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Tour de France 2010

Date range:
July 3-25, 2010
  • Tour de France, France, GT
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    • Prologue

      Distance:
      8.9km
      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
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July 19, Stage 15: Pamiers - Bagneres-de-Luchon 187.5km

Voeckler victorious in Bagneres-de-Luchon

By:
Les Clarke
Published:
July 19, 2010, 15:03,
Updated:
July 19, 2010, 18:13

Contador back in yellow following Schleck mechanical

Thomas Voeckler (Bbox Bouygues Telecom) celebrates a stage 15 win at the Tour de France.

Thomas Voeckler (Bbox Bouygues Telecom) celebrates a stage 15 win at the Tour de France.

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He soloed into Perpignan during stage five of last year's Tour de France and on a day that changed the direction of the 2010 Tour, Thomas Voeckler celebrated another glorious win alone in Bagnères-de-Luchon, a victory that adds more lustre to French performances at this season's edition of la grande boucle.

Last year he had a hard-charging pack of sprinters breathing down his neck following a late-stage attack that netted him the triumph but today Voeckler could sit up and take more than 90 seconds to celebrate what was a stellar performance that was shaped on the slopes of the Port de Balès.

That same mountain also held the key to the fight for the overall race lead, the battle lines for which had been drawn a week ago in Morzine-Avoriaz and today took a turn in another direction thanks to a mechanical for hitherto maillot jaune Andy Schleck.

An eight-second advantage to Contador was the net result; with two days remaining in the Pyrenees this could prove critical to the outcome of the 2010 Tour, although as we've seen thus far in an incredible race, there's likely to be more twists and turns in the plot too.

But the day belonged to Voeckler. The 31-year-old rose to prominence when he famously wore the maillot jaune at the 2004 Tour and won the aforementioned stage at last year's Tour, winning Classics and significant races in between, although today's triumph will be difficult to match, such was the quality and pomp of the Frenchman's finish along the tree-lined avenues of Luchon.

It came during what was another difficult day at the Tour, at the end of which Alberto Contador was presented the maillot jaune, a jersey with which he's extremely familiar and one he hopes to be wearing on the Champs-Élysées on Sunday afternoon.

While there were boos from sections of the crowd at the post-stage protocol when Contador was presented with his reward, the fact remains that the Spaniard and defending champion did what he had to do when presented with two rivals intent on improving their position in the overall standings and a friend (and rival) who had just experienced a moment of difficulty beyond his control.

While the actions of Contador and others on the Balès were labelled "untraditional" by Saxo Bank, the reality was that Schleck became the unfortunate victim of an untimely mechanical that now has the young Luxembourger determined to come back stronger.

"I was feeling strong and determined throughout the stage and the team really everything to put me in the perfect position for the final climb," said Schleck after the finish. "When I launched my second attack, the chain got stuck and I had to get off the bike to put it back on. Then they attacked.

"I probably wouldn't have done it like that," he said before adding, "I'm just really looking forward to getting another chance of attacking - the jersey deserves honour."

Just another day...in the Pyrenees

The obvious highlight of today's racing was the Port de Balès, the 18.87km, 1,755m high monster with an average gradient nudging over six percent and slopes exceeding 11 percent near the summit. Despite the pain to come, the first hour's average speed was 47.5km/h as the peloton proved to be extremely selective with whom it let take time off the front.

Eventually, with nigh on 100 of the day's 187 kilometres raced, a break finally succeeded. Initiated by Liquigas-Doimo's Brian Vandborg and Milram rider Luke Roberts, a group of 10 formed on the road, including Johan Van Summeren (Garmin-Transitions), Sergei Ivanov (Katusha), Alessandro Ballan (BMC Racing), Francesco Reda (Quick Step), Aitor Perez Arrieta (Footon-Servetto), Lloyd Mondory (AG2R - La Mondiale), Bbox Bouygues Telecom duo Thomas Voeckler and Sebastian Turgot and Euskaltel - Euskadi's Alan Perez.

