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Tour de France 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Location
      Limoges
    • Stage 10

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Location
      Verbier
    • Stage 16

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 23, Stage 18: Annecy - Annecy (ITT) 40.5km

Tour title set in concrete for Contador

By:
Anthony Tan
Published:
July 23, 2009, 16:34 BST,
Updated:
July 24, 2009, 2:05 BST

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
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 0:48:31  
2 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:03  
3 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:00:15  
4 Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:32  
5 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 0:00:40  
6 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 0:00:42  
7 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:43  
8 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel 0:00:45  
9 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 0:00:53  
10 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:01:01  
11 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 0:01:04  
12 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 0:01:14  
13 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 0:01:18  
14 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 0:01:19  
15 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:27  
16 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana 0:01:29  
17 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 0:01:37  
18 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 0:01:38  
19 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC    
20 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC 0:01:41  
21 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:44  
22 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:47  
23 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - NGC 0:01:59  
24 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:02:00  
25 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank 0:02:05  
26 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas    
27 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 0:02:10  
28 Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram 0:02:13  
29 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 0:02:14  
30 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto 0:02:17  
31 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas 0:02:18  
32 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:02:25  
33 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram 0:02:31  
34 George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC 0:02:33  
35 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:34  
36 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:02:35  
37 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:36  
38 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step    
39 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana 0:02:39  
40 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:02:44  
41 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:02:45  
42 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 0:02:49  
43 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream 0:02:50  
44 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 0:02:52  
45 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:02:57  
46 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream 0:02:59  
47 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:03:03  
48 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 0:03:06  
49 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step 0:03:08  
50 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:10  
51 Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana    
52 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas 0:03:11  
53 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 0:03:16  
54 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:03:21  
55 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux    
56 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:03:23  
57 Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:03:27  
58 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel 0:03:29  
59 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team 0:03:31  
60 William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:03:32  
61 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:03:35  
62 Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC    
63 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram    
64 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano 0:03:36  
65 Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto 0:03:37  
66 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:03:38  
67 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC 0:03:40  
68 Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:03:43  
69 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel 0:03:44  
70 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 0:03:47  
71 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
72 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:49  
73 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux 0:03:53  
74 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:03:59  
75 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 0:04:06  
76 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 0:04:07  
77 Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel    
78 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano 0:04:10  
79 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 0:04:11  
80 Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:04:15  
81 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto 0:04:16  
82 Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:18  
83 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:04:20  
84 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 0:04:24  
85 Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 0:04:25  
86 Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step 0:04:28  
87 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:31  
88 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:32  
89 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team    
90 José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:35  
91 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas 0:04:36  
92 Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank 0:04:38  
93 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
94 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC 0:04:40  
95 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
96 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
97 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:42  
98 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:04:44  
99 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano 0:04:45  
100 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:04:46  
101 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas 0:04:47  
102 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
103 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:04:50  
104 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC 0:04:53  
105 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano    
106 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:04:55  
107 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
108 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas    
109 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC 0:05:01  
110 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel 0:05:02  
111 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas 0:05:03  
112 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:05:04  
113 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:05:05  
114 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano 0:05:08  
115 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:05:11  
116 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank 0:05:13  
117 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana 0:05:14  
118 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 0:05:15  
119 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
120 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence - Lotto 0:05:18  
121 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 0:05:22  
122 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel 0:05:23  
123 Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
124 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:05:27  
125 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:05:28  
126 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux    
127 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC 0:05:29  
128 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 0:05:30  
129 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:05:33  
130 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha 0:05:37  
131 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step 0:05:40  
132 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha 0:05:41  
133 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
134 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream 0:05:48  
135 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:05:51  
136 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha    
137 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:05:52  
138 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:05:56  
139 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC 0:05:59  
140 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:06:02  
141 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:06:03  
142 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana 0:06:08  
143 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 0:06:10  
144 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team 0:06:13  
145 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank 0:06:18  
146 Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana 0:06:21  
147 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas 0:06:24  
148 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:06:26  
149 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 0:06:28  
