan Antonio Flecha (Rabobank) the new addition to make a 10-man lead group. Of the 10, Astarloza was the best-placed on GC, at the start of the day 16th on the classement general and 3:02 behind overnight leader Nocentini (AG2R La Mondiale).

With 85 kilometres covered, 3:10 was the gap between break and bunch as Astarloza became the maillot jaune virtuel, Armstrong having now removed his leg warmers a short time ago as Astana grew in numbers at the peloton's fore. Sixteenth overall at the start of the day, Vladimir Efimkin's abandon at the feed zone (km. 99.5) was a surprise, the Russian's crash a few days earlier obviously taken its toll.

At the foot of the day's penultimate climb, the Col des Mosses, the escape's advantage measured 3:37 after 123 kilometres, although their lead at one stage topped the four-and-a-half minute mark. The 13.8-kilometre ascent that averaged just four percent, last used in 2000 when Italian Massimiliano Lelli led over the 1,445-metre summit, proved a small obstacle for the lead group as Astarloza passed its zenith 3:23 ahead of the Astana/Garmin-Slipstream-led peloton.

Fifty kilometres out, having ridden past the UCI headquarters in Aigle, the leading 10 had improved their advantage, now 4:15 ahead. Back in the peloton, the electric-green jerseys of Liquigas had gathered to the fore for Kreuziger and Nibali, Astana also still there, eventually withering away the break's lead to 2:40 with 21 kilometres left to race. And in an attempt to stop the inevitable, Lampre's Spilak took flight.

Chased later by Astarloza of Euskaltel-Euskadi, Spilak began the 8.8-kilometre climb to Verbier with a 44-second lead to the Spaniard, the remains of the break a further 55 seconds back, and the peloton no more than a minute-and-a-half behind. Six kilometres from the line Andy Schleck looked ready to pounce, but Contador's acceleration 300 metres later beat him to it, and by the end, beat everyone else, never seen again. The younger Schleck was the only rider to try and bridge to Contador, but failed by 43 seconds.

"I had planned to attack four to five kilometres from the finish," said Contador, "but Saxo Bank worked really hard, so I decided to attack earlier because there was only four or five riders left in the group."

Best of the next chase group of four was Nibali, which also included Fränk Schleck, Wiggins and Sastre, the latter doing well to chase back on after he and Nocentini were dropped. Only four other riders finished within two minutes of Contador on the climb to Verbier: Evans, Klöden, Armstrong and Kirchen.

