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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 25, Stage 20: Montélimar - Mont Ventoux 167km

Garate grabs emphatic Ventoux victory

By:
Anthony Tan
Published:
July 25, 2009, 15:36 BST,
Updated:
July 26, 2009, 17:29 BST

Contador secures yellow

It was a fantastic idea; to have the penultimate stage of the Tour de France finish on one of the greatest-ever climbs. For race director Christian Prudhomme, the dream was for Mont Ventoux to be the deciding moment of the 2009 Tour.

There were two factors that prevented Prudhomme from realising that dream. One was the interminable strength of Alberto Contador (Astana), who has just 164 kilometres left to ride before he captures his second Tour de France crown Sunday in Paris. The other was the dream of another man, the night before Saturday's 20th stage of La Grande Boucle to "The Giant of Provence" - the dream of a 33-year-old Spaniard from Rabobank named Juan Manuel Garate.

Away in a 16-man break since the third kilometre, Garate bided his time until the lower slopes of the bald-headed mountain. Early on, he had just Tony Martin (Columbia-HTC) and Christophe Riblon (AG2R La Mondiale) for company with less than five minutes separating the trio from the groupe maillot jaune 20 kilometres from the finish. After a short dig by Garate, the three decided to work together in search of the impossible.

Past the verdant tree line, Riblon had gone, leaving just Garate and Martin to ascend the six kilometres of lunar landscape, the last five straight uphill and over 1,400 metres. As the road twisted towards the summit, the German from Columbia-HTC doggedly hung on to the better-credentialed climber, nine years his senior. But as the line approached on this incessant, dog-of-a-climb, Garate gave it one last push, and it proved enough to grant him the best win of his career.

"I dreamt of this moment last night, and to have it come true today - it's amazing," said Garate, who crossed the line three seconds ahead of Martin to salvage an otherwise lacklustre Tour for his Rabobank team.

Nine years after Frenchman Richard Virenque last won atop Ventoux in the 2002 Tour de France, does Garate realise he's the first Spaniard to triumph on this famed hill? "That's news to me," he said, his smile revealing he was more than happy to receive the surprise honour. "I've won stages of the Vuelta, the Giro, but this is really something - the best."

Against Contador, Andy's all not nearly enough

Like they did on the 17th stage to Le Grand-Bornand, the Schleck brothers - particularly Andy - gave everything they had on the ugly duckling of mountains that stands alone in the middle of Provence.

But Contador, with a massive four-minute advantange on Andy Schleck at the start of the day, had only to defend his enviable led. Annoyingly for the Luxembourger in his final throw of the dice, the Spaniard stuck like a piece of old chewing gum on his shoe, almost but never quite getting rid of  Contador. It's been like that whenever the younger Schleck's attacked, as it was all Contador had to do. And while it wasn't the outcome fans were hoping for, the result was indicative of the past week's happenings, as Schleck and Contador finished together in third and fourth, 38 seconds adrift of stage winner Garate.

"Andy [Schleck] really made me suffer a lot. He didn't make any mistakes. I made the difference in the time trials," said Contador, who wore a far more relieved expression after Saturday's stage.

Asked about teammates Lance Armstrong's objectives versus his own, Contador said, "I had elements against me but I worked on that, I built on that, and eventually achieved my goal. It was tough to cope with because we both wanted to win the race, and that just doesn't make sense, to have two guys who want to win the overall. But I prepared for that, and I prepared a difficult Tour, and it paid off."

Still, he will be happy to have Armstrong and Andy Schleck by his side in the final presentation. "When you win in Paris, you like to have great champions by your side, and the photo in Paris will be historical," Contador said.

While the wind didn't blow as strongly as predicted, topping out with a 41 kilometre-per-hour Mistral headwind at the top, it did annul attacks to a degree, discouraging any changes of significance on the general classification. Still, within the top ten, Fränk Schleck and Andréas Klöden (Astana) swapped their fifth and sixth places; Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas) moved from 12th to 9th; and Christophe Le Mevel (Française des Jeux) dropped a spot to 10th.

"I tried everything today. I've said before that I didn't want to go to Paris and say I haven't tried everything to win the race," said Andy Schleck.

