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Tour de France 2010

Date range:
July 3-25, 2010
  • Tour de France, France, GT
  • Stages Expand the race menu
    • Prologue

      Distance:
      8.9km
      Start location:
      Rotterdam
      End location:
      Rotterdam
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      223.5km
      Start location:
      Rotterdam
      End location:
      Brussels
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      201km
      Start location:
      Brussels
      End location:
      Spa
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      213km
      Start location:
      Wanze
      End location:
      Arenberg Porte du Hainaut
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      153.5km
      Start location:
      Cambrai
      End location:
      Reims
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      187.5km
      Start location:
      Epernay
      End location:
      Montargis
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      227.5km
      Start location:
      Montargis
      End location:
      Gueugnon
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      165.5km
      Start location:
      Tournus
      End location:
      Station des Rousses
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      189km
      Start location:
      Station des Rousses
      End location:
      Morzine-Avoriaz
    • Rest day one

      Location
      Morzine-Avoriaz
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      204.5km
      Start location:
      Morzine-Avoriaz
      End location:
      Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      179km
      Start location:
      Chambery
      End location:
      Gap
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      184.5km
      Start location:
      Sisteron
      End location:
      Bourg-les-Valence
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      210.5km
      Start location:
      Bourg-de-Peage
      End location:
      Mende
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      196km
      Start location:
      Rodez
      End location:
      Revel
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      184.5km
      Start location:
      Revel
      End location:
      Ax-3 Domaines
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      187.5km
      Start location:
      Pamiers
      End location:
      Bagneres-de-Luchon
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      199.5km
      Start location:
      Bagneres-de-Luchon
      End location:
      Pau
    • Rest day two

      Location
      Pau
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      174km
      Start location:
      Pau
      End location:
      Col du Tourmalet
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      198km
      Start location:
      Salies-de-Bearn
      End location:
      Bordeaux
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      52km
      Start location:
      Bordeaux
      End location:
      Pauillac
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      102.5km
      Start location:
      Longjumeau
      End location:
      Paris
  • Race history

July 18, Stage 14: Revel - Ax-3 Domaines 184.5km

Riblon stellar in Ax-3 Domaines

By:
Richard Moore
Published:
July 18, 2010, 15:42 BST,
Updated:
July 19, 2010, 11:47 BST

AG2R gets a stage win as Contador and Schleck call a truce

The Pyrenees were always billed as the main battleground of this year's Tour de France, and although Sunday's first of four stages in this mountain range decided nothing, it did confirm what many suspected: that the battle for the yellow jersey is between two riders, Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) and Alberto Contador (Astana).

The impression of this pair riding their own race, almost oblivious to everyone else, was underlined on the final climb to the finish in Ax-3 Domaines, at the end of a day that had seen Contador's Astana team ride as though it was their man, rather than Schelck, in the yellow jersey.

As Contador and Schleck cancelled each other out, it was a day that really belonged to Christophe Riblon (AG2R-La Mondiale), with the Frenchman claiming the host country's fourth stage win of this Tour after an incredible solo effort, made more incredible by his confession afterwards that he had almost abandoned the Tour the previous day.

Riblon's team director, Vincent Lavenu, claimed after the stage that his rider had been so exhausted that he was on the brink of quitting. "But they gave me a pep talk," said Riblon of his team, "and I felt I had to prove myself today. But I wouldn't have bet a single Euro on my chances of winning today."

As Riblon forged on ahead, having attacked from the day's big break, Schleck and Contador were so preoccupied with each other that they didn't seem to notice - or care - when Denis Menchov (Rabobank) and Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) rode away from them with 3km left.

Contador looked at Schleck. Schleck looked at Contador. And they came to a virtual halt, like two match sprinters performing a tactical track stand, using the 10% gradient rather than the banking of a velodrome.

Earlier on the climb, as they passed under the 5km banner, Contador - who had his team on the front virtually all day - sprung one of his characteristic attacks, surging up the inside of the nine-man group, but Schleck was equal to him, pouncing after his wheel, and glueing himself to it.

Schleck said later that he had decided earlier in the stage not to attack Contador, for fear of the Spaniard counter-attacking. "On a climb like that I cannot pass him," said Schleck. "I have to stay on his wheel.

"There was a little bit of mind games between us," he continued. "I made a mistake [on Friday's stage to Mende] to pass him, and he dropped me. But I learned from that."