For images of stage 15 click here

Full results
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 5:03:58  
2 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:43  
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 0:01:03  
4 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:06  
5 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream    
6 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam    
7 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 0:01:26  
8 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 0:01:29  
9 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana 0:01:35  
10 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC 0:01:55  
11 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 0:02:06  
12 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 0:02:13  
13 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha    
14 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 0:02:23  
15 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:02:32  
16 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:33  
17 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto    
18 Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram 0:02:36  
19 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
20 José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam    
21 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:41  
22 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
23 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux    
24 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto 0:02:52  
25 Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel 0:03:14  
26 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
27 Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
28 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:03:17  
29 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:03:24  
30 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel 0:03:36  
31 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:43  
32 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha    
33 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo TestTeam    
34 Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
35 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:54  
36 George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC 0:04:06  
37 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
38 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram    
39 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step    
40 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:04:10  
41 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram    
42 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 0:04:14  
43 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel 0:04:20  
44 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream 0:04:23  
45 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:04:38  
46 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel 0:04:43  
47 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence - Lotto 0:04:58  
48 Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank 0:05:07  
49 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC 0:05:21  
50 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:05:24  
51 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha    
52 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:05:30  
53 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel    
54 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
55 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:05:49  
56 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha    
57 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano 0:05:52  
58 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:06:22  
59 Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana    
60 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
61 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank    
62 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream    
63 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux    
64 Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto    
65 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 0:06:27  
66 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana 0:06:53  
67 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne    
68 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step 0:06:57  
69 Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:07:26  
70 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC    
71 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:07:41  
72 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana 0:07:56  
73 Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam    
74 Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
75 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel    
76 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam    
77 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo TestTeam    
78 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha    
79 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank 0:08:22  
80 Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank 0:08:39  
81 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:11:31  
82 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha 0:12:11  
83 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC    
84 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
85 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank    
86 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano    
87 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank    
88 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC    
89 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
90 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
91 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano    
92 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
93 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
94 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - NGC    
95 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto    
96 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
97 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
98 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas    
99 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto    
100 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC    
101 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
102 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram    
103 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream    
104 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
105 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux    
106 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram    
107 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto    
108 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto    
109 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC 0:13:11  
110 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC    
111 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step    
112 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:13:15  
113 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
114 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
115 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
116 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:13:35  
117 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 0:14:13  
118 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank    
119 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano 0:14:15  
120 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram    
121 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 0:14:46  
122 Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana 0:18:12  
123 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo TestTeam    
124 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas    
125 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC    
126 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas    
127 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step    
128 William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
129 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC    
130 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC    
131 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana    
132 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
133 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas    
134 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step    
135 Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
136 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
137 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
138 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
139 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
140 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step    
141 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo TestTeam    
142 José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale    
143 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
144 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux    
145 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha    
146 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas    
147 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
148 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream    
149 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram    
150 Cycril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano    
151 Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC    
152 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank    
153 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas    
154 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam    
155 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas    
156 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:18:24  
157 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC    
158 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux    
159 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:20:04  
160 Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step 0:33:32  
161 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux    
162 Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:45:43  
DNF Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale    
DNS Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step    
Points
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 20 pts
2 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 17  
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 15  
4 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 13  
5 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 12  
6 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam 10  
7 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 9  
8 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 8  
9 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana 7  
10 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC 6  
11 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 5  
12 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 4  
13 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha 3  
14 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 2  
15 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux 1  
Sprint 1 - Thierrens, km 56.5
1 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 6 pts
2 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream 4  
3 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 2  
Sprint 2 - Martigny (N.9-E.27) , km 181.0
1 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 6 pts
2 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto 4  
3 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 2  
Mountain 1 - Côte du Rafour (Cat. 3) km 8.0
1 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas 4 pts
2 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 3  
3 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
4 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto 1  
Mountain 2 - Col des Etroits (Cat. 3) km 18.5
1 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas 4 pts
2 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 3  
3 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
4 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC 1  
Mountain 3 - Côte de La Carrière (Cat. 3) km 54.0
1 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 4 pts
2 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas 3  
3 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
4 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 1  
Mountain 4 - Côte de Prévonloup (Cat. 3) km 74.0
1 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream 4 pts
2 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 3  
3 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto 2  
4 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1  
Mountain 5 - Col des Mosses (Cat. 2) km 135.0
1 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 10 pts
2 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 9  
3 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto 8  
4 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 7  
5 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 6  
6 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 5  
Mountain 6 - Verbier (Cat. 1) km 207.5
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 30 pts
2 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 26  
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 22  
4 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 18  
5 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 16  
6 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam 14  
7 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 12  
8 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 10  
Most aggressive rider
1 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC    
Young riders
1 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 5:04:41  
2 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 0:00:20  
3 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 0:01:23  
4 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 0:01:30  
5 Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram 0:01:53  