150 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC 0:06:38  
151 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
152 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux 0:06:41  
153 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:06:47  
154 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha 0:06:48  
155 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:06:51  
156 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:06:53  
157 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 0:07:32  
158 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC 0:08:10  
Points
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 15 pts
2 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 12  
3 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 10  
4 Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank 8  
5 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 6  
6 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 5  
7 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 4  
8 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel 3  
9 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 2  
10 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 1  
Côte de Bluffy, km. 28.5
1 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 4 pts
2 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 3  
3 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 2  
4 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 1  
Young riders
1 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:48:45  
2 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:49  
3 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:30  
4 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 0:01:51  
5 Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram 0:01:58  
6 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 0:01:59  
7 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 0:02:35  
8 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:56  
9 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 0:03:01  
10 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel 0:03:14  
11 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano 0:03:21  
12 Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto 0:03:22  
13 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:03:23  
14 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC 0:03:25  
15 Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:03:28  
16 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 0:03:52  
17 Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel 0:03:53  
18 Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:04:00  
19 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 0:04:10  
20 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:04:24  
21 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:04:35  
22 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC 0:04:38  
23 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 0:04:39  
24 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:04:40  
25 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas 0:04:48  
26 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:04:50  
27 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano 0:04:53  
28 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 0:05:01  
29 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC 0:05:14  
30 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:05:19  
31 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:06:24  
32 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha 0:06:34  
33 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC 0:07:56  
Teams
1 Team Saxo Bank 2:27:51  
2 Astana 0:00:03  
3 Garmin - Slipstream 0:00:05  
4 Team Columbia - HTC 0:01:40  
5 Silence - Lotto 0:03:36  
6 Team Katusha 0:03:37  
7 Caisse d'Epargne 0:03:45  
8 Rabobank 0:04:13  
9 Team Milram 0:04:17  
10 Quick Step 0:04:45  
11 Liquigas 0:05:15  
12 Agritubel 0:05:37  
13 Lampre - N.G.C 0:06:55  
14 AG2R La Mondiale 0:07:15  
15 Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:07:32  
16 Francaise Des Jeux 0:07:40  
17 Cervelo Test Team 0:07:48  
18 Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:08:29  
19 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:08:39  
20 Skil-Shimano 0:08:53  
General classification after stage 18
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 73:15:39  
2 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:04:11  
3 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana 0:05:25  
4 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 0:05:36  
5 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 0:05:38  
6 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:05:59  
7 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 0:07:15  
8 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:10:08  
9 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:12:38  
10 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:12:41  
11 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha 0:13:36  
12 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 0:14:08  
13 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:14:37  
14 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 0:15:26  
15 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:15:27  
16 Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:19:47  
17 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:19:49  
18 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:24:26  
19 Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel 0:25:58  
20 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 0:27:05  
21 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 0:27:51  
22 George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC 0:28:12  
23 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:29:57  
24 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 0:31:00  
25 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:31:49  
26 Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana 0:34:10  
27 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 0:35:25  
28 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel 0:37:06  
29 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 0:38:20  
30 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:38:50  
31 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana 0:39:17  
32 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:39:33  
33 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:41:05  
34 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC 0:42:34  
35 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:42:46  
36 Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram 0:42:50  
37 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana 0:44:49  
38 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas 0:45:48  
39 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:48:23  
40 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:48:40  
41 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:51:14  
42 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:51:53  
43 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 0:52:47  
44 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:52:54  
45 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:54:25  
46 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 0:55:09  
47 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 0:55:39  
48 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 0:55:59  
49 Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank 0:57:20  
50 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team    
51 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:57:52  
52 Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 1:02:02  
53 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto 1:03:26  
54 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 1:03:52  
55 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream 1:06:37  
56 Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank 1:07:26  
57 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC 1:10:34  
58 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 1:16:43  
59 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1:17:12  
60 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 1:18:22  
61 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence - Lotto 1:19:43  
62 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel 1:21:59  
63 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:22:07  
64 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:22:59  
65 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 1:25:52  
66 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:26:03  
67 José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale 1:27:45  
68 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 1:28:07  
69 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 1:28:30  
70 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 1:29:55  
71 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 1:30:38  
72 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel 1:30:55  
73 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel 1:32:27  
74 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel 1:32:46  
75 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - NGC 1:34:04  
76 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1:34:50  
77 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1:35:01  
78 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 1:37:45  
79 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:37:48  
80 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank 1:38:34  
81 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 1:40:11  
82 Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 1:41:20  
83 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step 1:44:09  
84 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha 1:47:57  
85 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 1:48:11  
86 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1:50:39  
87 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas 1:50:52  
88 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto 1:51:57  
89 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 1:53:38  