Monday's second day in the Pyrenees, including the lengthy ascent of the Port de Bales, claimed Schleck, represents "a totally different scenario, on a totally different climb."

This one - as Schleck pointed out - ended in a truce: they finished together in the same time, 1.08 behind Riblon, and only 14 seconds behind Menchov and Sanchez. But Schleck claimed to have won the mind games.

"The situation Alberto's in now, it's not bad, but it's not great either," said Schleck. "He could not drop me today, and that gives me a lot of confidence.

"This is just a guess, but I guess he's not happy with how the stage went, because he did not gain time on me. His aim was to take yellow today, and [Alexandre] Vinokourov [Contador's Astana teammate] even announced it yesterday. It didn't work. He didn't gain a single second. I even think I was a little better than him today."

Suicide escape sees sole survivor

The 184.5km fourteenth stage tackled undulating roads until 106km, when the incline began, gently at first, but eventually culminating at the 2,001m summit of the Port de Pailhères at 155.5km .

The day's main escape saw nine men form at the front around 25km into the stage, with Riblon, interestingly, one of the last man to join them. The others were: Geraint Thomas (Sky), Dave Zabriskie (Garmin-Transitions), Benoït Vaugrenard (FDJ), Pavel Brutt (Team Katusha), Amaël Moinard (Cofidis), Jurgen Van De Walle (Quick Step), Pierre Rolland (Bbox Bouygues Telecom) and Stephane Auge (Cofidis).

None presented any kind of threat to the overall classification, and they were allowed to build a lead of almost ten minutes before Astana began to reel it in. Well before the climb of Port de Pailhères, in fact, they were applying some serious pressure, the peloton strung out in a long line.

All of which only heightened the sense of anticipation around what Contador might do on the climb, as well as giving Saxo Bank - who would normally be expected to ride at the front in defence of the yellow jersey - an unexpected day off.

On the climb, as the group in front began to fracture with their lead down to four minutes, Carlos Sastre (Cervelo) tried his luck, going clear. And up front, Riblon, Van De Walle and Moinard left behind their companions, with Riblon doing the bulk of the work, and Van De Walle bidding adieu before the half-way point.

Schleck, meanwhile, raised the blood pressure with a mid-climb dash back to his team car, giving himself an unnecessary chase back to the front, and leaving himself looking very vulnerable. When asked about that later, he shrugged it off, preferring again to talk about the "mind games" between him and Contador.

A little further up the climb of the Pailheres, he explained, Contador tried to lure him into a trap. "His whole team was surrounding him, Vinokourov also, and I could see their tactic," said Schleck. "They wanted to give me the impression that he wasn't feeling too good today.

"But with my experience I knew that wasn't the case - that it was tactics, to try and get me to attack." He didn't fall for it. Instead, he watched Contador. And Contador watched him.

Riblon, meanwhile, dropped Moinard, crossing the summit alone, and dropping down to the foot of Ax-3 Domaines, with Moinard in pursuit and almost catching him. But Riblon held him off, and went through the 10km banner with 2:46 on the Schleck group. It left him with much still to do on the 9km climb.

Others were trying, though, to bridge the gap to him, among them Damiano Cunego (Lampre), Rafael Valls Ferri (Footon-Servetto), Vasil Kiryienka (Caisse d'Epargne) - and of course Sastre, the winner at Ax-3 Domaines in 2003, who was joined by the Cunego-led chasing group.

As the brave Riblon found strength from somewhere to survive out front, and as Sastre had several gos on the climb, Vinokourov, the previous day's stage winner, fulfilled his promise to help Contador claim yellow, sitting at the front of the main group and setting a pace that saw bodies fall out the back at an astonishing rate, and all those in front - bar Riblon - gobbled up.

And while Contador watched Schleck, and Schleck watched Contador, Menchov and Sanchez sneaked away, gaining some seconds in their battle for third overall. Sanchez is currently leading that competition, 2:31 behind Schleck and 13 second ahead of Menchov.