It may have taken a long time for the break to escape but when it did the flood gates opened; with 88km to go the gap had been extended to four minutes, which was increased further - to 5:40 - four kilometres later. Another two clicks down the road and that advantage had blown out to 6:40.

The break was given a leash of over seven minutes to play with as the riders' speedometers said 80km remaining in the stage. Just eight kilometres later that had expanded to 8:09 and seemed to be growing... and grow it certainly would.

Behind them Saxo Bank assumed its normal position of keeping pace on the front of the peloton and continued to give the escapees time, letting its ascendancy edge closer to nine minutes. With 65km to go it reached that mark, a big effort given that the break had only flown the coop some 30km earlier. The break approached the summit of the Col de Ares with an advantage of 9:25, adding another three seconds by the time they crested the second category climb and piling on the time on the descent.

B is for brutal - and Balès

With 51km remaining and in the shadows of the Port de Balès the break passed through the second intermediate sprint having gathered steam to the tune of 9:54, with it topping 10:11 three kilometres later. Meanwhile, the front of the trailing peloton resembled a two-layered cake, the special Saxo Bank-Astana sponge boasting a Schleck-Contador filling preparing itself for battle on the brutal slopes of Balès.

Recognising the lack of climbing firepower in the front group, the big names continued to give the break plenty of space, with the battlegrounds being prepared further behind in an apparent calm before the storm. This manifested in a gap of 10:44 between peloton and break, recorded with 43.7km before the finish in Bagnères-de-Luchon.

That was the entire length of the break's rope and soon after, on the lower slopes of the Port de Balès (with the toughest section remaining, of course) the seemingly massive gap began to make its way south. When the peloton hit those lower slopes, many of the riders on its tail also began making their way in a similar direction.

And as we've seen on so many occasions, Stuart O'Grady and Jens Voigt were the reason for the carnage, setting a menacing tempo to set up Saxo Bank's man in yellow, Schleck. An indication of the pace set by the likes of Voigt and co. could be seen in the rapid reduction of the break - with 32km remaining its advantage had been cut to 7:16.

That same break, which had remained a solid unit all afternoon, began to splinter soon after as it began to hit the final 10km of the climb, the strongest of the survivors being Voeckler, who continued in a brave effort alone with an advantage of 5:56 as he had five kilometres to ride before the summit.

When the peloton passed that same point some six minutes later, Contador's Astana teammates had gathered menacingly at the front of the group; a nod from the Spaniard to teammate Dani Navarro the sign that soon it would be time to up the pace and begin the show.

D is for drama - and dodgy drivetrains

But with 24km to go it was Schleck who hit out alone after Saxo Bank's final sacrificial lamb Chris Anker Sorensen dropped off the front. The race leader then took Contador, Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Denis Menchov (Rabobank) and Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto) with him and in an ideal situation for fans, the top five on general classification had separated themselves from the field which had failed to maintain the hectic pace.

Constantly looking behind, Schleck was conscious of the threat posed by the men on his wheel, first of whom was Contador, who was content to sit on the yellow jersey - he need not do anything else, safe in the knowledge that it would require an earth-shattering event for the Luxembourger to be ridden of him.

Ahead of them Voeckler was making his way through the final 1,000 metres of the climb, the summit beckoning as the French national champion was being wonderfully willed on by his countrymen on the roadside and continued to believe in the chance of victory despite being alone. He still had over five minutes over the groupe maillot jaune by the end of the suffering, with a manic descent to come.

But as Voeckler was dreaming of victory, the biggest drama of the day was unfolding down the mountain as Schleck attacked with just under two kilometres of the climb remaining but was stopped just as suddenly when a dropped chain forced him to get off the bike while Vinokourov, Sanchez, Menchov and Contador rode away.

While TV pundits were calling it a defeat for fair play, Contador couldn't afford to wait for the man who stood 31 seconds between himself and the race lead at the start of the day. Faced with a hard-charging Sanchez and Menchov, Contador was stuck between the proverbial rock and potentially harder place.