90 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:57:11  
91 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto 1:58:12  
92 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank 1:59:01  
93 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step 1:59:38  
94 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC 2:00:05  
95 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team 2:02:18  
96 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux 2:02:46  
97 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream 2:04:24  
98 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 2:04:36  
99 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 2:04:37  
100 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha 2:06:14  
101 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2:06:43  
102 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto 2:08:44  
103 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC 2:11:48  
104 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha 2:12:31  
105 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank 2:14:18  
106 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 2:14:27  
107 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas 2:16:34  
108 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 2:21:00  
109 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 2:27:32  
110 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas 2:27:34  
111 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 2:28:53  
112 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram 2:29:01  
113 Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha 2:30:32  
114 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 2:30:55  
115 Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
116 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step 2:31:20  
117 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas 2:32:49  
118 Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto 2:34:35  
119 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 2:35:46  
120 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream 2:37:33  
121 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 2:38:26  
122 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano 2:38:44  
123 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC 2:39:45  
124 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto 2:39:57  
125 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC 2:40:52  
126 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano 2:40:56  
127 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux 2:42:32  
128 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 2:45:34  
129 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team 2:45:42  
130 Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana 2:46:23  
131 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 2:47:10  
132 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas 2:47:40  
133 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 2:47:58  
134 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2:48:38  
135 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 2:49:36  
136 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 2:49:53  
137 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux 2:50:51  
138 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2:51:01  
139 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 2:52:21  
140 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC 2:55:30  
141 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC 2:56:54  
142 Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC 2:57:40  
143 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana 2:59:09  
144 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
145 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 3:00:44  
146 William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 3:02:19  
147 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas 3:02:37  
148 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 3:02:42  
149 Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 3:03:17  
150 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano 3:04:09  
151 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 3:04:54  
152 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano 3:05:43  
153 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 3:06:46  
154 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC 3:07:01  
155 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 3:08:39  
156 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 3:10:12  
157 Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step 3:17:43  
158 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux 3:32:43  
Points classification
1 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 230 pts
2 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC 200  
3 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 126  
4 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 122  
5 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 110  
6 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 100  
7 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank 97  
8 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas 96  
9 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 86  
10 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 79  
11 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 74  
12 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 67  
13 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 67  
14 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha 66  
15 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 64  
16 George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC 63  
17 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 61  
18 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 61  
19 William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 54  
20 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC 53  
21 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas 52  
22 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 51  
23 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 49  
24 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 48  
25 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 48  
26 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux 48  
27 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 47  
28 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano 47  
29 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 47  
30 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 46  
31 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 46  
32 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 46  
33 Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha 44  
34 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 44  
35 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 43  
36 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux 42  
37 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana 42  
38 Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel 41  
39 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 41  
40 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team 38  
41 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 38  
42 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 37  
43 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 37  
44 Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram 37  
45 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 35  
46 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 35  
47 Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano 34  
48 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux 33  
49 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 33  
50 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 31  
51 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel 31  
52 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 30  
53 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 30  
54 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 30  
55 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 29  
56 Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 29  
57 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 28  
58 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel 28  
59 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 28  
60 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC 27  
61 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha 27  
62 Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC 26  
63 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana 26  
64 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 26  
65 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 26  
66 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel 24  
67 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream 24  
68 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram 24  
69 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux 23  
70 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 22  
71 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC 22  
72 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 21  
73 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 20  
74 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 19  
75 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC 18  
76 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano 18  
77 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 17  
78 Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step 17  
79 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto 16  
80 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 16  
81 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 16  
82 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto 16  
83 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 15  
84 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 14  
85 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC 14  
86 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas 14  
87 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank 14  
88 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto 13  
89 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto 13  