"There were some objectives today. Firstly, to defend my second place and then maybe to move Fränk onto the podium, like he was before the [Annecy] time trial. Unfortunately, we didn't succeed with that second objective, but that's not a big disappointment. We said this morning that everything that comes from here on in is a bonus. We've had a fantastic Tour, and if someone had told me in Monaco that I would be standing here second overall on the Ventoux, I'd have bitten their hand off."

Last roll of the dice begins in Montélimar

The gateway to Provence and the capital of the nougat industry, 156 brave soldiers lined up in Montélimar for the most anticipated stage of the 2009 Tour, kicking off earlier than usual at 11:40 am local time.

A group of 13 attempted to get a head-start on the mother of a mountain they call Ventoux by attacking just three kilometres: Hayden Roulston (Cervélo TestTeam), Juan Manuel Garate and Joost Postuma (Rabobank), Tony Martin (Columbia-HTC), Christophe Riblon (AG2R la Mondiale), Aleksandr Kuschynski (Liquigas), Anthony Geslin (Française des Jeux), Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis), Daniele Righi (Lampre), William Bonnet (BBox Bouygues Telecom), Maxime Bouet (Agritubel), Cyril Lemoine and Albert Timmer (Skil-Shimano).

After 25km, another three had joined including Mickael Delage (Silence Lotto), Ruben Perez Moreno (Euskaltel Euskadi) and Jose Ivan Gutierrez (Caisse d'Epargne). That made a 16-man break, with four minutes ahead of the peloton.

At the summit of the Col d'Ey (65.5km), Kuschynski led the break 9:10 ahead of the bunch, driven without haste by Saxo Bank and Astana. Then, they had no reason to chase, Martin being the best-placed rider on GC in 44th overall, 55:39 down on Contador at the start of the day. Not long thereafter, however, the situation began to change, as the Saxo Bankers took command and began a strategy we saw one year ago on the stage to L'Alpe d'Huez with Stuart O'Grady and Fabian Cancellara leading the charge.

Over the penultimate ascent of the Col des Abeilles and with 45.5km left to race, the Saxo charge kept any counterattacks at bay but had little effect in reducing their deficit to the 16 up ahead, who were still enjoying a 8:25 lead. At that point, the stage had been run at a modest average, equating to 39.4 km/h for the first three hours.

Six minutes behind the break, and shortly after the second and final intermediate sprint in Mormoiron on the outskirts of Bédoin (138.5km), the groupe maillot jaune split. It would mark the first of a handful of decisive selections.

Out of the original 16, Garate, Martin and Riblon were all that was left 17km from the line, with the groupe maillot jaune also on the Ventoux's lower slopes. With no attacks from the latter, it was looking like a day of attrition - until Andy Schleck's acceleration 13km out reduced his companions to six including his brother Frank, Contador, Armstrong, Nibali, Wiggins and early escapee Gutierrez left to hang on.

Meanwhile, Riblon had been dropped, leaving only Garate and Martin two minutes ahead of the groupe maillot jaune 10 clicks from the finish. And despite their advantage shrinking to 38 seconds by the line, Garate's last surge gave him the edge, and the situation stayed largely the same, as GC favourites Andy Schleck, Contador, Armstrong, Fränk Schleck, Kreuziger, Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas) and Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) all finished within 20 seconds of each other.

