Fedrigo claims another stage for France

Nocentini notches another day in yellow

Last week Bouygues Telecom celebrated team manager Jean-Rénè Bernaudeau's birthday with a stage win for Thomas Voeckler. Today it was party time again as Pierrick Fedrigo added to his tally of Tour de France stage victories with an emphatic performance that climaxed as he crossed the line ahead of day-long breakaway companion Franco Pellizotti.

Historic Tarbes was last used for a finish on Stage 13 of the 1951 Tour when Raphaël Géminiani won a four-man bunch sprint but was later disqualified, but Fedrigo encountered no such problem Sunday.

The ninth leg of the race marked Bouygues Telecom's second stage victory after Thomas Voeckler's Stage 5 triumph in Perpignan – quite a feat for a team in its final year of sponsorship – and was also Fedrigo's second Tour de France stage win. His first came on the fourteenth stage of the 2006 Grande Boucle, where, under similar circumstances, Fedrigo and Italian Salvatore Commesso barely held off the peloton on a journey from Montélimar to Gap.

"In the finale, I had the same feelings as in 2006. The race unfolded in the same way: a breakaway of many riders at first, then a finish with only two riders. Today, I was in front, and the strength that I saved on previous stages allowed me to win," said the 31-year-old, who hails from nearby Marmande and is nicknamed ‘le nez de Marmande' (The nose of Marmande) for his rather large beak.

His Italian foe played the finale well, biding his time in Fedrigo's draft before jumping ahead of the final bend, but the line was too far for Pellizotti to hold on.

"We wanted to win, so we gave everything to stay away," said Pellizotti. "I knew that he was stronger than me in the sprint, but I tried until the end."

Leaderboard at status quo – again

The inclusion of two historic Tour climbs en route did nothing for those eyeing the Paris podium, the climbs of the Col d'Aspin and Tourmalet were neutralised due to their distance from the finish. In fact, only 34 seconds separated the supposed mountain stage from turning into a bunch sprint. Rabobank's Oscar Freire led a 75-strong group home for third place.

Once again, the leader board remained at status quo, leaving Rinaldo Nocentini of AG2R La Mondiale to enjoy his rest day in yellow, with the Astana trio of Alberto Contador, Lance Armstrong and Levi Leipheimer breathing down his neck.

"The next few days are good for me, and I have a great team with me to help out, so I hope to keep it as long as possible," said Nocentini. "It would be a dream to get to Verbier [Stage 15] in yellow."

It wasn't all good news for the French and French teams. In the race for the polka-dot jersey, Egoi Martínez of Euskaltel-Euskadi overtook Cofidis' Christophe Kern to don the maillot à pois. The Spaniard now leads the competition by a margin of 19 points. However, with the Alps still to come, it's a jersey very much up for grabs.

Armstrong improves

After having a dig early on and riding near the front – comfortably – on both the Aspin and Tourmalet, it appears Lance Armstrong is beginning to thrive at his first Tour de France in four years.

After so much debate revolving around team leadership at Astana, it's impossible to ignore the fact that this Kazakh-backed coterie has four riders in the top-six on the overall classification: Contador (six seconds behind Nocentini), Armstrong (at eight seconds), Leipheimer (at 39 seconds) and Andreas Klöden (at 54 seconds). Clearly, the Tour de France is Astana's to lose, and if they're to be beaten, the other teams must collaborate.

Though with the Pyrenees behind us, one has to wait until next Friday – Stage 13, a 200-km trek from Vittel to Colmar that traverses four categorised climbs – before we are presented with a parcours with the potential to evoke any real change to the overall classification. But even then, we will still be searching for the answer to the question: just who is Astana's main man?

Contador has repeatedly said that the road will decide. If that is so, then he must wait until the third and final week to assert his authority. However, it appears as if Armstrong is looking for any opportunity to gain time, and if gnarly crosswinds present themselves as they did in on Stage 3 to La Grande-Motte, expect him to be up there.