This duo's deficit to the leading pair is not much, but, to hear Schleck talk, it might as well be hours. "I don't believe they're dangerous rivals for GC," said Schleck, confirming the general consensus: that this Tour is between two riders.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 4:52:42  
2 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 0:00:54  
3 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
4 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:08  
5 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha    
6 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank    
7 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana    
8 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
9 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:01:49  
10 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team    
11 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack 0:01:53  
12 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions 0:02:00  
13 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana    
14 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:02:02  
15 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
16 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne 0:02:16  
17 Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack 0:02:26  
18 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:27  
19 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:02:30  
20 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
21 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
22 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack    
23 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia 0:02:51  
24 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
25 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step    
26 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step 0:03:01  
27 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
28 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo 0:03:03  
29 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux    
30 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:03:17  
31 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:03:33  
32 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:04  
33 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
34 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 0:04:12  
35 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:04:59  
36 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
37 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:05:39  
38 Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank    
39 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
40 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step    
41 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:07:47  
42 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
43 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:08:56  
44 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:09:05  
45 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:09:11  
46 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:09:29  
47 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:10:48  
48 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step 0:10:49  
49 Iban Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:11:00  
50 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana 0:11:48  
51 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha    
52 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:12:29  
53 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
54 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team    
55 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions 0:13:51  
56 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:15:12  
57 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:15:14  
58 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
59 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank    
60 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack    
61 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step    
62 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
63 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha    
64 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
65 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux    
66 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale    
67 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
68 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana    
69 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
70 Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack    
71 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team    
72 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank    
73 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo    
74 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack    
75 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo    
76 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:16:58  
77 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:19:47  
78 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:20:43  
79 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram    
80 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
81 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
82 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram    
83 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Astana    
84 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
85 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
86 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
87 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
88 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
89 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne    
90 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
91 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:22:00  
92 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:22:43  
93 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:24:07  
94 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
95 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux    
96 Alexander Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas-Doimo    
97 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana    
98 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
99 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank    
100 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram    
101 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
102 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:27:10  
103 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
104 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram    
105 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank    
106 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions 0:28:41  
107 Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack    
108 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
109 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
110 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux    
111 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:29:09  
112 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
113 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team    
114 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack 0:30:13  
115 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:34:35  
116 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions 0:36:19  
117 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux 0:36:56  
118 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
119 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha    
120 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia    
121 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
122 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
123 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana    
124 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
125 Iban Mayoz Echeverria (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
126 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
127 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
128 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha    
129 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
130 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
131 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
132 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
133 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
134 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram    
135 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
136 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team    
137 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo    
138 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
139 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
140 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
141 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank    
142 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
143 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
144 Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
145 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Quick Step    
146 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
147 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack    
148 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step    
149 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
150 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team    
151 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
152 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram    
153 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana    
154 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha    
155 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
156 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
157 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
158 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step    
159 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions    
160 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
161 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia    
162 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank    
163 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
164 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
165 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
166 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team    
167 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank    
168 Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
169 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana    
170 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
171 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team    
172 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
173 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux    
174 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram    
175 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:37:09  
Sprint 1 - Mirepoix, km. 51.5
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux 6  pts
2 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions 4  
3 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step 2  
Sprint 2 - Campagne-Sur-Aude, km. 102.0
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 6  pts
2 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 4  
3 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
Points - Ax-3-Domaines, km. 184.5