For images of stage 20 click here

Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 4:39:21  
2 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:03  
3 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:38  
4 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana    
5 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana 0:00:41  
6 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:43  
7 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 0:00:46  
8 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas 0:00:56  
9 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 0:00:58  
10 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 0:01:03  
11 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:01:39  
12 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 0:01:42  
13 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:47  
14 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank 0:01:56  
15 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:02:26  
16 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:02:34  
17 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel 0:02:42  
18 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:44  
19 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC 0:03:03  
20 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel 0:03:15  
21 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
22 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:03:20  
23 Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
24 Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram 0:04:23  
25 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:37  
26 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team 0:05:07  
27 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:05:11  
28 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha 0:05:36  
29 Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:05:40  
30 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:05:42  
31 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
32 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 0:05:45  
33 George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC    
34 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
35 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream    
36 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha    
37 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step    
38 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto 0:05:47  
39 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:05:50  
40 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:05:56  
41 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
42 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas 0:06:05  
43 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:06:09  
44 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:06:18  
45 Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto 0:06:26  
46 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:06:28  
47 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
48 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:06:47  
49 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:07:13  
50 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:07:20  
51 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 0:07:35  
52 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana 0:07:52  
53 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 0:08:05  
54 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel    
55 Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana    
56 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC    
57 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
58 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel    
59 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank    
60 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
61 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto    
62 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
63 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence - Lotto    
64 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha    
65 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:08:35  
66 Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank 0:09:14  
67 Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel 0:09:27  
68 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto 0:09:33  
69 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano    
70 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team 0:09:36  
71 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team    
72 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC    
73 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha    
74 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:10:12  
75 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
76 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux    
77 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:11:29  
78 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha 0:11:31  
79 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step 0:11:52  
80 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano 0:12:09  
81 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana 0:13:02  
82 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 0:13:17  
83 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel    
84 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 0:13:21  
85 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:13:28  
86 William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:13:37  
87 Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:13:41  
88 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step    
89 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:14:10  
90 Cycril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano    
91 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:14:24  
92 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano 0:14:40  
93 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:17:16  
94 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
95 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:17:18  
96 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:17:20  
97 Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank 0:18:40  
98 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 0:19:18  
99 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
100 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:19:58  
101 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas 0:22:41  
102 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC    
103 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:22:44  
104 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC 0:25:42  
105 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team    
106 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank 0:25:49  
107 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha    
108 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC    
109 José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale    
110 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step    
111 Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step    
112 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step    
113 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC    
114 Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
115 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC    
116 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas    
117 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC    
118 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas    
119 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram    
120 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
121 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC    
122 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux    
123 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step    
124 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana    
125 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream    
126 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - NGC    
127 Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha    
128 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram    
129 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team    
130 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram    
131 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha    
132 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux    
133 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
134 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC    
135 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux    
136 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
137 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram    
138 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne    
139 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank    
140 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas    
141 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank    
142 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
143 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas    
144 Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cervelo Test Team    
145 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
146 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC    
147 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream    
148 Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC    
149 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
150 Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana    
151 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team    
152 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 0:26:01  
153 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
154 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team    
155 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream    
156 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano    
Sprint 1 - Les Pilles - 48.0 Km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 6  pts
2 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 4  
3 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
Sprint 2 - Mormoiron - 138.5 Km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto 6  pts
2 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas 4  
3 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 2  
Sprint 3 - Mont Ventoux - 167.0 Km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 20  pts
2 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 17  
3 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 15  
4 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 13  
5 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana 12  
6 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 10  