90 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux 12  
91 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 11  
92 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step 11  
93 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux 10  
94 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha 10  
95 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 10  
96 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 10  
97 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 9  
98 Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 8  
99 Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank 8  
100 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel 8  
101 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team 7  
102 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 6  
103 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha 5  
104 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 5  
105 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 5  
106 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream 4  
107 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 4  
108 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel 4  
109 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha 4  
110 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas 4  
111 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 4  
112 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas 4  
113 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step 3  
114 Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto 3  
115 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano 3  
116 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC 3  
117 Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana 2  
118 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC 2  
119 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 2  
120 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 2  
121 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 1  
122 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 1  
123 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 1  
124 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC -25  
Mountains classification
1 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas 196 pts
2 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 118  
3 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 99  
4 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 89  
5 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 88  
6 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 86  
7 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux 84  
8 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto 76  
9 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 68  
10 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 67  
11 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 65  
12 Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel 64  
13 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 54  
14 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 49  
15 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 46  
16 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 45  
17 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 38  
18 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 38  
19 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 36  
20 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 35  
21 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 35  
22 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 34  
23 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 32  
24 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 31  
25 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana 27  
26 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 26  
27 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 26  
28 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 25  
29 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 24  
30 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 24  
31 Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank 23  
32 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 23  
33 George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC 21  
34 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 20  
35 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha 18  
36 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 17  
37 Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 17  
38 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas 17  
39 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 14  
40 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 14  
41 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 14  
42 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana 14  
43 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank 13  
44 Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana 12  
45 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 12  
46 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 12  
47 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 11  
48 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel 11  
49 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 10  
50 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux 9  
51 José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale 9  
52 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 7  
53 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 7  
54 Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram 7  
55 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 6  
56 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas 6  
57 Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano 6  
58 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux 6  
59 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 6  
60 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 5  
61 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto 5  
62 Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC 5  
63 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 5  
64 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 5  
65 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 4  
66 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream 4  
67 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 4  
68 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel 4  
69 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 4  
70 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 4  
71 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 4  
72 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha 3  
73 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel 3  
74 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram 3  
75 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux 3  
76 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha 2  
77 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas 2  
78 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 1  
79 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1  
80 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC 1  
81 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream 1  
82 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 1  
Young rider classification
1 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 73:19:50  
2 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 0:03:04  
3 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 0:09:57  
4 Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel 0:21:47  
5 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:25:46  
6 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:27:38  
7 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:38:35  
8 Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram 0:38:39  
9 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 0:50:58  
10 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 0:51:28  
11 Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:57:51  
12 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel 1:28:16  
13 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 1:33:34  
14 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 1:44:00  
15 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 1:49:27  
16 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto 1:54:01  
17 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 2:00:25  
18 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha 2:02:03  
19 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC 2:07:37  
20 Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha 2:26:21  
21 Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto 2:30:24  
22 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano 2:34:33  
23 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC 2:35:34  
24 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 2:43:47  
25 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 2:45:25  
26 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 2:45:42  
27 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC 2:51:19  
28 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC 2:52:43  
29 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 2:56:33  
30 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas 2:58:26  
31 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 3:00:43  
32 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano 3:01:32  
33 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 3:04:28  
Teams classification
1 Astana 218:23:07  
2 Garmin - Slipstream 0:16:14  
3 AG2R La Mondiale 0:23:45  
4 Team Saxo Bank 0:24:28  
5 Liquigas 0:43:40  
6 Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:45:43  
7 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:47:45  
8 Francaise Des Jeux 0:50:57  
9 Team Katusha 0:57:28  
10 Team Milram 1:07:08  
11 Agritubel 1:08:26  
12 Caisse d'Epargne 1:08:42  
13 Bbox Bouygues Telecom 1:11:54  
14 Silence - Lotto 1:14:28  
15 Cervelo Test Team 1:15:42  
16 Team Columbia - HTC 1:18:54  
17 Rabobank 1:38:17  
18 Quick Step 2:07:50  
19 Lampre - N.G.C 3:14:10  
20 Skil-Shimano 6:23:03  
Check 1, km. 18
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 0:20:02  
2 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 0:00:18  
