Tour title set in concrete for Contador

Five riders now with a chance of making Paris podium

According to competition director of the Tour de France, Jean-François Pescheux, the 2009 La Grande Boucle was to be a race for the climbers, similar to the 1998 edition won by the late Marco Pantani.

Many previous Tours have contained more than 100 kilometres of individual time trials. This year, there are only 55.

But after the ride of the maillot jaune Thursday in Annecy, around a 40.5-kilometre lakeside route hardly made for a 62-kilo featherweight like Contador, it seems the 26-year-old would not have cared if there were 1,000 kilometres of racing against the clock.

The 2009 Tour de France can no longer be called a race for climbers. It has become a race for Alberto Contador. Because in this specialised discipline the French call contre-la-montre, he beat all the time trial specialists, all the rouleurs, all the climbers… He beat everyone.

Out of all the favourites on the previous stage to Le Grand-Bornand, the Spaniard hurt himself least; his adversaries were either forced to attack or chase. In Annecy, capital of the Haute-Savoie region and birthplace of the Winter Olympics, Contador's fresher legs showed in spades as he ripped around the edge of the most pristine lake in Europe and bested each of the four intermediate checks, finishing bang-on forty-eight-and-a-half minutes.

Eclipsing Fabian Cancellara, winner of the opening 15.5-kilometre-long Monaco time trial, by three seconds, Contador and the Swiss rider were the only men to set a speed over fifty kilometres an hour, both recording a 50.1 km/h average.

"It's an honour to be compared to [Miguel] Indurain, but he was something else, he was a great time trialist and had other qualities," said Contador of the five-time Tour champion, despite repeatedly demonstrating he's a level above the rest.

"Yesterday [Stage 17], I took it easy in the final two kilometres with my mind already on today's time trial. That was an important factor in today's win. When I saw the time [split] at the top of the hill [Côte de Bluffy, km. 28.5], I really wanted to beat Cancellara. I knew that Cancellara also gained [time] on the descent, so from the top, I really focused on the descent and went as fast as possible on the downhill. That is why I won by a few seconds," he said.

Cancellara, however, wasn't so sure, believing Contador received undue help from race motorbikes following the Spaniard: "On TV it looked like his bike was too close. My bike was very far away. For me the day is over and I'm looking forward to helping my teammates as much as possible until we get to Paris. Everybody was cracking, but those small details count and maybe [Contador] had the small details on his side. Both physically and mentally it would have helped him."

Contador first, daylight second on GC

By consequence, Contador has extended his advantage to Saxo Bank's Andy Schleck in the classement générale to a massive 4 minutes, 11 seconds; with three stages remaining, an abyss in Grand Tour parlance. Predictably, Lance Armstrong (Astana) has slotted into third, 5:25 off Contador, although Thursday was far from an Armstrong at his best.

Having clearly hurt himself on Wednesday's monstrous mountain stage to Le Grand-Bornand, the American was never on a flyer, his face writhed in pain virtually the whole way. Neither was Saxo's Fränk Schleck, the man Armstrong displaced, who dropped to sixth by the day's end. The 37-year-old Texan arrived on the Avenue d'Albigny right on the 50-minute mark to set a 48.6 km/h average, his 16th place not great, but good enough to move up a notch to third on GC.

Slotted in between Armstrong and Fränk Schleck on the leaderboard is Bradley Wiggins (Garmin-Slipstream) and Andréas Klöden (Astana), just 11 and 13 seconds behind on the overall classification. And with the elder Schleck 34 seconds adrift of the seven-time Tour champion, Saturday's romp to Mont Ventoux has taken on an even greater importance. Barring disaster for Contador, it therefore leaves five riders with a chance of filling the final two podium spots.

Is Contador sending Armstrong a message?

Fastest at the first, third and fourth time-checks by 18, 30 and 15 seconds, respectively, Contador's rip-roaring ride around Lake Annecy was 15 seconds quicker than early leader Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha, 3rd), 33 seconds faster than Beijing Games silver medallist Gustav Larsson (Saxo Bank, 4th), and 41 and 43 seconds better than Garmin-Slispstream's British pairing of David Millar (5th) and Wiggins (6th).

Only three other riders finished within a minute of Contador: Luis Leon Sanchez (Caisse d'Epargne, 7th), Christophe Moreau (Agritubel, 8th) and Klöden (Astana, 9th).