From Haute-Garonne to Hautes Pyrénées

With an early evening transfer to Limoges, Sunday's final Pyrenean stage, a relatively short at 160.5 kilometres, began at 12:25 p.m in Saint-Gaudens, and was expected to finish no later than 5:00 p.m.

The course featured the two classic Tour climbs, the Cat. 1 Col d'Aspin (km. 60.5, 12.3 km at 6.4 %) and the hors catégorie Col du Tourmalet (km. 90.2, 17.1-km at 7.4%), but their position on the parcours made it more of a stage for the breakaway specialist than the climber.

And after an aggressive beginning that saw Lance Armstrong of Astana in an early escape that was never going to get away, a quartet went clear 25 clicks into the stage – Jens Voigt (Saxo Bank), Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas), Leonardo Duque (Cofidis) and Pierrick Fedrigo (BBox Bouygues Telecom) the men in the move.

The foursome worked in unison on the Aspin where Pellizotti crested first, signalling exactly 100km to go.

It was a different story behind them: Cofidis' Leonardo Duque was in hot pursuit, 55 seconds behind, followed by a chase group of 10, 2:57 back on the lead four and comprising the following names: Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank), Sergio Paulinho (Astana), Jurgen Van den Broeck (Silence-Lotto), Stéphane Goubert (Ag2r La Mondiale), Egoi Martínez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Amets Txurruka (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Juan Manuel Gárate (Rabobank), David Moncoutié (Cofidis), Vladimir Efimkin (AG2R La Mondiale), and Thomas Voeckler (Bbox Bouygues Telecom).

3:29 behind the Pellizotti group was the groupe maillot jaune. At this stage they were unconcerned given Efimkin, the best-placed rider on GC in 15th overall, was 2:45 down on Nocentini at the start of the day and most likely drained after the previous day's efforts, where he narrowly missed out on victory in Saint-Girons, won by Caisse d'Epargne's Luis Leon Sanchez.

The Tourmalet, a 17.1km beast that only grows steeper as it lengthens, took its expected toll. Voigt and Duque were dropped from the lead group to leave Pellizotti and Fedrigo first over its 2,115-metre summit, 3:01 ahead of a chase group of nine, the names being: Van den Broeck – now the best-placed rider on GC – Voigt, Ten Dam, Paulinho, Martínez – who, by the day's end, would lead the mountains classification – Txurruka, Gárate, Moncoutié and Voeckler. Duque continued in no man's land, and 5:03 in arrears was the groupe maillot jaune.

On the 70km, mostly downhill run to the line, Pellizzotti and Fedrigo worked hard to maintain their three-minute lead. That was in contrast to the chase group behind them that were rounded up by the yellow jersey group 40km from Tarbes, a town in bloom located at the foot of the Pyrenees.

The Caisse d'Epargne-driven peloton was also intent on catching the lead pair, but having worked so hard all day, Pellizotti and Fedrigo weren't prepared to concede to the chase, and in the end, the fast-finishing Frenchman was too quick for the Italian climber.

"We spoke in the last kilometres," Fedrigo said, "and encouraged each other to give it everything to stay away. We believed in our chances, and remained calm. That was the key to our success."

Well, success for one, at least. Pellizotti got his consolation prize with the award for most aggressive rider on the day.