3 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:00:19  
4 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana 0:00:27  
5 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:37  
5 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana    
7 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:00:41  
8 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:42  
9 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:44  
9 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank    
9 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream    
9 Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank    
13 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:45  
14 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha 0:00:48  
15 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:00:55  
16 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 0:00:56  
17 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel 0:00:57  
18 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:58  
19 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 0:01:00  
20 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:02  
21 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 0:01:08  
22 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 0:01:09  
22 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas    
24 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:10  
25 Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram 0:01:11  
26 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 0:01:19  
26 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step    
28 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step 0:01:23  
29 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto 0:01:25  
30 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 0:01:26  
31 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas 0:01:27  
32 George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC 0:01:28  
33 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:29  
33 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto    
35 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 0:01:30  
36 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - NGC 0:01:31  
36 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank    
36 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux    
39 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana 0:01:32  
40 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 0:01:33  
41 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:35  
41 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team    
43 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:37  
44 William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:01:40  
45 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream 0:01:42  
46 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:43  
47 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 0:01:47  
47 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
47 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream    
50 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram 0:01:51  
50 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram    
50 Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana    
50 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas    
54 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:01:52  
54 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano    
56 Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:01:53  
56 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
56 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank    
59 Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto 0:01:54  
60 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:01:55  
60 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale    
62 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas 0:02:02  
62 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC    
64 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano 0:02:04  
65 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel 0:02:05  
65 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team    
67 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux 0:02:07  
67 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
69 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 0:02:09  
70 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 0:02:10  
70 Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha    
72 Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step 0:02:12  
72 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
74 Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC 0:02:13  
74 Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel    
76 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:14  
77 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano 0:02:15  
78 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:02:17  
78 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas    
78 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
78 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana    
78 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
83 Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:18  
83 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
85 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:02:19  
85 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
87 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:02:21  
87 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step    
87 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
90 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel 0:02:22  
90 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
92 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:25  
93 Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank 0:02:26  
94 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC 0:02:28  
94 Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
96 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC 0:02:29  
96 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
98 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream 0:02:30  
98 Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
100 José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:33  
101 Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 0:02:34  
102 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC 0:02:35  
103 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 0:02:36  
104 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 0:02:37  
105 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:02:38  
105 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC    
107 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:02:39  
107 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto    
107 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step    
107 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
111 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano 0:02:40  
111 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
113 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas 0:02:41  
113 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank    
113 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux    
116 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:02:42  
117 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:02:43  
117 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC    
117 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram    
117 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
117 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team    
122 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 0:02:45  
122 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence - Lotto    
124 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step 0:02:47  
125 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:50  
125 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas    
127 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux 0:02:51  
127 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha    
129 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:53  
129 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne    
131 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana 0:02:54  
131 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel    
133 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:02:55  
133 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
135 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC 0:02:56  
136 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:02:58  
137 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel 0:03:00  
138 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank 0:03:02  
139 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha 0:03:04  
140 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:03:09  
141 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:11  
142 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas 0:03:13  
143 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:03:15  
144 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas 0:03:17  
145 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:03:20  
146 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:21  
147 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:03:24  
148 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha 0:03:26  
149 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC 0:03:29  
150 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:03:32  
150 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
152 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team 0:03:36  
153 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:38  
154 Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana 0:03:40  
155 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:03:43  
156 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:03:47  
157 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 0:04:06  
158 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC 0:04:18  
Check 2, km. 25
1 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:28:22  
2 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 0:00:03  
3 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 0:00:10  