7 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 9  
8 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas 8  
9 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 7  
10 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 6  
11 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto 5  
12 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 4  
13 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 3  
14 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank 2  
15 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux 1  
Mountain 1 - Côte de Citelle - 14.0 Km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 4  pts
2 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas 3  
3 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 2  
4 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 1  
Mountain 2 - Col d'Ey - 65.5 Km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas 4  pts
2 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 3  
3 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 2  
4 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 1  
Mountain 3 - Col de Fontaube - 87.0 Km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC 3  pts
2 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 2  
3 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 1  
Mountain 4 - Col des Abeilles - 121.5 Km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 4  pts
2 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 3  
3 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank 2  
4 Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto 1  
Mountain 5 - Mont Ventoux - 167.0 Km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 40  pts
2 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 36  
3 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 32  
4 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 28  
5 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana 24  
6 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 20  
7 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 16  
8 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas 14  
9 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 12  
10 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 10  
Most combative
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC    
Young rider
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 4:39:24  
2 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:35  
3 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 0:00:43  
4 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 0:00:55  
5 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel 0:02:39  
6 Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram 0:04:20  
7 Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:05:37  
8 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:05:39  
9 Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto 0:06:23  
10 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 0:06:25  
11 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
12 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:07:10  
13 Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel 0:09:24  
14 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 0:09:30  
15 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha 0:11:28  
16 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano 0:12:06  
17 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:17:13  
18 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC 0:22:38  
19 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:22:41  
20 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC 0:25:39  
21 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC 0:25:46  
22 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC    
23 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas    
24 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream    
25 Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha    
26 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram    
27 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram    
28 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha    
29 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne    
30 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
31 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team    
32 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 0:25:58  
33 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Liquigas 14:00:43  
2 Astana 0:00:21  
3 Team Saxo Bank 0:04:23  
4 Garmin - Slipstream 0:06:42  
5 Rabobank 0:07:21  
6 AG2R La Mondiale 0:08:23  
7 Francaise Des Jeux 0:09:15  
8 Silence - Lotto 0:10:31  
9 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:10:37  
10 Team Columbia - HTC 0:11:13  
11 Agritubel 0:11:22  
12 Caisse d'Epargne 0:12:43  
13 Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:15:03  
14 Team Katusha 0:16:46  
15 Team Milram 0:17:23  
16 Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:17:33  
17 Cervelo Test Team 0:21:39  
18 Skil-Shimano 0:25:30  
19 Quick Step 0:28:38  
20 Lampre - N.G.C 0:32:40  
General classification after stage 20
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 81:46:17  
2 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:04:11  
3 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana 0:05:24  
4 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 0:06:01  
5 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:06:04  
6 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 0:06:42  
7 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 0:07:35  
8 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:12:04  
9 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 0:14:16  
10 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:14:25  
11 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:14:44  
12 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:17:19  
13 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha 0:18:34  
14 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:20:45  
15 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto 0:20:50  
16 Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:22:29  
17 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 0:26:21  
18 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:29:33  
19 George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC 0:33:27  
20 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 0:34:09  
21 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 0:34:48  
22 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:37:44  
23 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:38:20  
24 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 0:38:35  
25 Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel 0:41:14  
26 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:41:27  
27 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 0:43:20  
28 Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana 0:43:34  
29 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel 0:44:33  
30 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 0:45:24  
31 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:46:34  
32 Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram 0:46:35  
33 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:49:43  
34 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:49:47  
35 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana 0:54:00  
36 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 0:55:04  
37 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas 0:55:33  
38 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:57:37  
39 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:57:47  
40 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha 1:00:21  
41 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana 1:01:08  
42 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 1:01:29  
43 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1:03:04  
44 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:07:20  
45 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team 1:08:15  
46 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto 1:08:35  
47 Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 1:09:01  
48 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux 1:09:23  
49 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream 1:13:41  
50 Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank 1:15:22  
51 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 1:16:28  
52 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 1:20:20  
53 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC 1:21:29  
54 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 1:21:59  
55 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel 1:25:47  
56 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 1:26:07  
57 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC 1:26:18  
58 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1:28:01  
59 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence - Lotto 1:29:07  
60 Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank 1:34:35  
61 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:35:49  
62 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 1:37:19  
63 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 1:38:30  
64 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel 1:40:09  
65 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1:41:54  
66 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:44:39  
67 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 1:47:18  
68 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel 1:50:42  
69 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 1:51:52  
70 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel 1:53:04  
71 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 1:54:08  
72 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:57:29  
73 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank 1:58:25  
74 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha 1:58:52  
75 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1:58:58  
76 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto 2:00:52  
77 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 2:02:06  
78 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 2:04:53  
79 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team 2:07:58  
80 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - NGC 2:08:42  
81 José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale 2:11:29  
82 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2:12:43  
83 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step 2:13:56  
84 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 2:14:16  
85 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 2:14:34  
86 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas 2:16:11  