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Full Results
1Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom4:05:31 
2Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas  
3Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank0:00:34 
4Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha  
5Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram  
6Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
7Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
8Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel  
9Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC  
10Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
11Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux  
12Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux  
13Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step  
14Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
15Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel  
16George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC  
17Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana  
18Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
19Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas  
20Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
21Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC  
22Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC  
23Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana  
24Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
25Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram  
26Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank  
27Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
28Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto  
29Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram  
30Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
31Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team  
32Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream  
33Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
34Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
35Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
36Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
37Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha  
38Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha  
39Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana  
40Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
41Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream  
42Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team  
43Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana  
44Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana  
45Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC  
46Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana  
47Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC  
48Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas  
49Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
50Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
51Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne  
52Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
53Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux  
54José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervelo Test Team  
55Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
56Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team  
57Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas  
58Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
59Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel  
60Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
61Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
62Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
63Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step  
64Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto  
65David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
66Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
67David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream  
68Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana  
69Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
70Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
71Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
72Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank  
73Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel  
74José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
75David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
76Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
77Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank  
78Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank0:01:19 
79Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:32 
80Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence - Lotto0:02:08 
81Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream0:15:15 
82Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
83Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC  
84Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha  
85Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
86Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:18:48 
87Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas  
88Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto  
89Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank  
90Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel  
91Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
92Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC  
93Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano  
94Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank  
95Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha  
96Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas  
97Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team Saxo Bank  
98Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
99Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank  
100Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas  
101Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana  
102Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha  
103Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
104Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano  
105José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale  
106Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
107Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
108Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
109David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
110Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel  
111Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
112Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux  
113Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
114David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC  
115Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream  
116Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank  
117Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC  
118Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram  
119Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
120Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step  
121Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cervelo Test Team  
122Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
123Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
124Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram0:24:57 
125Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
126Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
127Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
128Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel  
129Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
130Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux  
131Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram  
132Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram  
133Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC  
134Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC  
135Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC  
136Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram  
137Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC  
138Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team  
139Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
140Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano  
141Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step  
142Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto  
143Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano  
144Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
145Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas  
146Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha  
147Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
148Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team  
149Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step  
150Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano  
151Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - NGC  
152Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas  
153Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC  
154Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
155Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step  
156William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
157Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux  
158Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
159Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux  
160Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Française des Jeux  
161Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC  
162Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano  
163Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana  
164Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
165Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
166Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - NGC  
167Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
168Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano  
169Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
170Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
171Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:38:03 
Points
1Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom20pts
2Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas17 
3Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank15 
4Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha13 
5Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram12 
6Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse D'epargne10 
7Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto9 
8Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel8 
9Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - Ngc7 
10Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale6 
11Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux5 
12Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux4 
13Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step3 
14Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2 
15Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel1 
Sprint 1 - Sarrancolin, km. 41.5
1Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne6pts
2Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom4 
3Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank2 
Lau-Balagnas, km. 125.5
1Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom6pts
2Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas4 
3Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank2 
Lourdes, km. 139.0
1Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom6pts
2Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas4 
3José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse D'epargne2 
Mountain 1 - Col d'Aspin (Cat. 1) km. 60.5
1Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas15pts
2Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom13 
3Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank11 
4Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne9 
5Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi8 
6David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne7 
7Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6 
8Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank5 
Mountain 2 - Col du Tourmalet (HC) km. 90.0
1Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas40pts
2Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom36 
3Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank32 
4Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom28 
5David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne24 
6Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto20 
7Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi16 
8Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana14 
9Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank12 
10Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi10 
Young riders
1Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram4:06:05 
2Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
3Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto  
4Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
5Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel  
6Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
7Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas  
8Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC  
9Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
10Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas  
11Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne  
12Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
13Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel  
14Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
15Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:58 
16Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:14:41 
17Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:18:14 
18Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha  
19Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano  
20Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram  
21Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
22Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:24:23 
23Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram  
24Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC  
25Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC  
26Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram  
27Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto  
28Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas  
29Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha  
30Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
31Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC  
32Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
33Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Française des Jeux  
34Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano  
35Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
36Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano  
Most aggressive rider
1Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas  
Teams
1Bbox Bouygues Telecom12:17:41 
2Liquigas  
3Team Milram0:00:34 
4Team Columbia - HTC  
5AG2R-La Mondiale  
6Francaise Des Jeux  
7Team Katusha  
8Astana  
9Agritubel  
10Silence - Lotto  
11Caisse D’Epargne  
12Rabobank  
13Garmin - Slipstream  
14Team Saxo Bank  
15Cervelo Test Team  
16Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne  
17Euskaltel - Euskadi  
18Quick Step0:18:48 
19Lampre - N.G.C0:33:29 
20Skil-Shimano1:01:25 
General classification after stage 9
1Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale34:24:21 
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana0:00:06 
3Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana0:00:08 
4Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana0:00:39 
5Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream0:00:46 
6Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana0:00:54 
7Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:01:00 
8Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:01:24 
9Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:01:49 
10Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:01:54 
11Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:16 
12Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC0:02:21 
13Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:02:25 
14Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:02:40 
15Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:45 
16Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:02:52 
17Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:02 
18Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:03:07 
19Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC0:03:16 
20Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha0:03:49 
21Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux0:03:58 
22Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana0:04:14 
23Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana0:04:20 
24Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram  
25Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:04:26 
26Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha0:05:00 
27Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank0:05:02 
28George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC0:05:25 
29Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:05:28 
30Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:06:03 
31Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:54 
32Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank0:06:56 
33Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:06:59 
34David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:07:27 
35Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:08:06 
36Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram0:08:21 
37Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:09:37 
38Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:09:59 
39Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:10:36 
40Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:11:44 
41Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana0:11:50 
42Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step0:12:00 
43José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:12:17 
44Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux0:13:52 
45Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team0:14:37 
46Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas0:14:49 
47Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:14:56 
48Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:15:30 
49José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:16:02 
50Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:16:45 
51Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:16:52 
52Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:17:07 
53Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:18:40 
54Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:20:13 
55Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:20:55 
56Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:21:34 
57Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:23:02 
58Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:23:38 
59Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel0:24:44 
60Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank0:25:03 
61Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:26:43 
62David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream0:27:18 
63Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel0:27:58 
64Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:28:03 
65Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:28:07 
66Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel0:28:08 
67Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step0:29:01 
68Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team Saxo Bank0:29:48 
69David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:29:50 
70Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream0:31:28 
71Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:31:57 
72José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale0:32:01 
73Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step0:32:44 
74David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:32:49 
75Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha0:33:23 
76Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:33:28 
77Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:34:51 
78Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel0:35:02 
79Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:35:22 
80Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence - Lotto0:35:40 
81Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:35:43 
82Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank0:36:11 
83Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas0:36:46 
84Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank0:37:52 
85Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:39:02 
86Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:39:43 
87Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:39:54 
88Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne0:41:25 
89Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank0:41:58 
90Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team0:42:10 
91Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas0:42:35 
92Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel0:42:38 
93Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:43:48 
94Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:44:31 
95Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:44:45 
96Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto0:47:25 
97David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC0:48:04 
98Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha0:48:08 
99Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux0:48:57 
100Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC0:49:07 
101Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:50:35 
102Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream0:51:20 
103Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:51:29 
104Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:52:21 
105Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:52:49 
106Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:54:12 
107Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:55:24 
108Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step0:55:45 
109Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas0:55:50 
110Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank0:56:53 
111Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:57:40 
112Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:57:57 
113Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram0:59:14 
114Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step0:59:34 
115Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:59:42 
116Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas0:59:44 
117Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC1:00:44 
118Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha1:03:53 
119Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux1:04:01 
120Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:04:18 
121Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team1:04:32 
122Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank1:04:47 
123Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:05:23 
124Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne1:07:00 
125Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC1:08:09 
126Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux1:08:12 
127Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha1:08:57 
128Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:10:19 
129Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream1:10:38 
130Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step1:12:14 
131Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas1:12:45 
132Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha1:12:49 
133Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano1:13:01 
134Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha1:13:23 
135Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC1:13:54 
136Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC1:14:02 
137Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team1:14:04 
138Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano1:14:44 
139Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC1:15:10 
140Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana1:15:19 
141Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram1:15:32 
142Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram1:16:07 
143Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC1:16:09 
144Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:16:19 
145Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto1:16:47 
146Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:17:56 
147Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC1:19:10 
148Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step1:20:23 
149Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel1:20:37 
150Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram1:20:38 
151Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas1:21:25 
152Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step1:21:41 
153Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:21:56 
154Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC1:22:25 
155Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano1:22:51 
156Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano1:22:56 
157Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano1:23:04 
158Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC  
159Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:23:43 
160Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana1:23:46 
161Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:23:52 
162Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto1:24:35 
163William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:24:36 
164Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream1:26:32 
165Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram1:26:38 
166Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano1:28:54 
167Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream1:29:42 
168Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team1:32:46 
169Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux1:33:10 
170Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - NGC1:43:42 
171Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano1:59:32 
Points classification
1Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team117pts
2Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC106 
3Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne75 
4Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram66 
5Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank62 
6Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank55 
7Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream54 
8Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom47 
9Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas47 
10Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step46 
11Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel39 
12Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale38 
13Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom36 
14Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne36 
15Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana34 
16Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale34 
17Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha34 
18George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC32 
19Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel31 
20Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale31 
21Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne30 
22Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom30 
23Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto29 
24Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - NGC29 
25Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC28 
26Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step27 
27Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne27 
28Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC26 
29Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano26 
30Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano25 
31Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne24 
32Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC24 
33Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux23 
34José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne22 
35Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana22 
36Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel21 
37Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi21 
38Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram21 
39Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram21 
40Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne20 
41Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale20 
42Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha20 
43Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram19 
44William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom19 
45Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank18 
46Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas18 
47Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi18 
48Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano18 
49Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano18 
50Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi17 
51Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram17 
52Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream16 
53Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana15 
54Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha15 
55Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank14 
56Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas14 
57Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha14 
58Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano14 
59Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana13 
60Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale13 
61Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto13 
62Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom13 
63Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC12 
64Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux12 
65Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team11 
66Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step11 
67Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano11 
68David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream10 
69Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux10 
70Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne10 
71Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale10 
72Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana9 
73Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom9 
74Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC8 
75Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel8 
76Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC5 
77Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha5 
78Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step5 
79Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi5 
80Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank4 
81Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux4 
82Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi4 
83Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas4 
84Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas4 
85Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux4 
86Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram3 
87Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank3 
88Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano3 
89Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto3 
90Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step3 
91Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana2 
92Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank2 
93Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team Saxo Bank2 
94Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank2 
95Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank1 
96Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC1 
Mountains classification
1Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi78pts
2Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne59 
3Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas55 
4Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel49 
5Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom49 
6Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale46 
7Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux43 
8Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi38 
9Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale35 
10Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale34 
11Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank32 
12Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram32 
13David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne31 
14Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom31 
15Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne26 
16Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step23 
17George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC21 
18Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi21 
19Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto20 
20José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne20 
21Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto19 
22Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank17 
23Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas17 
24Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana15 
25Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne14 
26Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom14 
27Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana14 
28Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank13 
29Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana12 
30Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank11 
31Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha11 
32Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana10 
33Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne10 
34Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux9 
35David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream9 
36David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream8 
37Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step8 
38Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC6 
39Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux6 
40Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano6 
41Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank6 
42Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5 
43Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel4 
44Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha3 
45Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram3 
46Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom2 
47Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2 
48Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream1 
49Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1 
50Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank1 
51Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano1 
Young rider classification
1Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC34:25:21 
2Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:00:49 
3Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:00:54 
4Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:01:40 
5Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:03:26 
6Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:04:28 
7Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:07:06 
8Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:08:59 
9Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:45 
10Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:16:07 
11Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:17:40 
12Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:27:07 
13Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:32:28 
14Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel0:34:02 
15Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne0:40:25 
16Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:43:45 
17Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC0:48:07 
18Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:51:21 
19Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:54:24 
20Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:56:40 
21Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha1:07:57 
22Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha1:11:49 
23Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha1:12:23 
24Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC1:12:54 
25Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano1:13:44 
26Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC1:14:10 
27Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram1:14:32 
28Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto1:15:47 
29Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:16:56 
30Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC1:18:10 
31Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel1:19:37 
32Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas1:20:25 
33Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano1:21:56 
34Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream1:25:32 
35Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram1:25:38 
36Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano1:27:54 
Teams classification
1AG2R-La Mondiale101:39:15 
2Astana0:00:03 
3Team Columbia - HTC0:04:45 
4Team Milram0:05:20 
5Team Saxo Bank0:05:24 
6Garmin - Slipstream0:05:56 
7Caisse d'Epargne0:07:05 
8Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:10:00 
9Rabobank0:11:11 
10Francaise Des Jeux0:12:59 
11Euskaltel - Euskadi0:13:07 
12Cervelo Test Team0:16:13 
13Liquigas0:18:10 
14Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:22:05 
15Silence - Lotto0:23:15 
16Agritubel0:24:36 
17Team Katusha0:27:41 
18Quick Step0:50:05 
19Lampre - N.G.C1:35:23 
20Skil-Shimano2:53:45 

 

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