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 20  pts
2 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 17  
3 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 15  
4 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 13  
5 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 12  
6 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 10  
7 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 9  
8 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 8  
9 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 7  
10 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 6  
11 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack 5  
12 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions 4  
13 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 3  
14 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 2  
15 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 1  
Mountain 1 - Port de Pailhères (HC), km. 155.5
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 20  pts
2 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 18  
3 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step 16  
4 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto 14  
5 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 12  
6 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne 10  
7 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 8  
8 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 7  
9 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 6  
10 Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 5  
Mountain 2 - Ax-3-Domaines (Cat. 1), km. 183.0
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 30  pts
2 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 26  
3 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 22  
4 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 18  
5 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 16  
6 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 14  
7 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 12  
8 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 10  
Most aggressive rider
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
Young riders
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 4:53:50  
2 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank    
3 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:01:53  
4 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo 0:01:55  
5 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:03:51  
6 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:07:57  
7 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:08:21  
8 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step 0:09:41  
9 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:11:21  
10 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:14:04  
11 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:14:06  
12 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
13 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo    
14 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:19:35  
15 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram    
16 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
17 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne    
18 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:22:59  
19 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
20 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank    
21 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:27:33  
22 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux 0:35:48  
23 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha    
24 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
25 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
26 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
27 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team    
28 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
29 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
30 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia    
31 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
32 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux    
33 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 AG2R La Mondiale 14:43:03  
2 Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:23  
3 Team Radioshack 0:01:52  
4 Rabobank 0:02:44  
5 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:05  
6 Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:04:41  
7 Quick Step 0:05:07  
8 Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne 0:09:24  
9 Astana 0:09:59  
10 Liquigas-Doimo 0:15:50  
11 Sky Pro Cycling 0:17:46  
12 Katusha Team 0:18:47  
13 Team Saxo Bank 0:20:34  
14 Francaise des Jeux 0:22:49  
15 Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:28:18  
16 Garmin - Transitions 0:31:37  
17 Team HTC - Columbia 0:33:51  
18 Footon-Servetto 0:41:28  
19 Lampre - Farnese 0:41:42  
20 BMC Racing Team 0:45:05  
21 Cervelo Test Team 0:46:17  
22 Team Milram 1:00:36  
General classification after stage 14
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 68:02:30  
2 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 0:00:31  
3 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:31  
4 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 0:02:44  
5 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:03:31  
6 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 0:04:27  
7 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack 0:04:51  
8 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 0:04:58  
9 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:05:56  
10 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:06:52  
11 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 0:07:04  
12 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo 0:07:11  
13 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions 0:07:17  
14 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:08:03  
15 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 0:08:15  
16 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:09:46  
17 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack 0:10:27  
18 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:11:30  
19 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:12:39  
20 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:12:50  
21 Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack 0:13:14  
22 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step 0:13:20  
23 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:13:50  
24 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:16:04  
25 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:17:37  
26 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 0:21:53  
27 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:23:29  
28 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 0:27:46  
29 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:28:17  
30 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia 0:28:28  
31 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions 0:29:27  
32 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:30:00  
33 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:32:16  
34 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:35:47  
35 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team 0:35:56  
36 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:38:41  
37 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack 0:39:14  
38 Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack 0:39:44  
39 Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 0:40:13  
40 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:42:55  
41 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:43:58  
42 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:44:59  
43 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:45:07  
44 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:45:54  
45 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:49:50  
46 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:50:22  
47 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 0:55:23  
48 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:58:21  
49 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 0:59:24  
50 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank 0:59:50  
51 Iban Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:00:01  
52 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 1:03:10  
53 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne 1:04:09  
54 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1:06:01  
55 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 1:07:45  
56 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack 1:08:24  
57 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 1:09:07  
58 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 1:10:29  
59 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 1:10:44  
60 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 1:13:44  
61 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank 1:14:02  
62 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana 1:14:07  
63 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1:15:10  
64 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha 1:16:28  
65 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana 1:16:36  
66 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step 1:16:53  
67 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia 1:17:24  
68 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 1:17:39  
69 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 1:17:59  
70 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto 1:18:30  
71 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1:19:00  
72 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram 1:19:04  
73 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 1:19:25  
74 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 1:19:58  
75 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 1:20:08  
76 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 1:26:48  
77 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 1:27:28  
78 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 1:28:24  
79 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 1:29:28  
80 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux 1:30:46  
81 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 1:31:03  
82 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne 1:31:36  
83 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack 1:31:56  
84 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha 1:32:14  
85 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 1:33:50  
86 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1:36:10  
87 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team 1:36:11  
88 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto 1:39:33  
89 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team 1:40:11  
90 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team 1:41:37  
91 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale 1:41:49  
92 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 1:42:58  
93 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha 1:43:49  
94 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 1:44:12  
95 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 1:45:34  
96 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1:47:13  
97 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto 1:48:08  
98 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
99 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team 1:49:20  