4 Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:17  
5 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:18  
5 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank    
7 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:20  
7 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC    
7 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
10 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 0:00:25  
11 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel 0:00:26  
12 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana 0:00:29  
13 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 0:00:31  
14 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:41  
15 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:43  
15 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha    
17 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 0:00:47  
18 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:00:57  
19 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:59  
20 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 0:01:00  
21 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:02  
22 Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram 0:01:03  
23 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 0:01:04  
24 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 0:01:09  
25 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 0:01:10  
26 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step 0:01:13  
27 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - NGC 0:01:18  
28 George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC 0:01:19  
29 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 0:01:21  
30 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:01:22  
31 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:23  
32 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto 0:01:25  
33 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas 0:01:28  
33 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
33 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
36 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank 0:01:29  
37 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step 0:01:31  
37 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana    
39 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:33  
40 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 0:01:36  
41 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 0:01:37  
42 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:01:39  
43 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team 0:01:46  
44 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream 0:01:51  
45 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:01:52  
45 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank    
47 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream 0:01:55  
47 William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
47 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team    
50 Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana 0:01:57  
51 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:58  
52 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 0:02:00  
53 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 0:02:01  
53 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
53 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano    
56 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram 0:02:02  
57 Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto 0:02:04  
57 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux    
57 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale    
60 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 0:02:08  
60 Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano    
60 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano    
63 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:02:09  
64 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC 0:02:12  
65 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas 0:02:15  
66 Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC 0:02:17  
66 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel    
68 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:02:18  
69 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 0:02:20  
70 Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:02:22  
70 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
72 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:23  
72 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
74 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel 0:02:26  
75 Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step 0:02:27  
76 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas 0:02:28  
77 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team 0:02:29  
78 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana 0:02:30  
78 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux    
78 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
81 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:02:33  
81 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
83 Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:02:34  
83 Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel    
85 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:02:36  
86 Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank 0:02:39  
86 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
88 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:02:41  
89 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 0:02:42  
90 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:43  
91 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:02:44  
91 Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
93 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 0:02:46  
94 Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 0:02:47  
94 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
96 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:48  
96 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream    
98 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto 0:02:49  
99 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano 0:02:50  
100 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:02:51  
101 José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:55  
102 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC 0:02:56  
103 Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:02:57  
104 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:02:58  
104 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC    
106 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:03:00  
106 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
106 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas    
109 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 0:03:01  
110 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas 0:03:02  
110 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC    
110 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC    
113 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:03:03  
114 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 0:03:05  
115 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:03:06  
116 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank 0:03:08  
116 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
118 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 0:03:10  
119 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 0:03:11  
119 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
119 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano    
122 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence - Lotto 0:03:12  
122 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux    
124 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha 0:03:15  
125 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 0:03:17  
126 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:18  
127 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel 0:03:23  
127 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha    
129 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 0:03:24  
130 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:03:26  
131 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel 0:03:28  
132 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:03:29  
132 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC    
134 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 0:03:30  
134 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha    
136 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step 0:03:32  
137 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana 0:03:34  
138 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:03:35  
139 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:03:37  
140 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:41  
141 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank 0:03:42  
142 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas 0:03:44  
143 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas 0:03:49  
144 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:03:51  
144 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
144 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux    
147 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:57  
148 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team 0:04:04  
149 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:04:05  
150 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC 0:04:13  
151 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha 0:04:15  
152 Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana 0:04:16  
153 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:04:18  
153 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
155 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:04:21  
156 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:04:23  
157 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 0:04:43  
158 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC 0:05:04  
Check 3, km. 28.5
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 0:36:50  
2 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 0:00:30  
3 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:00:35  
