Garate grabs emphatic Ventoux victory

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


#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank4:39:21 
2Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:00:03 
3Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:00:38 
4Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana  
5Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana0:00:41 
6Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:00:43 
7Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:00:46 
8Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas0:00:56 
9Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:00:58 
10Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream0:01:03 
11Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:01:39 
12Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana0:01:42 
13Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:47 
14Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank0:01:56 
15Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:02:26 
16Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:02:34 
17Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel0:02:42 
18Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:44 
19Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:03:03 
20Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel0:03:15 
21Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
22Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux0:03:20 
23Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
24Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:04:23 
25Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:04:37 
26Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team0:05:07 
27Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:05:11 
28Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha0:05:36 
29Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:05:40 
30Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:05:42 
31Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
32Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:05:45 
33George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC  
34Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
35Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream  
36Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha  
37Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step  
38Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:05:47 
39David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:05:50 
40Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:05:56 
41Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
42Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas0:06:05 
43Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux0:06:09 
44José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:06:18 
45Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto0:06:26 
46Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:06:28 
47Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
48David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:06:47 
49Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:13 
50Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:07:20 
51Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram0:07:35 
52Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana0:07:52 
53Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram0:08:05 
54Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel  
55Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana  
56Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC  
57Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
58Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel  
59Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank  
60Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
61Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
62Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
63Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence - Lotto  
64Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha  
65Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:08:35 
66Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:09:14 
67Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:09:27 
68Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto0:09:33 
69Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano  
70Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team0:09:36 
71Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team  
72David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC  
73Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha  
74Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:10:12 
75Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
76Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux  
77Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:11:29 
78Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha0:11:31 
79Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step0:11:52 
80Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano0:12:09 
81Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana0:13:02 
82Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC0:13:17 
83Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel  
84Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank0:13:21 
85Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:13:28 
86William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:13:37 
87Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:13:41 
88Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step  
89Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:14:10 
90Cycril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano  
91Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:14:24 
92Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano0:14:40 
93Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:17:16 
94Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
95Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:17:18 
96Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:17:20 
97Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:18:40 
98Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank0:19:18 
99Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
100Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:19:58 
101Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas0:22:41 
102Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC  
103Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:22:44 
104Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC0:25:42 
105Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team  
106Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank0:25:49 
107Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha  
108Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC  
109José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale  
110Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
111Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step  
112Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step  
113Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC  
114Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
115Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC  
116Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas  
117Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC  
118Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas  
119Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram  
120Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
121Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC  
122Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux  
123Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step  
124Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana  
125Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream  
126Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - NGC  
127Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha  
128Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram  
129Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team  
130Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram  
131Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
132Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux  
133Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
134Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC  
135Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux  
136Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
137Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
138Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne  
139Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank  
140Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas  
141Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank  
142Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
143Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas  
144Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cervelo Test Team  
145David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
146Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC  
147Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream  
148Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC  
149Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
150Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana  
151Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
152Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram0:26:01 
153Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
154Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
155David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream  
156Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano  
Sprint 1 - Les Pilles - 48.0 Km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne6 pts
2Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano4 
3Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
Sprint 2 - Mormoiron - 138.5 Km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto6 pts
2Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas4 
3Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2 
Sprint 3 - Mont Ventoux - 167.0 Km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank20 pts
2Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC17 
3Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank15 
4Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana13 
5Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana12 
6Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank10 
7Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas9 
8Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas8 
9Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas7 
10Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream6 
11Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto5 
12Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana4 
13Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
14Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank2 
15Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux1 
Mountain 1 - Côte de Citelle - 14.0 Km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano4 pts
2Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas3 
3Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank2 
4Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC1 
Mountain 2 - Col d'Ey - 65.5 Km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas4 pts
2Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank3 
3Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC2 
4Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano1 
Mountain 3 - Col de Fontaube - 87.0 Km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC3 pts
2Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano2 
3Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank1 
Mountain 4 - Col des Abeilles - 121.5 Km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank4 pts
2Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC3 
3Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank2 
4Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto1 
Mountain 5 - Mont Ventoux - 167.0 Km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank40 pts
2Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC36 
3Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank32 
4Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana28 
5Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana24 
6Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank20 
7Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas16 
8Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas14 
9Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas12 
10Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream10 
Most combative
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC  
Young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC4:39:24 
2Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:00:35 
3Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:00:43 
4Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:00:55 
5Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel0:02:39 
6Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:04:20 
7Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:05:37 
8Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:05:39 
9Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto0:06:23 
10Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:06:25 
11Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
12Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:10 
13Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:09:24 
14Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:09:30 
15Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha0:11:28 
16Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano0:12:06 
17Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:17:13 
18Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC0:22:38 
19Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:22:41 
20Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC0:25:39 
21Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:25:46 
22Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC  
23Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas  
24Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
25Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha  
26Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram  
27Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram  
28Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
29Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne  
30Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
31Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
32Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram0:25:58 
33Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
3Team Saxo Bank0:04:23 
4Garmin - Slipstream0:06:42 
6AG2R La Mondiale0:08:23 
7Francaise Des Jeux0:09:15 
8Silence - Lotto0:10:31 
9Euskaltel - Euskadi0:10:37 
10Team Columbia - HTC0:11:13 
12Caisse d'Epargne0:12:43 
13Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:15:03 
14Team Katusha0:16:46 
15Team Milram0:17:23 
16Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:17:33 
17Cervelo Test Team0:21:39 
19Quick Step0:28:38 
20Lampre - N.G.C0:32:40 
General classification after stage 20
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana81:46:17 
2Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:04:11 
3Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana0:05:24 
4Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream0:06:01 
5Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:06:04 
6Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana0:06:42 
7Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:07:35 
8Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:12:04 
9Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:14:16 
10Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:14:25 
11Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:14:44 
12Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux0:17:19 
13Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha0:18:34 
14Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:20:45 
15Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:20:50 
16Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:22:29 
17Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:26:21 
18Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha0:29:33 
19George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC0:33:27 
20Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step0:34:09 
21Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram0:34:48 
22Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:37:44 
23Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:38:20 
24Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram0:38:35 
25Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:41:14 
26Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:41:27 
27Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC0:43:20 
28Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana0:43:34 
29Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel0:44:33 
30Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:45:24 
31Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:46:34 
32Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:46:35 
33Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:49:43 
34Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:49:47 
35Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana0:54:00 
36Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:55:04 
37Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas0:55:33 
38Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:57:37 
39Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:57:47 
40Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha1:00:21 
41Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana1:01:08 
42Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:01:29 
43Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:03:04 
44Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:07:20 
45Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team1:08:15 
46Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto1:08:35 
47Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:09:01 
48Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux1:09:23 
49Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream1:13:41 
50Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank1:15:22 
51Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank1:16:28 
52Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne1:20:20 
53David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC1:21:29 
54Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank1:21:59 
55Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel1:25:47 
56Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:26:07 
57Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC1:26:18 
58David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:28:01 
59Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence - Lotto1:29:07 
60Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank1:34:35 
61Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:35:49 
62Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank1:37:19 
63Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step1:38:30 
64Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel1:40:09 
65Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:41:54 
66Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:44:39 
67Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:47:18 
68Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel1:50:42 
69David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:51:52 
70Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel1:53:04 
71José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:54:08 
72Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:57:29 
73Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank1:58:25 
74Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha1:58:52 
75Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:58:58 
76Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto2:00:52 
77David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream2:02:06 
78Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram2:04:53 
79Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team2:07:58 
80Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - NGC2:08:42 
81José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale2:11:29 
82Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:12:43 
83Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step2:13:56 
84Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2:14:16 
85David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream2:14:34 
86Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas2:16:11 
87Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cervelo Test Team2:16:17 
88Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step2:17:36 
89Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto2:20:14 
90Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano2:22:58 
91Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank2:23:55 
92Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas2:23:58 
93Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto2:25:38 
94Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2:25:52 
95Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC2:26:22 
96Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha2:26:34 
97Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team2:28:35 
98Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream2:29:31 
99Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank2:39:25 
100Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha2:39:39 
101Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC2:42:08 
102Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto2:42:20 
103Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank2:42:45 
104Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step2:43:22 
105Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2:45:28 
106Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team2:46:00 
107Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2:46:17 
108Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux2:46:30 
109Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC2:52:24 
110Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC2:52:44 
111Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano2:53:25 
112Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano2:54:54 
113Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano2:55:28 
114Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne2:57:08 
115Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step2:58:28 
116Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas2:59:57 
117Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom3:01:25 
118Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank3:02:11 
119Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux3:02:26 
120Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas3:04:00 
121Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream3:04:41 
122Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha3:05:10 
123Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto3:05:11 
124Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank3:08:39 
125Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram3:12:45 
126Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram3:15:12 
127Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team3:15:33 
128Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano3:16:01 
129William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom3:16:29 
130Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom3:16:44 
131Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC3:21:54 
132Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC3:23:29 
133Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3:25:39 
134Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC3:26:44 
135Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas3:27:14 
136Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne3:27:18 
137Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne3:29:12 
138Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram3:29:18 
139Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana3:30:07 
140Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha3:31:42 
141Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream3:31:55 
142Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux3:34:35 
143Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom3:34:55 
144Cycril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano3:36:14 
145Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC3:39:14 
146Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC3:41:24 
147Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas3:42:11 
148Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana3:42:53 
149Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC3:46:20 
150Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC3:46:35 
151Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream3:48:13 
152Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram3:48:38 
153Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step3:49:21 
154Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano3:49:39 
155Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team3:54:08 
156Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux4:16:27 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team260 pts
2Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC235 
3Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram148 
4Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne126 
5Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale122 
6Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank119 
7Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream110 
8Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas104 
9Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana101 
10Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana89 
11Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank87 
12Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream85 
13Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha79 
14Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne76 
15Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale74 
16Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana68 
17Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank67 
18Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step66 
19Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step63 
20George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC63 
21Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank56 
22Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC55 
23Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne54 
24Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas54 
25William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom54 
26Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC53 
27Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas52 
28Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom51 
29Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux51 
30Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom49 
31Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team48 
32Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi48 
33Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux48 
34Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi47 
35Cycril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano47 
36Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC47 
37Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha44 
38Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha44 
39Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto43 
40Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux42 
41Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel41 
42Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi41 
43Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale40 
44Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream40 
45Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team38 
46Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne38 
47Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano37 
48Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas37 
49Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram37 
50Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto37 
51Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano37 
52Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank35 
53Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne35 
54Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano34 
55Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne31 
56Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel31 
57Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne30 
58Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom30 
59Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano30 
60Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom30 
61Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom29 
62Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne28 
63Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel28 
64Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC27 
65Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha27 
66Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC26 
67José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne26 
68Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto26 
69Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana26 
70Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale25 
71Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel24 
72Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram24 
73Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux23 
74Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel23 
75Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank22 
76Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC22 
77Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram21 
78Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram19 
79Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha18 
80Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC18 
81Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram17 
82Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step17 
83Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto16 
84Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne16 
85David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream16 
86Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto16 
87Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream15 
88Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank14 
89Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC14 
90Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas14 
91Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank14 
92Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux12 
93Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC11 
94Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step11 
95Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux10 
96Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team10 
97Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram10 
98Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto9 
99Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale9 
100Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha9 
101Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom9 
102Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank8 
103Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas8 
104Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team7 
105Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank6 
106Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne5 
107Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream4 
108Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi4 
109Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel4 
110Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha4 
111Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank4 
112Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas4 
113Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano3 
114Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step3 
115Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC3 
116Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana2 
117David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC2 
118David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2 
119Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank2 
120José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale2 
121Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne1 
122David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream1 
123Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC1 
124Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC-25 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas210 pts
2Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi135 
3Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana126 
4Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank111 
5Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom99 
6Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne89 
7Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank88 
8Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi86 
9Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank86 
10Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux84 
11Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto76 
12Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step67 
13Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas66 
14Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel64 
15Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream57 
16Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana51 
17Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC48 
18Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale46 
19Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team45 
20Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana38 
21David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne38 
22Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto35 
23Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale34 
24Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram32 
25Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom31 
26Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne26 
27José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne26 
28Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team25 
29Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi24 
30Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas24 
31Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne24 
32Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom23 
33Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank23 
34Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step23 
35George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC21 
36Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC20 
37David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream20 
38Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha18 
39Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha17 
40Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas17 
41Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale17 
42Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne14 
43Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team14 
44Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom14 
45Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana14 
46Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank13 
47Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana12 
48Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank12 
49Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi12 
50Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano11 
51David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream11 
52Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel11 
53Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne11 
54Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano10 
55Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux9 
56José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale9 
57Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream7 
58Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram7 
59Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas6 
60Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano6 
61Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux6 
62Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank6 
63Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto5 
64Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC5 
65Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi5 
66Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step5 
67Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne4 
68Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream4 
69Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank4 
70Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel4 
71Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram4 
72Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne4 
73Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha3 
74Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel3 
75Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC3 
76David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC3 
77Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel3 
78Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram3 
79Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux3 
80Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale2 
81Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha2 
82Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank2 
83Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas2 
84Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1 
85Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream1 
86Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto1 
87Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank81:50:28 
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:03:24 
3Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:10:05 
4Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:33:33 
5Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:34:09 
6Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:37:03 
7Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:42:24 
8Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:45:36 
9Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:50:53 
10Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:04:50 
11Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne1:16:09 
12Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel1:48:53 
13Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram2:00:42 
14Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2:10:05 
15Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto2:16:03 
16Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano2:18:47 
17Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha2:22:23 
18Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team2:24:24 
19Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto2:38:09 
20Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC2:48:13 
21Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano2:51:17 
22Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha3:00:59 
23Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram3:11:01 
24Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano3:11:50 
25Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom3:12:33 
26Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC3:17:43 
27Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC3:19:18 
28Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha3:27:31 
29Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC3:35:03 
30Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas3:38:00 
31Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream3:44:02 
32Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram3:44:27 
33Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano3:45:28 
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Garmin - Slipstream0:22:35 
3Team Saxo Bank0:28:34 
4AG2R La Mondiale0:31:47 
6Euskaltel - Euskadi0:58:05 
7Francaise Des Jeux1:01:48 
8Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne1:05:34 
9Team Katusha1:13:57 
11Caisse d'Epargne1:23:05 
12Team Milram1:24:10 
13Silence - Lotto1:24:38 
14Team Columbia - HTC1:29:54 
15Bbox Bouygues Telecom1:32:59 
16Cervelo Test Team1:40:08 
18Quick Step2:40:01 
19Lampre - N.G.C3:59:03 


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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.

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