6 Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel 0:02:31  
7 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:02:41  
8 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel 0:02:53  
9 Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:03:00  
10 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:03:23  
11 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha 0:05:06  
12 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:05:39  
13 Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto    
14 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 0:06:10  
15 Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:06:43  
16 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC    
17 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam 0:07:13  
18 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC 0:11:28  
19 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
20 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano    
21 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano    
22 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram    
23 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto    
24 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC 0:12:28  
25 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano 0:13:32  
26 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 0:14:03  
27 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas 0:17:29  
28 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC    
29 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
30 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha    
31 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
32 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram    
33 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:17:41  
Teams
1 Astana 15:14:58  
2 Team Saxo Bank 0:02:51  
3 Team Columbia - HTC 0:03:27  
4 Silence - Lotto 0:03:47  
5 Cervelo TestTeam 0:04:21  
6 Garmin - Slipstream 0:05:06  
7 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:05:53  
8 AG2R La Mondiale 0:06:40  
9 Team Milram 0:07:48  
10 Agritubel 0:08:06  
11 Team Katusha 0:08:16  
12 Francaise des Jeux 0:08:31  
13 Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:08:41  
14 Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:11:04  
15 Liquigas 0:12:16  
16 Caisse d’Epargne 0:12:55  
17 Rabobank 0:14:52  
18 Quick Step 0:21:10  
19 Lampre - N.G.C 0:21:54  
20 Skil-Shimano 0:22:55  
General classification after stage 15
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 63:17:56  
2 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana 0:01:37  
3 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 0:01:46  
4 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 0:02:17  
5 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:26  
6 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:30  
7 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 0:02:51  
8 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 0:03:07  
9 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:03:09  
10 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:03:25  
11 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam 0:03:52  
12 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:03:59  
13 George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC 0:04:05  
14 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 0:04:27  
15 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 0:04:38  
16 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 0:04:40  
17 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC 0:05:05  
18 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:05:27  
19 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:05:37  
20 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha 0:05:56  
21 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:06:33  
22 Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel 0:07:04  
23 Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram 0:07:58  
24 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 0:08:20  
25 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:08:37  
26 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:08:42  
27 Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:10:02  
28 Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana 0:10:30  
29 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 0:11:23  
30 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:12:04  
31 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:12:06  
32 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana 0:12:10  
33 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 0:12:25  
34 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:13:17  
35 José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam 0:15:02  
36 Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank 0:15:32  
37 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 0:15:48  
38 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:17:41  
39 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo TestTeam 0:18:27  
40 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana 0:19:06  
41 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:19:47  
42 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:20:28  
43 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:21:18  
44 Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:22:32  
45 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:23:14  
46 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas 0:24:26  
47 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:24:43  
48 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:29:21  
49 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:30:44  
50 Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank 0:30:47  
51 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank 0:31:18  
52 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 0:31:19  
53 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel 0:32:12  
54 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 0:32:39  
55 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto 0:35:22  
56 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:35:37  
57 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream 0:36:19  
58 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:36:23  
59 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 0:40:34  
60 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 0:40:53  
61 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 0:40:55  
62 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:41:20  
63 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:41:45  
64 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence - Lotto 0:41:46  
65 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:41:49  
66 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:42:57  
67 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:44:30  
68 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel 0:47:09  
69 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 0:47:54  
70 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 0:47:56  
71 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel 0:49:32  
72 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel 0:49:36  
73 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas 0:52:57  
74 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC 0:53:43  
75 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:54:57  
76 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:56:08  
77 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam 0:56:31  
78 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:57:13  
79 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo TestTeam 0:58:42  
80 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel 0:59:06  
81 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:59:32  
82 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 1:00:11  
83 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:00:18  
84 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:00:35  
85 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC 1:02:26  
86 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step 1:03:05  
87 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 1:03:43  
88 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto 1:04:10  
89 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 1:05:05  
90 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 1:06:08  
91 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream 1:07:07  
92 José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale    
93 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:08:49  
94 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank 1:08:58  
95 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank 1:09:00  
96 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha 1:09:40  
97 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto 1:09:54  
98 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - NGC 1:10:31  
99 Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam 1:12:27  
100 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank 1:13:42  
101 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha 1:13:51  
102 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto    
103 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas 1:14:19  
104 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1:14:41  
105 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:15:54  
106 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step 1:17:40  
107 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux 1:18:03  
108 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo TestTeam 1:22:38  
109 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1:24:19  
110 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step 1:25:19  
111 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram 1:26:08  
112 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 1:26:29  
113 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 1:26:51  
114 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas 1:30:57  
115 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas 1:31:28  
116 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 1:32:03  
117 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha 1:32:44  
118 Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha 1:33:18  
119 Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano 1:34:29  
120 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC 1:35:29  
121 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 1:36:19  
122 Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto 1:36:41  
123 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux 1:39:08  
124 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 1:39:25  
125 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC 1:39:57  
126 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano 1:40:51  
127 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC 1:41:53  
128 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream 1:42:22  
129 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano 1:42:28  
130 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas 1:42:32  
131 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 1:43:08  
132 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:43:46  
133 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 1:45:25  
134 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux 1:46:20  
135 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 1:46:21  
136 Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana 1:47:03  
137 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC 1:48:16  
138 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 1:48:20  
139 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC 1:49:01  
140 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo TestTeam 1:49:11  
141 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:49:35  
142 Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC 1:51:40  
143 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 1:53:03  
144 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 1:53:41  
145 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1:53:51  
146 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto 1:54:39  
147 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1:57:03  
148 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas 1:57:13  
149 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 1:57:42  
150 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 1:58:11  
151 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC 1:58:38  
152 Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 1:58:50  
153 Cycril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano 1:59:02  
154 William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 1:59:43  
155 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 1:59:56  
156 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana 2:00:02  
157 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano 2:01:32  
158 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 2:01:39  
159 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam 2:04:30  
160 Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step 2:10:50  
161 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux 2:23:37  
162 Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano 3:02:10  
Points classification
1 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo TestTeam 218 pts
2 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC 200  
3 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 126  
4 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 122  
5 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 110  
6 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank 97  
7 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 81  
8 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas 81  
9 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 74  
10 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha 66  
11 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 65  
12 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 64  
13 George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC 63  
14 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 57  