4 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel 0:00:42  
5 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:43  
6 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:46  
6 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana    
8 Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:49  
9 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 0:01:02  
10 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:01:03  
11 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 0:01:06  
12 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 0:01:07  
13 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana 0:01:12  
14 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:17  
14 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step    
16 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 0:01:19  
17 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC 0:01:21  
18 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:23  
19 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:31  
20 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:01:36  
21 Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram 0:01:37  
22 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 0:01:40  
23 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 0:01:41  
24 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:47  
25 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 0:01:50  
25 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - NGC    
27 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 0:01:56  
28 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 0:01:57  
29 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto 0:01:58  
30 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 0:02:08  
31 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:02:09  
32 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:02:10  
33 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank 0:02:12  
34 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:02:16  
35 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step 0:02:19  
35 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas    
37 George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC 0:02:21  
38 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:23  
39 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram 0:02:24  
40 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana 0:02:25  
41 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 0:02:26  
42 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step 0:02:29  
43 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream 0:02:34  
43 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas    
45 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:37  
46 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:02:40  
47 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:02:41  
48 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:02:43  
49 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:02:46  
50 Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana 0:02:47  
51 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:02:51  
52 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 0:02:52  
53 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 0:02:53  
54 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 0:02:55  
55 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:57  
56 Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:03:02  
57 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream 0:03:03  
58 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 0:03:04  
59 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas 0:03:06  
60 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:07  
61 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:03:08  
62 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano 0:03:09  
63 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel 0:03:12  
63 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC    
63 Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
66 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:03:13  
66 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel    
68 Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:03:15  
68 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
68 Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel    
71 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team 0:03:17  
71 Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto    
73 William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:03:21  
73 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana    
75 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux 0:03:23  
75 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto    
77 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 0:03:25  
78 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:03:26  
79 Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC 0:03:27  
80 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 0:03:30  
81 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano 0:03:33  
82 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:37  
83 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:39  
84 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 0:03:40  
85 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:03:46  
85 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram    
87 Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank 0:03:48  
88 Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 0:03:50  
89 José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:51  
90 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC 0:03:52  
90 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team    
92 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:03:53  
93 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:03:54  
93 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas    
95 Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:03:57  
96 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas 0:03:59  
96 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
98 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 0:04:00  
98 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas    
100 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:04:02  
101 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence - Lotto 0:04:03  
102 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:04:10  
103 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:04:11  
103 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
105 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:12  
106 Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step 0:04:14  
107 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 0:04:15  
107 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
107 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC    
107 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC    
111 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano 0:04:16  
111 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
111 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel    
114 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:04:17  
115 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 0:04:18  
116 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank 0:04:24  
116 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
118 Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:04:26  
118 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
120 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano 0:04:31  
121 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel 0:04:32  
121 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
123 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha 0:04:34  
123 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto    
125 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:04:35  
126 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:04:37  
127 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC 0:04:39  
128 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:41  
128 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
130 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha 0:04:42  
131 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:04:43  
132 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:44  
133 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas 0:04:49  
134 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 0:04:58  
135 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:05:02  
136 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank 0:05:03  
137 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:05:04  
138 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step 0:05:06  
139 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream 0:05:09  
140 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:05:10  
141 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 0:05:12  
142 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas 0:05:13  
143 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana 0:05:14  
144 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC 0:05:16  
145 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:05:18  
146 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team 0:05:25  
147 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:05:28  
148 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 0:05:30  
148 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha    
150 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC 0:05:37  
151 Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana 0:05:42  
152 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:05:47  
153 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:05:49  
154 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:05:57  
154 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux    
156 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:05:58  
157 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 0:06:32  
158 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC 0:07:02  
Check 4, km. 37
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 0:45:07  
2 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:15  