87 Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 2:16:17  
88 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 2:17:36  
89 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto 2:20:14  
90 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 2:22:58  
91 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 2:23:55  
92 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas 2:23:58  
93 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto 2:25:38  
94 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 2:25:52  
95 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC 2:26:22  
96 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha 2:26:34  
97 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 2:28:35  
98 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream 2:29:31  
99 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank 2:39:25  
100 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha 2:39:39  
101 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 2:42:08  
102 Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto 2:42:20  
103 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank 2:42:45  
104 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step 2:43:22  
105 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 2:45:28  
106 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 2:46:00  
107 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2:46:17  
108 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux 2:46:30  
109 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC 2:52:24  
110 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC 2:52:44  
111 Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano 2:53:25  
112 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano 2:54:54  
113 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano 2:55:28  
114 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 2:57:08  
115 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step 2:58:28  
116 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas 2:59:57  
117 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 3:01:25  
118 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 3:02:11  
119 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux 3:02:26  
120 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas 3:04:00  
121 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream 3:04:41  
122 Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha 3:05:10  
123 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto 3:05:11  
124 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 3:08:39  
125 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram 3:12:45  
126 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 3:15:12  
127 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team 3:15:33  
128 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 3:16:01  
129 William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 3:16:29  
130 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 3:16:44  
131 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC 3:21:54  
132 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC 3:23:29  
133 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 3:25:39  
134 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 3:26:44  
135 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas 3:27:14  
136 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 3:27:18  
137 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 3:29:12  
138 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 3:29:18  
139 Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana 3:30:07  
140 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 3:31:42  
141 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 3:31:55  
142 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux 3:34:35  
143 Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 3:34:55  
144 Cycril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano 3:36:14  
145 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC 3:39:14  
146 Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC 3:41:24  
147 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas 3:42:11  
148 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana 3:42:53  
149 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 3:46:20  
150 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC 3:46:35  
151 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 3:48:13  
152 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 3:48:38  
153 Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step 3:49:21  
154 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano 3:49:39  
155 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 3:54:08  
156 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux 4:16:27  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 260  pts
2 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC 235  
3 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 148  
4 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 126  
5 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 122  
6 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank 119  
7 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 110  
8 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas 104  
9 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 101  
10 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 89  
11 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 87  
12 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 85  
13 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha 79  
14 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 76  
15 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 74  
16 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana 68  
17 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 67  
18 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 66  
19 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 63  
20 George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC 63  
21 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 56  
22 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 55  
23 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 54  
24 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 54  
25 William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 54  
26 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC 53  
27 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas 52  
28 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 51  
29 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux 51  
30 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 49  
31 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 48  
32 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 48  
33 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux 48  
34 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 47  
35 Cycril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano 47  
36 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC 47  
37 Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha 44  
38 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 44  
39 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 43  
40 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux 42  
41 Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel 41  
42 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 41  
43 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 40  
44 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream 40  
45 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team 38  
46 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 38  
47 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 37  
48 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 37  
49 Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram 37  
50 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto 37  
51 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano 37  
52 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 35  
53 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 35  
54 Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano 34  
55 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 31  
56 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel 31  
57 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 30  
58 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 30  
59 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 30  
60 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 30  
61 Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 29  
62 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 28  
63 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel 28  
64 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC 27  
65 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha 27  
66 Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC 26  
67 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 26  
68 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto 26  
69 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana 26  
70 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 25  
71 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel 24  
72 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram 24  
73 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux 23  
74 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel 23  
75 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 22  
76 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC 22  
77 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 21  
78 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 19  
79 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha 18  
80 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC 18  
81 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 17  
82 Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step 17  
83 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto 16  
84 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 16  
85 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 16  
86 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto 16  
87 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 15  
88 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 14  
89 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC 14  
90 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas 14  
91 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank 14  
92 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux 12  
93 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC 11  
94 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step 11  
95 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux 10  
96 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 10  
97 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 10  