Being the first Tour de France where a mountain stage follows an individual time trial, Thursday's race against the clock appeared to be tackled with an air of caution. Rather than being a flat-out test of strength and power, no holds barred, it developed into a more strategic stage than usual, with the knowledge there's a need to keep a little in reserve for the Ventoux. By the day's end, the ten-best riders were separated by 1:02.

It seems Contador is attempting to force a changing of the guards at Astana. Doing his own thing, attacking when he wants – even if it involves his own team-mates being dropped – and occasionally disobeying orders. The last occasion the winner of final individual time trial won the Tour de France was 2005 in St Etienne, when Lance Armstrong beat Jan Ullrich and Alexandre Vinokourov en route to his seventh Tour victory.

By virtue of Thursday's performance, is Contador telling the American to step aside?

No need to do that, Alberto – Lance has already indicated he's jumping ship at the end of the year, US consumer electronics company Radio Shack set to be the primary sponsor of what will be America's third ProTour team in 2010.

"To be able to compete for an American team comprised of the world's top cyclists, supported by the best coaches and staff – I couldn't be happier to partner with RadioShack, a truly iconic American brand," said Armstrong in a press release.

"I heard about the news," Contador said. "My thoughts are focused on keeping this jersey to Paris, not on my future team. I need to give all my concentration to that."