15 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 55  
16 William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 54  
17 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC 53  
18 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas 52  
19 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 50  
20 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 48  
21 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam 48  
22 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 48  
23 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux 48  
24 Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano 48  
25 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 47  
26 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 47  
27 Cycril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano 47  
28 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 46  
29 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 46  
30 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 46  
31 Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha 44  
32 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 43  
33 Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel 41  
34 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 41  
35 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo TestTeam 38  
36 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 38  
37 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 37  
38 Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram 37  
39 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 36  
40 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 35  
41 Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano 34  
42 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 34  
43 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel 31  
44 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 31  
45 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 30  
46 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 30  
47 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 30  
48 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 29  
49 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 29  
50 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 29  
51 Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 29  
52 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel 28  
53 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux 28  
54 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC 27  
55 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha 27  
56 Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC 26  
57 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana 26  
58 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 26  
59 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana 26  
60 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 26  
61 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 26  
62 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux 25  
63 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 25  
64 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 25  
65 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 24  
66 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream 24  
67 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram 24  
68 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux 23  
69 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 22  
70 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC 22  
71 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 21  
72 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 20  
73 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 19  
74 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC 18  
75 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano 18  
76 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 17  
77 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 17  
78 Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step 17  
79 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto 16  
80 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 14  
81 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC 14  
82 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas 14  
83 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 14  
84 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank 14  
85 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto 13  
86 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto 13  
87 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux 12  
88 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank 11  
89 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step 11  
90 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 10  
91 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux 10  
92 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam 10  
93 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 10  
94 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 9  
95 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 8  
96 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel 8  
97 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 7  
98 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo TestTeam 7  
99 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel 6  
100 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 6  
101 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 6  
102 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha 5  
103 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha 5  
104 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 5  
105 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 5  
106 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto 4  
107 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream 4  
108 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas 4  
109 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 4  
110 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha 4  
111 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas 4  
112 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step 3  
113 Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto 3  
114 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano 3  
115 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC 3  
116 Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana 2  
117 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 2  
118 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 2  
119 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC 2  
120 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 1  
121 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC -25  
Mountains classification
1 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas 109 pts
2 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 101  
3 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 65  
4 Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel 64  
5 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 63  
6 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 56  
7 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 56  
8 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 52  
9 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 46  
10 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam 45  
11 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux 43  
12 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 41  
13 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 38  
14 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 36  
15 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 34  
16 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 32  
17 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 32  
18 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 31  
19 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto 31  
20 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 31  
21 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 26  
22 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 26  
23 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 26  
24 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 24  
25 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 23  
26 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 23  
27 George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC 21  
28 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 17  
29 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 17  
30 Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank 17  
31 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas 17  
32 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 14  
33 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam 14  
34 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 14  
35 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana 14  
36 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank 13  
37 Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana 12  
38 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 11  
39 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank 11  
40 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 10  
41 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 10  
42 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux 9  
43 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 9  
44 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 7  
45 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 6  
46 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas 6  
47 Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano 6  
48 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux 6  
49 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana 6  
50 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 6  
51 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 6  
52 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 5  
53 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto 5  
54 Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC 5  
55 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 5  
56 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 5  
57 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream 4  
58 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 4  
59 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 4  
60 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel 4  
61 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 4  
62 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 4  
63 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 4  
64 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha 3  
65 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel 3  
66 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram 3  
67 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux 3  
68 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha 2  
69 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas 2  
70 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 1  
71 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel 1  
72 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1  
73 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC 1  
74 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream 1  
75 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 1  
Young riders classification
1 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 63:20:22  
2 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 0:00:25  
3 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:41  
4 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 0:02:14  
5 Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel 0:04:38  
6 Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram 0:05:32  
7 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:09:40  
8 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:10:51  
9 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:15:15  
10 Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:20:06  
11 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 0:38:29  
12 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 0:45:30  
13 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel 0:47:06  
14 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam 0:54:05  
15 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:54:47  
16 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 1:02:39  
17 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto 1:11:25  
18 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha 1:30:18  
19 Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha 1:30:52  
20 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC 1:33:03  
21 Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto 1:34:15  
22 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano 1:38:25  
23 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC 1:39:27  
24 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 1:42:59  
25 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC 1:45:50  
26 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 1:45:54  
27 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC 1:46:35  
28 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 1:50:37  
29 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 1:51:15  
30 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas 1:54:47  
31 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 1:57:30  
32 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano 1:59:06  
33 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 1:59:13  
Teams classification
1 Astana 188:22:49  
2 AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:17  
3 Team Saxo Bank 0:02:14  
4 Team Milram 0:02:41  
5 Team Columbia - HTC 0:02:49  
6 Garmin - Slipstream 0:05:39  
7 Cervelo TestTeam 0:08:28  
8 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:11:15  
9 Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:11:46  
10 Francaise des Jeux 0:16:07  
11 Liquigas 0:17:58  
12 Rabobank 0:26:00  
13 Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:26:03  
14 Silence - Lotto 0:26:59  
15 Team Katusha 0:30:18  
16 Caisse d’Epargne 0:33:35  
17 Agritubel 0:37:59  
18 Quick Step 1:11:00  
19 Lampre - N.G.C 2:06:01  
20 Skil-Shimano 3:38:43