The probability seemed to be that the maillot jaune would regain contact with a long downhill run into Bagnères-de-Luchon and at the summit of the Balès that eventuality appeared to be a likelihood as the gap was about 13 seconds between the Contador group and Schleck, who had Van Den Broeck for company. On the descent that advantage grew to 22 seconds as the race lead was slipping from the Saxo Bank captain's grasp.

It was in stark contrast to Voeckler, who up ahead was enjoying the final five kilometres - a frenetic victory parade laced with lactate. The lone survivor of the day's break, the man who throws up his hand at the most opportune moments to capture the hearts of French cycling fans, the rider who bases his entire reputation on days like this... was in a frantic rush to get to the finish as quickly as possible.

Behind him it was even more frantic however, as two distinct groups - one containing Contador, Sanchez, Menchov, plus breakaway leftovers Roberts and Reda, the other Van Den Broeck, Schleck and Vinokourov - were battling for precious seconds.

Eventually that fight proved to be in the favour of Contador, who finished in seventh place, 2:50 behind stage winner Voeckler, having done enough to pull on another maillot jaune while the man in another special jersey, that of the French national road race champion, closed his eyes and savoured the moment on the podium.

Full Results
1 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 4:44:51  
2 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:01:20  
3 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
4 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:50  
5 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram    
6 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step    
7 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana    
8 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
9 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank    
10 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo    
11 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions    
12 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:03:29  
13 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
14 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana    
15 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 0:03:55  
16 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions    
17 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack    
18 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
19 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo 0:04:08  
20 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step    
21 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha    
22 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack    
23 Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack    
24 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team    
25 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:04:14  
26 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:05:18  
27 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:05:44  
28 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
29 Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank    
30 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
31 Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack    
32 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
33 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
34 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step    
35 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
36 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:06:58  
37 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:07:52  
38 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:08:35  
39 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
40 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
41 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
42 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
43 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team    
44 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
45 Iban Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
46 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
47 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana    
48 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:09:35  
49 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
50 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack    
51 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
52 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:12:01  
53 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana 0:12:41  
54 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:13:04  
55 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha 0:13:08  
56 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team    
57 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux    
58 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank    
59 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
60 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana    
61 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:15:20  
62 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:15:44  
63 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:17:09  
64 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux    
65 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
66 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
67 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha    
68 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo    
69 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia    
70 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne    
71 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana    
72 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
73 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Astana    
74 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
75 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
76 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram    
77 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
78 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
79 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack    
80 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
81 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank    
82 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
83 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank    
84 Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
85 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
86 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step 0:19:39  
87 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
88 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Quick Step    
89 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank 0:24:01  
90 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step    
91 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram    
92 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
93 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram    
94 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
95 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
96 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
97 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
98 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
99 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step    
100 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
101 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:26:04  
102 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
103 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
104 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
105 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
106 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
107 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha    
108 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
109 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
110 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step    
111 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step 0:28:40  
112 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha 0:28:49  
113 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia    
114 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
115 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
116 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
117 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana    
118 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram    
119 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia    
120 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
121 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack    
122 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
123 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack    
124 Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack    
125 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale    
126 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
127 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team    
128 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions    
129 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
130 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
131 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo    
132 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
133 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
134 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram    
135 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
136 Alexander Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas-Doimo    
137 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank    
138 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
139 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
140 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
141 Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
142 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
143 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
144 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
145 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
146 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
147 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
148 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram    
149 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team    
150 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
151 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions    