98 Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto 9  
99 Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 9  
100 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha 9  
101 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 9  
102 Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank 8  
103 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas 8  
104 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team 7  
105 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 6  
106 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 5  
107 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream 4  
108 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 4  
109 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel 4  
110 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha 4  
111 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 4  
112 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas 4  
113 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano 3  
114 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step 3  
115 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC 3  
116 Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana 2  
117 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC 2  
118 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 2  
119 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank 2  
120 José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale 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
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas 210  pts
2 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 135  
3 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 126  
4 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 111  
5 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 99  
6 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 89  
7 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 88  
8 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 86  
9 Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 86  
10 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux 84  
11 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto 76  
12 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 67  
13 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 66  
14 Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel 64  
15 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 57  
16 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana 51  
17 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 48  
18 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 46  
19 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 45  
20 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 38  
21 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 38  
22 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto 35  
23 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 34  
24 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 32  
25 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 31  
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 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas 24  
31 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 24  
32 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 23  
33 Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank 23  
34 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 23  
35 George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC 21  
36 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC 20  
37 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 20  
38 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha 18  
39 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 17  
40 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 17  
41 Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 17  
42 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 14  
43 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 14  
44 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 14  
45 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana 14  
46 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank 13  
47 Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana 12  
48 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 12  
49 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 12  
50 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 11  
51 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 11  
52 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel 11  
53 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 11  
54 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 10  
55 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux 9  
56 José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale 9  
57 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 7  
58 Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram 7  
59 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas 6  
60 Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano 6  
61 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux 6  
62 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 6  
63 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto 5  
64 Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC 5  
65 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 5  
66 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 5  
67 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 4  
68 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream 4  
69 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 4  
70 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel 4  
71 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 4  
72 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 4  
73 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha 3  
74 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel 3  
75 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC 3  
76 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC 3  
77 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel 3  
78 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram 3  
79 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux 3  
80 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
81 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha 2  
82 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank 2  
83 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas 2  
84 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1  
85 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream 1  
86 Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto 1  
87 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 1  
Young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 81:50:28  
2 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 0:03:24  
3 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 0:10:05  
4 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:33:33  
5 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:34:09  
6 Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel 0:37:03  
7 Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram 0:42:24  
8 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:45:36  
9 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC 0:50:53  
10 Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 1:04:50  
11 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 1:16:09  
12 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel 1:48:53  
13 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 2:00:42  
14 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 2:10:05  
15 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto 2:16:03  
16 Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano 2:18:47  
17 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha 2:22:23  
18 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 2:24:24  
19 Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto 2:38:09  
20 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC 2:48:13  
21 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano 2:51:17  
22 Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha 3:00:59  
23 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 3:11:01  
24 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano 3:11:50  
25 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 3:12:33  
26 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC 3:17:43  
27 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC 3:19:18  
28 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 3:27:31  
29 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC 3:35:03  
30 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas 3:38:00  
31 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 3:44:02  
32 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 3:44:27  
33 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano 3:45:28  
Team classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Astana 243:56:04  
2 Garmin - Slipstream 0:22:35  
3 Team Saxo Bank 0:28:34  
4 AG2R La Mondiale 0:31:47  
5 Liquigas 0:43:31  
6 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:58:05  
7 Francaise Des Jeux 1:01:48  
8 Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 1:05:34  
9 Team Katusha 1:13:57  
10 Agritubel 1:20:38  
11 Caisse d'Epargne 1:23:05  
12 Team Milram 1:24:10  
13 Silence - Lotto 1:24:38  
14 Team Columbia - HTC 1:29:54  
15 Bbox Bouygues Telecom 1:32:59  
16 Cervelo Test Team 1:40:08  
17 Rabobank 1:59:45  
18 Quick Step 2:40:01  
19 Lampre - N.G.C 3:59:03  
20 Skil-Shimano 7:02:52  

 

Armstrong deserves his eighth Paris podium

His performance Saturday, finishing three seconds behind Andy Schleck and Alberto Contador, Lance Armstrong proved his worth as the third-best rider of the 96th Tour. The comeback king went into the 167-kilometre stage just 15 seconds ahead of Bradley Wiggins (Garmin-Slipstream), 17 seconds ahead of teammate Klöden and 38 seconds in front of Fränk Schleck. Apart from the elder Schleck brother who finished two seconds down on Armstrong in sixth place, Wiggins and Klöden faltered to an extent in the closing kilometres - 10th place at 1:03 and 12th at 1:42, respectively - thereby guaranteeing the Texan a spot on what will be his eighth Tour de France podium.

"I felt good. I mean, I can't complain. It was kind of simple: follow Wiggins and follow Frank Schleck, and I had the legs to do that," said Armstrong.

"It was not as windy as advertised; it feels windy here at the top, but on the way up, a little less than we thought. I have never seen so many people on the Ventoux - hell, it seems like half of America showed up and all of France! It was so packed, and when you have a lot of people, it blocks a lot of the wind.

"But hey, I can't complain. For an old fart coming in here and getting on the podium, not so bad," Armstrong said.