100 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1:49:31  
101 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana 1:51:07  
102 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo 1:51:37  
103 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 1:53:16  
104 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:53:45  
105 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 1:54:15  
106 Alexander Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas-Doimo 1:54:26  
107 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 1:56:20  
108 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank 1:57:27  
109 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 1:58:00  
110 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha 1:58:18  
111 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux 1:59:50  
112 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana 2:01:01  
113 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux 2:02:33  
114 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini 2:03:25  
115 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step 2:03:40  
116 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2:05:07  
117 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram 2:05:15  
118 Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack 2:05:25  
119 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana 2:05:29  
120 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2:05:49  
121 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 2:06:18  
122 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Astana 2:06:47  
123 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team 2:07:03  
124 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 2:08:40  
125 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank 2:08:41  
126 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions 2:09:15  
127 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Quick Step 2:09:44  
128 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank 2:10:46  
129 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 2:10:48  
130 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank 2:11:04  
131 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 2:11:31  
132 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 2:12:27  
133 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux 2:12:34  
134 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2:12:39  
135 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon-Servetto 2:13:31  
136 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 2:13:34  
137 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 2:14:04  
138 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux 2:15:59  
139 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 2:16:21  
140 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 2:17:24  
141 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha 2:18:10  
142 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux 2:18:17  
143 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 2:18:50  
144 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions 2:19:59  
145 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step 2:20:02  
146 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 2:20:05  
147 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo 2:21:04  
148 Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 2:21:50  
149 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 2:22:33  
150 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia 2:24:15  
151 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia 2:24:48  
152 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 2:25:41  
153 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 2:27:17  
154 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions 2:30:14  
155 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team 2:30:37  
156 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions 2:31:51  
157 Iban Mayoz Echeverria (Spa) Footon-Servetto 2:32:08  
158 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 2:32:53  
159 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team 2:33:51  
160 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 2:34:17  
161 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2:35:26  
162 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 2:35:44  
163 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 2:36:30  
164 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana 2:37:07  
165 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 2:37:59  
166 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha 2:38:55  
167 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 2:39:45  
168 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step 2:44:30  
169 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 2:45:10  
170 Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2:45:28  
171 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 2:49:20  
172 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack 2:50:49  
173 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 2:59:38  
174 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 3:01:39  
175 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux 3:02:36  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 187  pts
2 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 185  
3 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia 162  
4 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 144  
5 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha 138  
6 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 120  
7 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 102  
8 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 101  
9 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 92  
10 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 89  
11 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 83  
12 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 81  
13 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 76  
14 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 75  
15 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 74  
16 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 73  
17 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 69  
18 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 64  
19 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 62  
20 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 57  
21 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 54  
22 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 49  
23 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 49  
24 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions 49  
25 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions 48  
26 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 47  
27 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 44  
28 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 43  
29 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini 39  
30 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne 39  
31 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 37  
32 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank 37  
33 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux 35  
34 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 35  
35 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack 34  
36 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux 34  
37 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 33  
38 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo 33  
39 Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 32  
40 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 31  
41 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 30  
42 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram 30  
43 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux 29  
44 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 29  
45 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 29  
46 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 28  
47 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 27  
48 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 26  
49 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 26  
50 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 26  
51 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 26  
52 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack 25  
53 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 24  
54 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto 24  
55 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 23  
56 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 22  
57 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team 22  
58 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step 22  
59 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions 21  
60 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 20  
61 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step 19  
62 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 18  
63 Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack 18  
64 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto 17  
65 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions 17  
66 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 17  
67 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 16  
68 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team 16  
69 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack 16  
70 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 16  
71 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions 16  
72 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 15  
73 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 15  
74 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 15  
75 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 15  
76 Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack 15  
77 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 15  
78 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 14  
79 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 14  
80 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia 14  
81 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 14  
82 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 13  
83 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale 13  
84 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank 12  
85 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 12  
86 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Quick Step 12  
87 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step 12  
88 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team 12  
89 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto 12  
90 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto 11  
91 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana 11  
92 Iban Mayoz Echeverria (Spa) Footon-Servetto 10  
93 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux 8  
94 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 8  
95 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 8  
96 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 8  
97 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team 8  
98 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux 7  
99 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 7  
100 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 6  
101 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 6  