For images of stage 18 click here

Results
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana0:48:31 
2Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank0:00:03 
3Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:15 
4Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:00:32 
5David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream0:00:40 
6Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream0:00:42 
7Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:43 
8Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel0:00:45 
9Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana0:00:53 
10David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:01:01 
11Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:01:04 
12Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:01:14 
13Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC0:01:18 
14Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step0:01:19 
15Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:27 
16Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana0:01:29 
17Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank0:01:37 
18Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:01:38 
19Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC  
20Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC0:01:41 
21Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:01:44 
22Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:47 
23Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:01:59 
24Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:02:00 
25Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank0:02:05 
26Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas  
27Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram0:02:10 
28Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:02:13 
29Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram0:02:14 
30Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto0:02:17 
31Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas0:02:18 
32Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:02:25 
33Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram0:02:31 
34George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC0:02:33 
35Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:02:34 
36Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:35 
37Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:36 
38Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
39Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana0:02:39 
40Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux0:02:44 
41José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:45 
42Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:02:49 
43Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream0:02:50 
44Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank0:02:52 
45Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:02:57 
46Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream0:02:59 
47Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:03:03 
48Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank0:03:06 
49Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step0:03:08 
50Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:10 
51Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana  
52Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas0:03:11 
53Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:03:16 
54Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:03:21 
55Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux  
56Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:03:23 
57Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:03:27 
58Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel0:03:29 
59Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team0:03:31 
60William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:03:32 
61Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:03:35 
62Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC  
63Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram  
64Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano0:03:36 
65Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto0:03:37 
66Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:03:38 
67Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC0:03:40 
68Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:03:43 
69Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel0:03:44 
70Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:03:47 
71Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
72Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:49 
73Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux0:03:53 
74Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:03:59 
75Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram0:04:06 
76Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step0:04:07 
77Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel  
78Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano0:04:10 
79Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank0:04:11 
80Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha0:04:15 
81Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:04:16 
82Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:18 
83Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux0:04:20 
84Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:04:24 
85Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:04:25 
86Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step0:04:28 
87Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:04:31 
88Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:32 
89Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team  
90José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:35 
91Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas0:04:36 
92Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:04:38 
93Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano  
94Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:04:40 
95Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
96Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
97Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:04:42 
98Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux0:04:44 
99Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:04:45 
100Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:04:46 
101Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas0:04:47 
102Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
103Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:04:50 
104Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:04:53 
105Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano  
106Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:04:55 
107Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
108Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas  
109David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC0:05:01 
110Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel0:05:02 
111Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas0:05:03 
112Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:05:04 
113Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha0:05:05 
114Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:05:08 
115Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:05:11 
116Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank0:05:13 
117Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana0:05:14 
118Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:05:15 
119Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
120Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence - Lotto0:05:18 
121Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team0:05:22 
122Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel0:05:23 
123Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
124Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:05:27 
125Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:05:28 
126Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux  
127Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC0:05:29 
128Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step0:05:30 
129Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:05:33 
130Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha0:05:37 
131Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step0:05:40 
132Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha0:05:41 
133Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
134Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream0:05:48 
135Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:05:51 
136Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha  
137Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:05:52 
138David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:05:56 
139Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC0:05:59 
140Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:06:02 
141Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:06:03 
142Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana0:06:08 
143Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC0:06:10 
144Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team0:06:13 
145Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank0:06:18 
146Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana0:06:21 
147Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas0:06:24 
148Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:06:26 
149Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:06:28 
150Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:06:38 
151Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
152Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux0:06:41 
153Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:06:47 
154Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha0:06:48 
155David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:06:51 
156Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:53 
157Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram0:07:32 
158Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:08:10 
Points
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana15pts
2Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank12 
3Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha10 
4Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank8 
5David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream6 
6Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream5 
7Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne4 
8Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel3 
9Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana2 
10David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream1 
Côte de Bluffy, km. 28.5
1Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto4pts
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana3 
3Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom2 
4Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana1 
Young riders
1Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha0:48:45 
2Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:00:49 
3Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:01:30 
4Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:01:51 
5Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:01:58 
6Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram0:01:59 
7Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:02:35 
8Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:56 
9Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:03:01 
10Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel0:03:14 
11Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano0:03:21 
12Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto0:03:22 
13Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:03:23 
14Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC0:03:25 
15Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:03:28 
16Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram0:03:52 
17Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:03:53 
18Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha0:04:00 
19Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:04:10 
20Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:04:24 
21Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:04:35 
22Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:04:38 
23Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:04:39 
24Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:04:40 
25Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas0:04:48 
26Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:04:50 
27Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:04:53 
28Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:05:01 
29Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC0:05:14 
30Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:05:19 
31Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:06:24 
32Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha0:06:34 
33Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:07:56 
Teams
1Team Saxo Bank2:27:51 
2Astana0:00:03 
3Garmin - Slipstream0:00:05 
4Team Columbia - HTC0:01:40 
5Silence - Lotto0:03:36 
6Team Katusha0:03:37 
7Caisse d'Epargne0:03:45 
8Rabobank0:04:13 
9Team Milram0:04:17 
10Quick Step0:04:45 
11Liquigas0:05:15 
12Agritubel0:05:37 
13Lampre - N.G.C0:06:55 
14AG2R La Mondiale0:07:15 
15Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:07:32 
16Francaise Des Jeux0:07:40 
17Cervelo Test Team0:07:48 
18Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:08:29 
19Euskaltel - Euskadi0:08:39 
20Skil-Shimano0:08:53 
General classification after stage 18
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana73:15:39 
2Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:04:11 
3Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana0:05:25 
4Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream0:05:36 
5Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana0:05:38 
6Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:05:59 
7Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:07:15 
8Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:10:08 
9Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:12:38 
10Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:12:41 
11Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha0:13:36 
12Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:14:08 
13Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux0:14:37 
14Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:15:26 
15Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:27 
16Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:19:47 
17Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:19:49 
18Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha0:24:26 
19Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:25:58 
20Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step0:27:05 
21Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram0:27:51 
22George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC0:28:12 
23Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:29:57 
24Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram0:31:00 
25Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:31:49 
26Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana0:34:10 
27Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC0:35:25 
28Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel0:37:06 
29Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:38:20 
30Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:38:50 
31Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana0:39:17 
32Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:39:33 
33Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:41:05 
34Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC0:42:34 
35Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:42:46 
36Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:42:50 
37Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana0:44:49 
38Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas0:45:48 
39Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:48:23 
40Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:48:40 
41Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:51:14 
42Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:51:53 
43Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank0:52:47 
44Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha0:52:54 
45Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:54:25 
46Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:55:09 
47Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:55:39 
48Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank0:55:59 
49Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:57:20 
50Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team  
51Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux0:57:52 
52Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:02:02 
53Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto1:03:26 
54Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step1:03:52 
55Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream1:06:37 
56Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank1:07:26 
57David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC1:10:34 
58Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:16:43 
59David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:17:12 
60David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream1:18:22 
61Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence - Lotto1:19:43 
62Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel1:21:59 
63Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:22:07 
64Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:22:59 
65Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:25:52 
66Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:26:03 
67José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale1:27:45 
68David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:28:07 
69Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank1:28:30 
70José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:29:55 
71David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream1:30:38 
72Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel1:30:55 
73Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel1:32:27 
74Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel1:32:46 
75Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - NGC1:34:04 
76Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:34:50 
77Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:35:01 
78Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram1:37:45 
79Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:37:48 
80Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank1:38:34 
81Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank1:40:11 
82Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cervelo Test Team1:41:20 
83Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step1:44:09 
84Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha1:47:57 
85Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:48:11 
86Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:50:39 
87Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas1:50:52 
88Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto1:51:57 
89Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team1:53:38 
90Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:57:11 
91Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto1:58:12 
92Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank1:59:01 
93Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step1:59:38 
94Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC2:00:05 
95Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team2:02:18 
96Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux2:02:46 
97Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream2:04:24 
98Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano2:04:36 
99Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step2:04:37 
100Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha2:06:14 
101Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2:06:43 
102Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto2:08:44 
103Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC2:11:48 
104Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha2:12:31 
105Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank2:14:18 
106Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2:14:27 
107Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas2:16:34 
108Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team2:21:00 
109Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC2:27:32 
110Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas2:27:34 
111Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank2:28:53 
112Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram2:29:01 
113Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha2:30:32 
114Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank2:30:55 
115Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano  
116Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step2:31:20 
117Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas2:32:49 
118Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto2:34:35 
119Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne2:35:46 
120Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream2:37:33 
121Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom2:38:26 
122Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano2:38:44 
123Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC2:39:45 
124Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto2:39:57 
125Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC2:40:52 
126Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano2:40:56 
127Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux2:42:32 
128Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram2:45:34 
129Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team2:45:42 
130Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana2:46:23 
131Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC2:47:10 
132Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas2:47:40 
133Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha2:47:58 
134Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2:48:38 
135Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom2:49:36 
136Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram2:49:53 
137Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux2:50:51 
138Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:51:01 
139Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream2:52:21 
140Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC2:55:30 
141Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC2:56:54 
142Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC2:57:40 
143Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana2:59:09 
144Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
145Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano3:00:44 
146William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom3:02:19 
147Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas3:02:37 
148Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne3:02:42 
149Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom3:03:17 
150Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano3:04:09 
151Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram3:04:54 
152Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano3:05:43 
153Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC3:06:46 
154Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC3:07:01 
155Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream3:08:39 
156Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team3:10:12 
157Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step3:17:43 
158Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux3:32:43 
Points classification
1Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team230pts
2Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC200 
3Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne126 
4Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram122 
5Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream110 
6Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale100 
7Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank97 
8Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas96 
9Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana86 
10Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana79 
11Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale74 
12Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank67 
13Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream67 
14Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha66 
15Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne64 
16George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC63 
17Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step61 
18Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank61 
19William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom54 
20Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC53 
21Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas52 
22Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom51 
23Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom49 
24Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team48 
25Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi48 
26Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux48 
27Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas47 
28Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano47 
29Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC47 
30Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank46 
31Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne46 
32Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step46 
33Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha44 
34Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha44 
35Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto43 
36Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux42 
37Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana42 
38Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel41 
39Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi41 
40Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team38 
41Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne38 
42Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi37 
43Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano37 
44Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram37 
45Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank35 
46Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne35 
47Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano34 
48Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux33 
49Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale33 
50Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne31 
51Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel31 
52Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne30 
53Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom30 
54Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom30 
55Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC29 
56Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom29 
57Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne28 
58Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel28 
59Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas28 
60Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC27 
61Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha27 
62Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC26 
63Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana26 
64Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi26 
65Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano26 
66Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel24 
67Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream24 
68Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram24 
69Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux23 
70José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne22 
71Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC22 
72Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram21 
73Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale20 
74Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram19 
75Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC18 
76Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano18 
77Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram17 
78Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step17 
79Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto16 
80David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream16 
81Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne16 
82Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto16 
83Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream15 
84Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank14 
85Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC14 
86Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas14 
87Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank14 
88Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto13 
89Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto13 
90Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux12 
91Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC11 
92Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step11 
93Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux10 
94Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha10 
95Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team10 
96Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram10 
97Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom9 
98Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8 
99Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank8 
100Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel8 
101Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team7 
102Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank6 
103Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha5 
104Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne5 
105Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi5 
106Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream4 
107Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi4 
108Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel4 
109Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha4 
110Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas4 
111Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank4 
112Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas4 
113Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step3 
114Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto3 
115Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano3 
116Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC3 
117Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana2 
118David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC2 
119David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2 
120Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank2 
121Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne1 
122David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream1 
123Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC1 
124Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC-25 
Mountains classification
1Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas196pts
2Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi118 
3Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom99 
4Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne89 
5Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana88 
6Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi86 
7Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux84 
8Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto76 
9Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank68 
10Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step67 
11Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank65 
12Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel64 
13Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas54 
14Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi49 
15Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale46 
16Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team45 
17Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana38 
18David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne38 
19Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank36 
20Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto35 
21Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream35 
22Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale34 
23Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram32 
24Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom31 
25Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana27 
26Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne26 
27José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne26 
28Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team25 
29Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi24 
30Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne24 
31Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank23 
32Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step23 
33George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC21 
34David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream20 
35Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha18 
36Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha17 
37Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale17 
38Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas17 
39Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne14 
40Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team14 
41Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom14 
42Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana14 
43Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank13 
44Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana12 
45Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank12 
46Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi12 
47David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream11 
48Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel11 
49Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne10 
50Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux9 
51José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale9 
52Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano7 
53Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream7 
54Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram7 
55Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC6 
56Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas6 
57Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano6 
58Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux6 
59Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank6 
60Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom5 
61Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto5 
62Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC5 
63Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step5 
64Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi5 
65Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne4 
66Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream4 
67Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank4 
68Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel4 
69Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram4 
70Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano4 
71Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne4 
72Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha3 
73Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel3 
74Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram3 
75Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux3 
76Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha2 
77Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas2 
78Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas1 
79Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1 
80David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC1 
81Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream1 
82Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank1 
Young rider classification
1Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank73:19:50 
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:03:04 
3Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:09:57 
4Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:21:47 
5Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:25:46 
6Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:27:38 
7Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:38:35 
8Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:38:39 
9Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:50:58 
10Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:51:28 
11Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:57:51 
12Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel1:28:16 
13Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram1:33:34 
14Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:44:00 
15Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team1:49:27 
16Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto1:54:01 
17Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano2:00:25 
18Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha2:02:03 
19Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC2:07:37 
20Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha2:26:21 
21Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto2:30:24 
22Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano2:34:33 
23Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC2:35:34 
24Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha2:43:47 
25Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom2:45:25 
26Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram2:45:42 
27Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC2:51:19 
28Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC2:52:43 
29Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano2:56:33 
30Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas2:58:26 
31Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram3:00:43 
32Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano3:01:32 
33Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream3:04:28 
Teams classification
1Astana218:23:07 
2Garmin - Slipstream0:16:14 
3AG2R La Mondiale0:23:45 
4Team Saxo Bank0:24:28 
5Liquigas0:43:40 
6Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:45:43 
7Euskaltel - Euskadi0:47:45 
8Francaise Des Jeux0:50:57 
9Team Katusha0:57:28 
10Team Milram1:07:08 
11Agritubel1:08:26 
12Caisse d'Epargne1:08:42 
13Bbox Bouygues Telecom1:11:54 
14Silence - Lotto1:14:28 
15Cervelo Test Team1:15:42 
16Team Columbia - HTC1:18:54 
17Rabobank1:38:17 
18Quick Step2:07:50 
19Lampre - N.G.C3:14:10 
20Skil-Shimano6:23:03 
Check 1, km. 18
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana0:20:02 
2Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream0:00:18 
3Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:19 
4Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana0:00:27 
5Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank0:00:37 
5Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana  
7David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:00:41 
8Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:00:42 
9Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:00:44 
9Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
9David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream  
9Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
13Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:45 
14Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:48 
15Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:00:55 
16Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step0:00:56 
17Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel0:00:57 
18Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC0:00:58 
19Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC0:01:00 
20Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:01:02 
21Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC0:01:08 
22Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank0:01:09 
22Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas  
24Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:10 
25Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:01:11 
26Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram0:01:19 
26Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step  
28Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step0:01:23 
29Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto0:01:25 
30Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:01:26 
31Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas0:01:27 
32George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC0:01:28 
33Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:29 
33Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
35Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram0:01:30 
36Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:01:31 
36Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank  
36Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux  
39Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana0:01:32 
40Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:01:33 
41José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:35 
41Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team  
43Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:37 
44William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:01:40 
45Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream0:01:42 
46Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:01:43 
47Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:01:47 
47Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
47Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream  
50Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram0:01:51 
50Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram  
50Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana  
50Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas  
54Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:01:52 
54Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano  
56Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:01:53 
56Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
56Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank  
59Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto0:01:54 
60Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:01:55 
60Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
62Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas0:02:02 
62Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC  
64Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano0:02:04 
65Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel0:02:05 
65Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team  
67Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux0:02:07 
67Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
69Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank0:02:09 
70Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank0:02:10 
70Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha  
72Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step0:02:12 
72Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
74Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC0:02:13 
74Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel  
76Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:02:14 
77Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:02:15 
78Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:02:17 
78Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas  
78Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
78Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana  
78Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
83Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:18 
83Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
85Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:02:19 
85Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
87Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:21 
87Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step  
87Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
90Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel0:02:22 
90Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
92Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:02:25 
93Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:02:26 
94Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:02:28 
94Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
96Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC0:02:29 
96Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
98Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream0:02:30 
98Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
100José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:33 
101Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:02:34 
102David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC0:02:35 
103Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:02:36 
104Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram0:02:37 
105Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:02:38 
105Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC  
107Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux0:02:39 
107Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto  
107Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step  
107Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
111Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:02:40 
111Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
113Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas0:02:41 
113Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank  
113Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux  
116Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux0:02:42 
117Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:02:43 
117Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC  
117Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram  
117Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
117Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
122Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team0:02:45 
122Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence - Lotto  
124Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step0:02:47 
125Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:50 
125Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas  
127Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux0:02:51 
127Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha  
129Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:53 
129Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne  
131Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana0:02:54 
131Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel  
133Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha0:02:55 
133Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
135Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC0:02:56 
136Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:02:58 
137Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel0:03:00 
138Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank0:03:02 
139Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha0:03:04 
140Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:03:09 
141Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:11 
142Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas0:03:13 
143Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha0:03:15 
144Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas0:03:17 
145Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:03:20 
146Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:21 
147David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:03:24 
148Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha0:03:26 
149Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:03:29 
150Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:03:32 
150Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
152Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team0:03:36 
153Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:38 
154Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana0:03:40 
155David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:03:43 
156Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:03:47 
157Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram0:04:06 
158Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:04:18 
Check 2, km. 25
1Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha0:28:22 
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana0:00:03 
3Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream0:00:10 
4Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:00:17 
5Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:18 
5Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank  
7Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:00:20 
7Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC  
7David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
10David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream0:00:25 
11Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel0:00:26 
12Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana0:00:29 
13Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana0:00:31 
14Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC0:00:41 
15Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC0:00:43 
15Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha  
17Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step0:00:47 
18Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:00:57 
19Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:59 
20Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC0:01:00 
21Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:01:02 
22Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:01:03 
23Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank0:01:04 
24Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:01:09 
25Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram0:01:10 
26Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step0:01:13 
27Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:01:18 
28George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC0:01:19 
29Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:01:21 
30Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:01:22 
31Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:01:23 
32Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto0:01:25 
33Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas0:01:28 
33Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
33José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
36Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank0:01:29 
37Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step0:01:31 
37Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana  
39Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:33 
40Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:01:36 
41Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram0:01:37 
42Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux0:01:39 
43Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team0:01:46 
44Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream0:01:51 
45Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:01:52 
45Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank  
47Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream0:01:55 
47William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
47Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team  
50Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana0:01:57 
51Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:01:58 
52Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:02:00 
53Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram0:02:01 
53Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
53Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano  
56Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram0:02:02 
57Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto0:02:04 
57Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux  
57Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
60Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank0:02:08 
60Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano  
60Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano  
63Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:02:09 
64Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC0:02:12 
65Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas0:02:15 
66Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC0:02:17 
66Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel  
68Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:02:18 
69Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank0:02:20 
70Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:02:22 
70Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
72Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:02:23 
72Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
74Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel0:02:26 
75Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step0:02:27 
76Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas0:02:28 
77Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team0:02:29 
78Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana0:02:30 
78Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux  
78Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
81Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:02:33 
81Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
83Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha0:02:34 
83Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel  
85Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:02:36 
86Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:02:39 
86Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
88Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:02:41 
89Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step0:02:42 
90Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:43 
91Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:02:44 
91Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
93Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram0:02:46 
94Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:02:47 
94Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
96Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:48 
96Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream  
98Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:02:49 
99Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:02:50 
100Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux0:02:51 
101José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:55 
102Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC0:02:56 
103Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:02:57 
104Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:02:58 
104Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC  
106Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:03:00 
106Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
106Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas  
109Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:03:01 
110Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas0:03:02 
110Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC  
110David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC  
113Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux0:03:03 
114Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:03:05 
115Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:03:06 
116Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank0:03:08 
116Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
118Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step0:03:10 
119Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team0:03:11 
119Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
119Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano  
122Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence - Lotto0:03:12 
122Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux  
124Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha0:03:15 
125Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:03:17 
126Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:18 
127Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel0:03:23 
127Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha  
129Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC0:03:24 
130Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha0:03:26 
131Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel0:03:28 
132Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:03:29 
132Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC  
134Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:03:30 
134Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha  
136Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step0:03:32 
137Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana0:03:34 
138Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:03:35 
139Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:03:37 
140Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:41 
141Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank0:03:42 
142Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas0:03:44 
143Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas0:03:49 
144Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:03:51 
144Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
144Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux  
147Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:57 
148Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team0:04:04 
149David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:04:05 
150Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:04:13 
151Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha0:04:15 
152Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana0:04:16 
153David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:04:18 
153Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
155Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:04:21 
156Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:04:23 
157Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram0:04:43 
158Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:05:04 
Check 3, km. 28.5
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana0:36:50 
2Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream0:00:30 
3Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:35 
4Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel0:00:42 
5Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:43 
6Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank0:00:46 
6Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana  
8Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:00:49 
9Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:01:02 
10David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:01:03 
11David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream0:01:06 
12Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:01:07 
13Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana0:01:12 
14Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:01:17 
14Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step  
16Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC0:01:19 
17Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC0:01:21 
18Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:23 
19Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:31 
20Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:01:36 
21Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:01:37 
22Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank0:01:40 
23Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:01:41 
24Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:01:47 
25Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC0:01:50 
25Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - NGC  
27Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram0:01:56 
28Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:01:57 
29Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto0:01:58 
30Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram0:02:08 
31Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:02:09 
32Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux0:02:10 
33Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank0:02:12 
34Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:16 
35Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step0:02:19 
35Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas  
37George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC0:02:21 
38Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:23 
39Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram0:02:24 
40Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana0:02:25 
41Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:02:26 
42Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step0:02:29 
43Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream0:02:34 
43Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas  
45Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:37 
46Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:02:40 
47José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:41 
48Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:02:43 
49Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:02:46 
50Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana0:02:47 
51Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:02:51 
52Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:02:52 
53Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank0:02:53 
54Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank0:02:55 
55Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:02:57 
56Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:03:02 
57Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream0:03:03 
58Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram0:03:04 
59Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas0:03:06 
60Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:07 
61Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:03:08 
62Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano0:03:09 
63Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel0:03:12 
63Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC  
63Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
66Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:03:13 
66Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel  
68Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:03:15 
68Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
68Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel  
71Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team0:03:17 
71Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto  
73William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:03:21 
73Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana  
75Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux0:03:23 
75Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto  
77Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank0:03:25 
78Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:03:26 
79Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC0:03:27 
80Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step0:03:30 
81Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano0:03:33 
82Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:37 
83Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:39 
84Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram0:03:40 
85Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:03:46 
85Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram  
87Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:03:48 
88Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:03:50 
89José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:51 
90Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:03:52 
90Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team  
92Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:03:53 
93Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux0:03:54 
93Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas  
95Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha0:03:57 
96Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas0:03:59 
96Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
98Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:04:00 
98Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas  
100Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:04:02 
101Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence - Lotto0:04:03 
102Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha0:04:10 
103Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux0:04:11 
103Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
105Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:04:12 
106Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step0:04:14 
107Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:04:15 
107Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
107David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC  
107Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC  
111Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:04:16 
111Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
111Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel  
114Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux0:04:17 
115Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step0:04:18 
116Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank0:04:24 
116Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
118Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:04:26 
118Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
120Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:04:31 
121Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel0:04:32 
121Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
123Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha0:04:34 
123Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
125Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha0:04:35 
126Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:04:37 
127Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC0:04:39 
128Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:04:41 
128David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
130Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha0:04:42 
131Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:04:43 
132Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:04:44 
133Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas0:04:49 
134Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team0:04:58 
135Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:05:02 
136Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank0:05:03 
137Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:05:04 
138Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step0:05:06 
139Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream0:05:09 
140Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:05:10 
141Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC0:05:12 
142Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas0:05:13 
143Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana0:05:14 
144Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC0:05:16 
145Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:05:18 
146Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team0:05:25 
147Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:05:28 
148Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:05:30 
148Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha  
150Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:05:37 
151Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana0:05:42 
152Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:05:47 
153David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:05:49 
154Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:57 
154Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux  
156Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:05:58 
157Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram0:06:32 
158Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:07:02 
Check 4, km. 37
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana0:45:07 
2Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank0:00:15 
3Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:24 
4Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:00:41 
5Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream0:00:42 
6Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:48 
7David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream0:00:49 
8Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel0:00:50 
9Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana0:00:53 
10David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:01:03 
11Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:01:08 
12Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:01:15 
13Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step0:01:19 
14Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC0:01:23 
15Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana0:01:26 
16Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:31 
17Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC0:01:38 
18Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank0:01:40 
19Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:01:41 
19Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
21Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC0:01:42 
22Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:01:46 
23Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:01:49 
24Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:01:59 
25Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:02:02 
26Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:02:07 
27Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank0:02:10 
27Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram  
29Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram0:02:14 
29Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto  
31Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas0:02:19 
32Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:02:21 
33Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:02:24 
34Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:25 
35Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:28 
36Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram0:02:30 
37Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step0:02:33 
37George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC  
39Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux0:02:34 
40Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana0:02:36 
41Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:02:42 
42José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:43 
43Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream0:02:44 
44Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank0:02:53 
45Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:02:55 
46Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step0:02:57 
47Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:02:59 
48Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:00 
49Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:03:03 
49Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank  
51Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream0:03:05 
52Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana0:03:08 
53Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas0:03:09 
54Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:03:10 
55Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:03:16 
56Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team0:03:17 
57Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:03:21 
58Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:03:23 
59Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram0:03:26 
60William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:03:28 
60Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano  
60Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto  
63Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:03:30 
63Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
65Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:03:31 
65Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
65Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC  
68Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel0:03:32 
68Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
70Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:36 
71Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC0:03:37 
72Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel0:03:38 
73Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux0:03:40 
74Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:03:45 
75Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:03:49 
76Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step0:03:52 
77Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram0:03:58 
77Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto  
79Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano0:04:01 
80Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:03 
81Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:04:04 
82Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha0:04:05 
82Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank  
84Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux0:04:06 
85Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:04:12 
86Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:04:13 
87Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:04:17 
88Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team0:04:20 
88Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
88Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step  
91Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas0:04:22 
92Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:04:23 
92José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale  
94Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas0:04:25 
94Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC  
96Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:04:28 
96Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux  
98Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:04:30 
99Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:04:31 
100Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:04:33 
101Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:04:34 
101Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano  
103Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:04:38 
103Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas  
105Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana0:04:39 
106Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:04:44 
107Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:04:46 
107David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC  
107Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC  
110Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:04:47 
111Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:04:50 
111Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha  
111Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel  
114Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:04:51 
115Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:04:52 
116Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence - Lotto0:04:54 
117Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank0:04:59 
118Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas0:05:00 
118Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step  
120Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:05:04 
120Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel  
122Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux0:05:05 
123Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:05:09 
124Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:05:10 
125Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team0:05:11 
126Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC0:05:13 
126Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha  
128Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha0:05:18 
129Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha0:05:20 
130Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:05:22 
131Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:05:23 
131Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
133Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step0:05:24 
134Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream0:05:29 
135Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:05:31 
136David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:05:32 
137Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:05:39 
138Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:05:41 
139Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:05:44 
140Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC0:05:46 
141Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:05:47 
142Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC0:05:48 
143Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana0:05:52 
144Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank0:05:58 
145Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas0:06:00 
146Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team0:06:01 
147Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:06:05 
148Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana0:06:06 
149Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:06:12 
150Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:06:17 
151Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:06:19 
151Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha  
153Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux0:06:23 
154Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:26 
154David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
156Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:06:32 
157Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram0:07:12 
158Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:07:47 