152 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions    
153 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne    
154 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
155 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux    
156 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
157 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank    
158 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
159 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
160 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team    
161 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux    
162 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
163 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
164 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
165 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
166 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux    
167 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana    
168 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team    
169 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team    
170 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
171 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank    
172 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux    
173 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:29:57  
174 Iban Mayoz Echeverria (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:30:37  
DNF Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
Sprint 1 - Clermont, 55km
1 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 6 pts
2 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 4  
3 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 2  
Sprint 2 - Fronsac, 136km
1 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 6 pts
2 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 4  
3 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha 2  
Points - Bagneres-de-Luchon, 187.5km
1 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 20 pts
2 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 17  
3 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto 15  
4 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 13  
5 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram 12  
6 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step 10  
7 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 9  
8 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 8  
9 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 7  
10 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo 6  
11 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions 5  
12 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 4  
13 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 3  
14 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 2  
15 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 1  
Mountain 1 - Côte de Carla-Bayle (Cat. 4) 30km
1 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 3 pts
2 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 2  
3 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 1  
Mountain 2 - Col de Portet-d'Aspet (Cat. 2) 105km
1 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 10 pts
2 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 9  
3 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 8  
4 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo 7  
5 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto 6  
6 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha 5  
Mountain 3 - Col des Ares (Cat. 2) 126.5km
1 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 10 pts
2 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 9  
3 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo 8  
4 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions 7  
5 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha 6  
6 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step 5  
Mountain 4 - Port de Balès (HC) 166km
1 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 40 pts
2 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto 36  
3 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 32  
4 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions 28  
5 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo 24  
6 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 20  
7 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha 16  
8 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 14  
9 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 12  
10 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram 10  
Most aggressive rider
1 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
Young riders
1 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 4:48:20  
2 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:26  
3 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:39  
4 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:05:06  
5 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha 0:09:39  
6 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux    
7 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:12:15  
8 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:13:40  
9 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
10 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
11 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
12 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
13 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
14 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank    
15 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
16 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:16:10  
17 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 0:20:32  
18 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
19 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:22:35  
20 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
21 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
22 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step 0:25:11  
23 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia 0:25:20  
24 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram    
25 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
26 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo    
27 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
28 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
29 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
30 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne    
31 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux    
32 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
33 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team    
Teams
1 Team Radioshack 14:26:44  
2 Rabobank 0:00:18  
3 Quick Step 0:00:31  
4 Liquigas-Doimo    
5 Ag2R La Mondiale 0:02:26  
6 Astana 0:02:43  
7 Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:02:46  
8 Caisse d'Epargne 0:04:35  
9 BMC Racing Team 0:04:42  
10 Team Katusha 0:08:12  
11 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:08:49  
12 Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:14:33  
13 Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:20:17  
14 Team Saxo Bank 0:21:31  
15 Team HTC - Columbia 0:22:08  
16 Garmin - Transitions 0:23:23  
17 Française des Jeux 0:25:16  
18 Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:29:00  
19 Cervelo Test Team 0:29:21  
20 Team Milram 0:31:49  
21 Footon-Servetto 0:32:22  
22 Lampre - Farnese Vini 0:33:26  
General classification after stage 15
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 72:50:42  
2 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:08  
3 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:00  
4 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 0:02:13  
5 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:03:39  
6 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 0:05:01  
7 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack 0:05:25  
8 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 0:05:45  
9 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 0:07:12  
10 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions 0:07:51  
11 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo 0:07:58  
12 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:08:19  
13 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 0:09:02  
14 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:09:15  
15 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack 0:11:14  
16 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:12:09  
17 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:12:34  
18 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step 0:14:07  
19 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:14:24  
20 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:14:47  
21 Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack 0:15:37  
22 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:16:16  
23 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:17:44  
24 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:20:00  
25 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:21:18  
26 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 0:27:07  
27 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions 0:28:56  
28 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 0:30:09  
29 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:34:39  
30 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:35:14  
31 Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack 0:40:31  
32 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:41:01  
33 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team 0:41:10  
34 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:42:05  
35 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia 0:42:16  
36 Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 0:42:36  
37 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:44:09  
38 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:50:13  
39 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack 0:53:02  
40 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:55:41  
41 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:58:55  
42 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:01:24  
43 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:03:35  
44 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 1:05:10  
45 Iban Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:05:15  
46 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1:09:26  
47 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 1:11:02  
48 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 1:12:09  
