Contador king of Verbier

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
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana5:03:58 
2Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:00:43 
3Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:01:03 
4Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:01:06 
5Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream  
6Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam  
7Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:01:26 
8Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana0:01:29 
9Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana0:01:35 
10Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC0:01:55 
11Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:02:06 
12Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:02:13 
13Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha  
14Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC0:02:23 
15Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:02:32 
16Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:33 
17Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
18Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:02:36 
19Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
20José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam  
21Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:41 
22Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
23Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux  
24Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:02:52 
25Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:03:14 
26Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
27Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
28Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:03:17 
29Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:03:24 
30Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel0:03:36 
31Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:43 
32Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha  
33Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo TestTeam  
34Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
35Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:54 
36George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC0:04:06 
37Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
38Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram  
39Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step  
40Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:04:10 
41Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram  
42Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank0:04:14 
43Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel0:04:20 
44Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream0:04:23 
45Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:04:38 
46Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel0:04:43 
47Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence - Lotto0:04:58 
48Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:05:07 
49David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC0:05:21 
50Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:05:24 
51Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha  
52Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:05:30 
53Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel  
54Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
55Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:05:49 
56Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha  
57Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano0:05:52 
58Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:22 
59Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana  
60Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
61Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank  
62Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream  
63Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux  
64Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto  
65Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank0:06:27 
66Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana0:06:53 
67Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne  
68Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step0:06:57 
69Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha0:07:26 
70Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC  
71Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:07:41 
72Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana0:07:56 
73Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam  
74Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano  
75Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel  
76Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam  
77Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo TestTeam  
78Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha  
79Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:08:22 
80Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:08:39 
81Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:11:31 
82Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha0:12:11 
83Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC  
84Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
85Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank  
86Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano  
87Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank  
88Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC  
89Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
90Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
91Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano  
92Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
93Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
94Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - NGC  
95Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
96Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
97David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
98Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas  
99Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto  
100Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC  
101José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
102Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram  
103David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream  
104David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
105Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux  
106Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram  
107Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
108Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
109Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:13:11 
110Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC  
111Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
112Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:13:15 
113Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
114Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
115Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
116David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:13:35 
117Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank0:14:13 
118Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank  
119Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:14:15 
120Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
121Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram0:14:46 
122Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana0:18:12 
123Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo TestTeam  
124Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas  
125Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC  
126Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas  
127Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step  
128William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
129Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC  
130Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC  
131Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana  
132Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
133Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas  
134Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step  
135Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
136Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
137Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
138Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
139Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
140Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step  
141Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo TestTeam  
142José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale  
143Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
144Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux  
145Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
146Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas  
147Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
148Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream  
149Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram  
150Cycril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano  
151Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC  
152Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank  
153Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas  
154Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam  
155Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas  
156Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:18:24 
157Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC  
158Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux  
159Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:20:04 
160Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step0:33:32 
161Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux  
162Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:45:43 
DNFVladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNSTom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step  
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana20pts
2Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank17 
3Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas15 
4Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank13 
5Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream12 
6Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam10 
7Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto9 
8Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana8 
9Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana7 
10Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC6 
11Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas5 
12Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC4 
13Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha3 
14Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC2 
15Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux1 
Sprint 1 - Thierrens, km 56.5
1Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6pts
2Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream4 
3Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2 
Sprint 2 - Martigny (N.9-E.27) , km 181.0
1Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne6pts
2Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto4 
3David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2 
Mountain 1 - Côte du Rafour (Cat. 3) km 8.0
1Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas4pts
2Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom3 
3Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
4Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto1 
Mountain 2 - Col des Etroits (Cat. 3) km 18.5
1Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas4pts
2Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step3 
3Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
4David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC1 
Mountain 3 - Côte de La Carrière (Cat. 3) km 54.0
1Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne4pts
2Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas3 
3Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
4José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1 
Mountain 4 - Côte de Prévonloup (Cat. 3) km 74.0
1Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream4pts
2Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom3 
3Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto2 
4Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
Mountain 5 - Col des Mosses (Cat. 2) km 135.0
1Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom10pts
2Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi9 
3Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto8 
4David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne7 
5Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne6 
6José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne5 
Mountain 6 - Verbier (Cat. 1) km 207.5
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana30pts
2Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank26 
3Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas22 
4Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank18 
5Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream16 
6Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam14 
7Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto12 
8Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana10 
Most aggressive rider
1Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC  
Young riders
1Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank5:04:41 
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:00:20 
3Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:01:23 
4Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:01:30 
5Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:01:53 
6Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:02:31 
7Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:02:41 
8Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel0:02:53 
9Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:03:00 
10Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:03:23 
11Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha0:05:06 
12Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:39 
13Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto  
14Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:06:10 
15Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha0:06:43 
16Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC  
17Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam0:07:13 
18Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:11:28 
19Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
20Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano  
21Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano  
22Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram  
23Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
24Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:12:28 
25Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:13:32 
26Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram0:14:03 
27Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas0:17:29 
28Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC  
29Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
30Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
31Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
32Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram  
33Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:17:41 
2Team Saxo Bank0:02:51 
3Team Columbia - HTC0:03:27 
4Silence - Lotto0:03:47 
5Cervelo TestTeam0:04:21 
6Garmin - Slipstream0:05:06 
7Euskaltel - Euskadi0:05:53 
8AG2R La Mondiale0:06:40 
9Team Milram0:07:48 
11Team Katusha0:08:16 
12Francaise des Jeux0:08:31 
13Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:08:41 
14Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:11:04 
16Caisse d’Epargne0:12:55 
18Quick Step0:21:10 
19Lampre - N.G.C0:21:54 
General classification after stage 15
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana63:17:56 
2Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana0:01:37 
3Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream0:01:46 
4Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana0:02:17 
5Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:02:26 
6Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:30 
7Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:02:51 
8Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:03:07 
9Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:03:09 
10Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:03:25 
11Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam0:03:52 
12Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:03:59 
13George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC0:04:05 
14Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:04:27 
15Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC0:04:38 
16Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:04:40 
17Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC0:05:05 
18Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:05:27 
19Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:05:37 
20Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha0:05:56 
21Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux0:06:33 
22Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:07:04 
23Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:07:58 
24Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram0:08:20 
25Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha0:08:37 
26Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:08:42 
27Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:10:02 
28Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana0:10:30 
29Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank0:11:23 
30Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:12:04 
31Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:12:06 
32Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana0:12:10 
33Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram0:12:25 
34Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:13:17 
35José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam0:15:02 
36Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:15:32 
37Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step0:15:48 
38Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:17:41 
39Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo TestTeam0:18:27 
40Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana0:19:06 
41David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:19:47 
42Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux0:20:28 
43Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:21:18 
44Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:22:32 
45Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:23:14 
46Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas0:24:26 
47Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:24:43 
48Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:29:21 
49Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:30:44 
50Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:30:47 
51Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:31:18 
52Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank0:31:19 
53Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel0:32:12 
54Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank0:32:39 
55Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:35:22 
56Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha0:35:37 
57Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream0:36:19 
58Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:36:23 
59David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream0:40:34 
60Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank0:40:53 
61Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:40:55 
62Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:41:20 
63José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:41:45 
64Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence - Lotto0:41:46 
65Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:41:49 
66Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:42:57 
67Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:44:30 
68Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel0:47:09 
69Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step0:47:54 
70Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:47:56 
71Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel0:49:32 
72Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel0:49:36 
73Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas0:52:57 
74David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC0:53:43 
75Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:54:57 
76Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:56:08 
77Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam0:56:31 
78Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:57:13 
79Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo TestTeam0:58:42 
80Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel0:59:06 
81David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:59:32 
82Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:00:11 
83Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:00:18 
84Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:00:35 
85Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC1:02:26 
86Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step1:03:05 
87David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:03:43 
88Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto1:04:10 
89Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano1:05:05 
90Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step1:06:08 
91Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream1:07:07 
92José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale  
93Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:08:49 
94Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank1:08:58 
95Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank1:09:00 
96Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha1:09:40 
97Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto1:09:54 
98Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - NGC1:10:31 
99Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam1:12:27 
100Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank1:13:42 
101Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha1:13:51 
102Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
103Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas1:14:19 
104Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:14:41 
105Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:15:54 
106Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step1:17:40 
107Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux1:18:03 
108Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo TestTeam1:22:38 
109Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:24:19 
110Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step1:25:19 
111Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram1:26:08 
112Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank1:26:29 
113Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC1:26:51 
114Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas1:30:57 
115Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas1:31:28 
116Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne1:32:03 
117Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha1:32:44 
118Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha1:33:18 
119Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano1:34:29 
120Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC1:35:29 
121Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank1:36:19 
122Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto1:36:41 
123Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux1:39:08 
124Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:39:25 
125Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC1:39:57 
126Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano1:40:51 
127Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC1:41:53 
128Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream1:42:22 
129Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano1:42:28 
130Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas1:42:32 
131Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC1:43:08 
132Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:43:46 
133Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram1:45:25 
134Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux1:46:20 
135Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram1:46:21 
136Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana1:47:03 
137Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC1:48:16 
138Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha1:48:20 
139Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC1:49:01 
140Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo TestTeam1:49:11 
141Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:49:35 
142Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC1:51:40 
143Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:53:03 
144Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano1:53:41 
145Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:53:51 
146Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto1:54:39 
147Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:57:03 
148Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas1:57:13 
149Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream1:57:42 
150Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC1:58:11 
151Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC1:58:38 
152Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:58:50 
153Cycril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano1:59:02 
154William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:59:43 
155Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram1:59:56 
156Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana2:00:02 
157Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano2:01:32 
158Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream2:01:39 
159Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam2:04:30 
160Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step2:10:50 
161Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux2:23:37 
162Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano3:02:10 
Points classification
1Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo TestTeam218pts
2Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC200 
3Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne126 
4Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram122 
5Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream110 
6Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank97 
7Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale81 
8Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas81 
9Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale74 
10Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha66 
11Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana65 
12Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne64 
13George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC63 
14Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step57 
15Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank55 
16William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom54 
17Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC53 
18Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas52 
19Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream50 
20Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana48 
21Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam48 
22Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi48 
23Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux48 
24Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano48 
25Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom47 
26Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC47 
27Cycril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano47 
28Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne46 
29Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank46 
30Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step46 
31Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha44 
32Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto43 
33Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel41 
34Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi41 
35Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo TestTeam38 
36Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne38 
37Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano37 
38Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram37 
39Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom36 
40Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank35 
41Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano34 
42Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha34 
43Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel31 
44Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale31 
45Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne30 
46Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom30 
47Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom30 
48Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne29 
49Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas29 
50Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC29 
51Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom29 
52Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel28 
53Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux28 
54Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC27 
55Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha27 
56Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC26 
57Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana26 
58Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank26 
59Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana26 
60Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi26 
61Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano26 
62Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux25 
63Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne25 
64Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas25 
65Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne24 
66Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream24 
67Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram24 
68Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux23 
69José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne22 
70Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC22 
71Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram21 
72Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale20 
73Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram19 
74Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC18 
75Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano18 
76Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi17 
77Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram17 
78Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step17 
79Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto16 
80Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank14 
81Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC14 
82Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas14 
83Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale14 
84Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank14 
85Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto13 
86Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto13 
87Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux12 
88Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank11 
89Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step11 
90David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream10 
91Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux10 
92Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam10 
93Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram10 
94Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom9 
95Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream8 
96Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel8 
97Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC7 
98Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo TestTeam7 
99Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel6 
100Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne6 
101Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank6 
102Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha5 
103Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha5 
104Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne5 
105Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi5 
106Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto4 
107Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream4 
108Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas4 
109Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank4 
110Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha4 
111Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas4 
112Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step3 
113Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto3 
114Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano3 
115Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC3 
116Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana2 
117David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2 
118Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank2 
119David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC2 
120Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC1 
121Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC-25 
Mountains classification
1Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas109pts
2Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi101 
3Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom65 
4Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel64 
5Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne63 
6Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi56 
7Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step56 
8Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana52 
9Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale46 
10Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam45 
11Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux43 
12Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi41 
13David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne38 
14Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank36 
15Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale34 
16Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas32 
17Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram32 
18Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto31 
19Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto31 
20Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom31 
21Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank26 
22Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne26 
23José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne26 
24Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi24 
25Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank23 
26Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step23 
27George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC21 
28Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha17 
29Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream17 
30Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank17 
31Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas17 
32Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne14 
33Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam14 
34Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom14 
35Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana14 
36Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank13 
37Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana12 
38David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream11 
39Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank11 
40Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana10 
41Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne10 
42Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux9 
43David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream9 
44Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano7 
45Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC6 
46Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas6 
47Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano6 
48Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux6 
49Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana6 
50Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank6 
51Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne6 
52Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom5 
53Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto5 
54Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC5 
55Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi5 
56Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5 
57Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream4 
58Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne4 
59Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank4 
60Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel4 
61Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram4 
62Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano4 
63Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne4 
64Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha3 
65Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel3 
66Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram3 
67Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux3 
68Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha2 
69Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas2 
70Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas1 
71Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel1 
72Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1 
73David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC1 
74Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream1 
75Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank1 
Young riders classification
1Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank63:20:22 
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:00:25 
3Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:00:41 
4Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:02:14 
5Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:04:38 
6Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:05:32 
7Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:09:40 
8Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:10:51 
9Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:15 
10Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:20:06 
11Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:38:29 
12Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:45:30 
13Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel0:47:06 
14Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam0:54:05 
15Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:54:47 
16Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano1:02:39 
17Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto1:11:25 
18Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha1:30:18 
19Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha1:30:52 
20Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC1:33:03 
21Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto1:34:15 
22Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano1:38:25 
23Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC1:39:27 
24Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram1:42:59 
25Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC1:45:50 
26Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha1:45:54 
27Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC1:46:35 
28Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:50:37 
29Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano1:51:15 
30Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas1:54:47 
31Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram1:57:30 
32Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano1:59:06 
33Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream1:59:13 
Teams classification
2AG2R La Mondiale0:01:17 
3Team Saxo Bank0:02:14 
4Team Milram0:02:41 
5Team Columbia - HTC0:02:49 
6Garmin - Slipstream0:05:39 
7Cervelo TestTeam0:08:28 
8Euskaltel - Euskadi0:11:15 
9Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:11:46 
10Francaise des Jeux0:16:07 
13Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:26:03 
14Silence - Lotto0:26:59 
15Team Katusha0:30:18 
16Caisse d’Epargne0:33:35 
18Quick Step1:11:00 
19Lampre - N.G.C2:06:01 

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