3 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:00:24  
4 Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:41  
5 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 0:00:42  
6 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:48  
7 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 0:00:49  
8 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel 0:00:50  
9 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 0:00:53  
10 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:01:03  
11 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 0:01:08  
12 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 0:01:15  
13 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 0:01:19  
14 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 0:01:23  
15 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana 0:01:26  
16 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:31  
17 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC 0:01:38  
18 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 0:01:40  
19 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:41  
19 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
21 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 0:01:42  
22 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 0:01:46  
23 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:01:49  
24 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - NGC 0:01:59  
25 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 0:02:02  
26 Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram 0:02:07  
27 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank 0:02:10  
27 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram    
29 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 0:02:14  
29 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto    
31 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas 0:02:19  
32 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:02:21  
33 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:24  
34 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:25  
35 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:02:28  
36 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram 0:02:30  
37 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step 0:02:33  
37 George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC    
39 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:02:34  
40 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana 0:02:36  
41 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 0:02:42  
42 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:02:43  
43 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream 0:02:44  
44 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 0:02:53  
45 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:02:55  
46 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step 0:02:57  
47 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:02:59  
48 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:00  
49 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 0:03:03  
49 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank    
51 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream 0:03:05  
52 Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana 0:03:08  
53 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas 0:03:09  
54 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:03:10  
55 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:03:16  
56 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team 0:03:17  
57 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:03:21  
58 Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:03:23  
59 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 0:03:26  
60 William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:03:28  
60 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano    
60 Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto    
63 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 0:03:30  
63 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
65 Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:03:31  
65 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
65 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC    
68 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel 0:03:32  
68 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
70 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:36  
71 Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC 0:03:37  
72 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel 0:03:38  
73 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux 0:03:40  
74 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:03:45  
75 Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel 0:03:49  
76 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 0:03:52  
77 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 0:03:58  
77 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto    
79 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano 0:04:01  
80 Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:03  
81 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:04  
82 Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:04:05  
82 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank    
84 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:04:06  
85 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 0:04:12  
86 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:04:13  
87 Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 0:04:17  
88 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team 0:04:20  
88 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
88 Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step    
91 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas 0:04:22  
92 Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank 0:04:23  
92 José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale    
94 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas 0:04:25  
94 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC    
96 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:28  
96 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux    
98 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:04:30  
99 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:04:31  
100 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:33  
101 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:04:34  
101 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano    
103 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:04:38  
103 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas    
105 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana 0:04:39  
106 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:44  
107 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 0:04:46  
107 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC    
107 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC    
110 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:04:47  
111 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano 0:04:50  
111 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha    
111 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel    
114 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:04:51  
115 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 0:04:52  
116 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence - Lotto 0:04:54  
117 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank 0:04:59  
118 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas 0:05:00  
118 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step    
120 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:05:04  
120 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel    
122 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:05:05  
123 Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:05:09  
124 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:05:10  
125 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 0:05:11  
126 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC 0:05:13  
126 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha    
128 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:05:18  
129 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha 0:05:20  
130 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:05:22  
131 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:05:23  
131 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
133 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step 0:05:24  
134 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream 0:05:29  
135 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:05:31  
136 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:05:32  
137 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:05:39  
138 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:05:41  
139 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:05:44  
140 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 0:05:46  
141 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:05:47  
142 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC 0:05:48  
143 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana 0:05:52  
144 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank 0:05:58  
145 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas 0:06:00  
146 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team 0:06:01  
147 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 0:06:05  
148 Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana 0:06:06  
149 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:06:12  
150 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC 0:06:17  
151 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:06:19  
151 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha    
153 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux 0:06:23  
154 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:06:26  
154 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
156 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:06:32  
157 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 0:07:12  
158 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC 0:07:47  

 

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.