 

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In another 48 hours, all will be revealed

After 2,950.5 kilometres, just three stages remain. If anyone's to force a change on the leaderboard, it must happen Friday to Aubenas or Saturday to Mont Ventoux; everyone knows Sunday's road to Paris is a foregone conclusion.

Stage 19 is not overly difficult, but with the Cat. 2 climb of the Col de l'Escrinet at its tail end, its summit just 16 kilometres from the line in Aubenas, one could witness another Schleck showdown like we saw on the seventeenth stage to Le Grand-Bornand.

But it's the dreaded road to Ventoux – which will be tackled via its harder southern route from Bédoin – that strikes most fear.

2009 will mark the fourteenth occasion the Tour de France has paid a visit to this 1,912-metre Alpine ascent that looks like no other, and the eleventh via Bédoin. For now, all the riders can do is gaze at its milky silhouette, standing all alone like an ugly duckling in the middle of Provence.

Ventoux can be affected by both heat and wind, the most famous instance of the former being British rider Tom Simpson's collapse and subsequent death on ‘The Giant of Provence' in 1967, a monument now marking the site where he perished on that insufferably hot day.

If the forecasts are accurate, it's expected to be a scorcher on Saturday, around 31 degrees Celsius in Bédoin, and growing warmer as the riders head towards the Ventoux's bald head comprised of a mosaic of Cretaceous rocks, 95 million years old.

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