49 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto 1:12:33  
50 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack 1:14:38  
51 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
52 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1:17:33  
53 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne 1:17:57  
54 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 1:21:33  
55 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana 1:21:50  
56 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 1:22:07  
57 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia 1:22:38  
58 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana 1:23:27  
59 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank 1:25:18  
60 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 1:25:53  
61 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 1:27:32  
62 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank 1:27:50  
63 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 1:29:47  
64 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 1:29:55  
65 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha 1:30:16  
66 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 1:31:27  
67 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1:31:29  
68 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto 1:32:18  
69 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1:32:48  
70 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram 1:32:52  
71 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step 1:33:11  
72 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 1:33:12  
73 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 1:33:27  
74 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 1:36:17  
75 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 1:37:11  
76 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux 1:40:33  
77 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 1:40:38  
78 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha 1:40:54  
79 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 1:43:33  
80 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 1:44:53  
81 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto 1:46:07  
82 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 1:49:04  
83 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 1:49:31  
84 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1:49:58  
85 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 1:54:30  
86 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 1:54:56  
87 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne 1:57:04  
88 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack 1:57:24  
89 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto 2:02:16  
90 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team 2:03:08  
91 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 2:03:38  
92 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram 2:04:44  
93 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana 2:04:55  
94 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team 2:05:39  
95 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 2:06:14  
96 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha 2:06:32  
97 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team 2:07:05  
98 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale 2:07:17  
99 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2:07:33  
100 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha 2:08:05  
101 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 2:09:40  
102 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 2:10:11  
103 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2:12:03  
104 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2:12:08  
105 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 2:13:36  
106 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 2:13:49  
107 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux 2:16:21  
108 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo 2:17:05  
109 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 2:17:45  
110 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 2:18:44  
111 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha 2:19:03  
112 Alexander Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas-Doimo 2:19:54  
113 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo 2:20:33  
114 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Astana 2:20:35  
115 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 2:20:43  
116 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 2:21:48  
117 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 2:22:36  
118 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank 2:22:55  
119 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux 2:25:18  
120 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Quick Step 2:26:02  
121 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana 2:26:29  
122 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini 2:28:53  
123 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step 2:28:59  
124 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 2:30:09  
125 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2:30:35  
126 Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack 2:30:53  
127 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana 2:30:57  
128 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank 2:31:44  
129 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team 2:32:31  
130 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 2:33:53  
131 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 2:34:08  
132 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank 2:34:09  
133 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions 2:34:43  
134 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank 2:36:14  
135 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 2:36:16  
136 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 2:37:55  
137 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux 2:38:02  
138 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon-Servetto 2:38:59  
139 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 2:39:02  
140 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 2:39:32  
141 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step 2:40:42  
142 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux 2:41:27  
143 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 2:42:52  
144 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux 2:43:45  
145 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step 2:43:59  
146 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 2:44:18  
147 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions 2:45:27  
148 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana 2:46:54  
149 Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 2:47:18  
150 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 2:48:01  
151 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia 2:49:43  
152 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia 2:50:16  
153 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 2:51:09  
154 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 2:52:45  
155 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions 2:55:42  
156 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team 2:56:05  
157 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions 2:57:19  
158 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 2:58:21  
159 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 2:58:39  
160 Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2:59:16  
161 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team 2:59:19  
162 Iban Mayoz Echeverria (Spa) Footon-Servetto 2:59:24  
163 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 2:59:45  
164 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3:00:54  
165 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 3:01:12  
166 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 3:01:58  
167 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha 3:04:23  
168 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 3:05:13  
169 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 3:10:38  
170 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 3:14:48  
171 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux 3:14:59  
172 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack 3:16:17  
173 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 3:25:06  
174 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 3:27:07  
Points classification
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 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 107  
8 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 102  
9 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 100  
10 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 98  
11 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 92  
12 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 87  
13 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 81  
14 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 78  
15 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 74  
16 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 73  
17 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 71  
18 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 69  
19 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 62  
20 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 60  
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 45  
28 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 43  
29 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram 42  
30 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 40  
31 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini 39  
32 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne 39  
33 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 37  
34 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank 37  
35 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux 35  
36 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 35  
37 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack 34  
38 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux 34  
39 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 33  
40 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo 33  
41 Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 32  
42 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 31  
43 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 30  