102 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 6  
103 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 6  
104 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank 6  
105 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 6  
106 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo 5  
107 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions 4  
108 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha 4  
109 Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 4  
110 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon-Servetto 4  
111 Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 4  
112 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia 4  
113 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank 4  
114 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team 4  
115 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 4  
116 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 3  
117 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha 3  
118 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
119 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 2  
120 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram 2  
121 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 2  
122 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step 2  
123 Alexander Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas-Doimo 2  
124 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 2  
125 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux 2  
126 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha 2  
127 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne 2  
128 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team 2  
129 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
130 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team 2  
131 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 2  
132 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 2  
133 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 2  
134 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha 2  
135 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 2  
136 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana 2  
137 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana 2  
138 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana 2  
139 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack 2  
140 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia 2  
141 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana 2  
142 Iban Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
143 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack 2  
144 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 2  
145 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto 2  
146 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 2  
147 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank 2  
148 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 2  
149 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
150 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 2  
151 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 1  
152 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne -3  
153 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini -5  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 115  pts
2 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 92  
3 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 76  
4 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 72  
5 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 68  
6 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 65  
7 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 63  
8 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 62  
9 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 60  
10 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux 56  
11 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 48  
12 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 47  
13 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 46  
14 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto 46  
15 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 42  
16 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne 38  
17 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 34  
18 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 34  
19 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 32  
20 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step 29  
21 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank 29  
22 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 27  
23 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 26  
24 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack 25  
25 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step 22  
26 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 22  
27 Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 21  
28 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 20  
29 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 20  
30 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo 18  
31 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank 18  
32 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 17  
33 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 17  
34 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini 16  
35 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 15  
36 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 14  
37 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 12  
38 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto 12  
39 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 12  
40 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 11  
41 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack 10  
42 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 9  
43 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 8  
44 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 7  
45 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions 6  
46 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 6  
47 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana 5  
48 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia 5  
49 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team 5  
50 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 4  
51 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon-Servetto 4  
52 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto 4  
53 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 4  
54 Iban Mayoz Echeverria (Spa) Footon-Servetto 3  
55 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 3  
56 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 3  
57 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
58 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 2  
59 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux 2  
60 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 2  
61 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 2  
62 Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 2  
63 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 2  
64 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne 2  
65 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1  
66 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 1  
67 Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
68 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1  
Young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 68:02:30  
2 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 0:04:27  
3 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo 0:07:11  
4 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:35:47  
5 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:45:07  
6 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:49:50  
7 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:50:22  
8 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 1:10:29  
9 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 1:13:44  
10 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 1:17:39  
11 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto 1:18:30  
12 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1:19:00  
13 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 1:28:24  
14 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux 1:30:46  
15 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne 1:31:36  
16 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto 1:39:33  
17 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo 1:51:37  
18 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:53:45  
19 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 1:56:20  
20 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha 1:58:18  
21 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step 2:03:40  
22 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 2:06:18  
23 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 2:08:40  
24 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 2:10:48  
25 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 2:16:21  
26 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux 2:18:17  
27 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 2:20:05  
28 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia 2:24:15  
29 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 2:25:41  
30 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 2:27:17  
31 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team 2:30:37  
32 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 2:59:38  
33 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux 3:02:36  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Caisse d'Epargne 204:16:00  
2 Team Radioshack 0:00:08  
3 Rabobank 0:17:13  
4 AG2R La Mondiale 0:18:38  
5 Astana 0:26:32  
6 Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:28:35  
7 Liquigas-Doimo 0:48:20  
8 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:49:52  
9 Quick Step 0:52:15  
10 Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne 0:57:08  
11 Sky Pro Cycling 0:58:23  
12 Bbox Bouygues Telecom 1:07:35  
13 Team Saxo Bank 1:27:13  
14 Team HTC - Columbia 1:33:47  
15 BMC Racing Team 1:40:20  
16 Francaise des Jeux 1:42:53  
17 Katusha Team 2:05:18  
18 Garmin - Transitions 2:09:45  
19 Cervelo Test Team 2:24:16  
20 Footon-Servetto 2:52:43  
21 Lampre - Farnese 3:30:00  
22 Team Milram 3:37:56  

 

Scott Sunderland's race analysis:

What a stage. The tactics and the closeness of this race coming into the third week are making the race so exciting. Contador is good, we knew that, but Schleck has stepped up a level and the Spaniard has given his rival a lot more respect than last year.

Today they both cancelled each other out and unless they’ve got a super steep finish I can’t really see either of them dropping each other. It could all come down to the final climb up the Tourmalet.

Today we also saw a race within the race as Menchov and Sanchez tore off the front while Andy and Alberto played mind games. It will be difficult for Menchov and Sanchez to get back into the race for yellow, however they will continue to try and at the very least they’ll battle it out between themselves for third place now.

Finally, everyone is saying that Schleck needs at least three minutes on Contador before the final time trial. I’m not so sure he needs that much at all. Remember everyone thought that Evans had the measure of Sastre in 2008 and the Spaniard pulled out an amazing ride in the final TT. Wearing the yellow jersey can give you something extra.