44 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 29  
45 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux 29  
46 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 29  
47 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 28  
48 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 27  
49 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 26  
50 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 26  
51 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 26  
52 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions 26  
53 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 26  
54 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack 25  
55 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 24  
56 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto 24  
57 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 23  
58 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 22  
59 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team 22  
60 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step 22  
61 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 19  
62 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step 19  
63 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 18  
64 Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack 18  
65 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto 17  
66 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions 17  
67 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto 17  
68 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 17  
69 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 16  
70 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 16  
71 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team 16  
72 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack 16  
73 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions 16  
74 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 15  
75 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 15  
76 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 15  
77 Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack 15  
78 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 15  
79 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 15  
80 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 14  
81 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 14  
82 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia 14  
83 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 14  
84 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 13  
85 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale 13  
86 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank 12  
87 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 12  
88 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Quick Step 12  
89 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step 12  
90 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 12  
91 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step 12  
92 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team 12  
93 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto 12  
94 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana 11  
95 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto 11  
96 Iban Mayoz Echeverria (Spa) Footon-Servetto 10  
97 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux 8  
98 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 8  
99 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 8  
100 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 8  
101 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team 8  
102 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 7  
103 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux 7  
104 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 6  
105 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 6  
106 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo 6  
107 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 6  
108 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 6  
109 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank 6  
110 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 6  
111 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo 5  
112 Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 4  
113 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha 4  
114 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions 4  
115 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon-Servetto 4  
116 Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 4  
117 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia 4  
118 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 4  
119 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 4  
120 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team 4  
121 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank 4  
122 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 3  
123 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha 3  
124 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha 2  
125 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 2  
126 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team 2  
127 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram 2  
128 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha 2  
129 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team 2  
130 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
131 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
132 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 2  
133 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha 2  
134 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 2  
135 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux 2  
136 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 2  
137 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana 2  
138 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 2  
139 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana 2  
140 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack 2  
141 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana 2  
142 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana 2  
143 Alexander Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas-Doimo 2  
144 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 2  
145 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia 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 Iban Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
151 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne 2  
152 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack 2  
153 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 1  
154 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne -3  
155 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini -5  
Mountains classification
1 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 115 pts
2 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 92  
3 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 82  
4 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 76  
5 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 76  
6 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 72  
7 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 68  
8 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 65  
9 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 63  
10 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 60  
11 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux 56  
12 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 48  
13 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 47  
14 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 46  
15 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto 46  
16 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 42  
17 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto 42  
18 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo 39  
19 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 38  
20 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne 38  
21 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 36  
22 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions 35  
23 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 34  
24 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 34  
25 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 32  
26 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank 29  
27 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step 29  
28 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 28  
29 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha 27  
30 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 27  
31 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack 25  
32 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step 22  
33 Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 21  
34 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 20  
35 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 20  
36 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 18  
37 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo 18  
38 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 18  
39 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank 18  
40 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 17  
41 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 17  
42 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini 16  
43 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 14  
44 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 12  
45 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto 12  
46 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 12  
47 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 11  
48 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack 10  
49 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram 10  
50 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 9  
51 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 8  
52 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 7  
53 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions 6  
54 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 6  
55 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana 5  
56 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia 5  
57 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step 5  
58 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team 5  
59 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon-Servetto 4  
60 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto 4  
61 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 4  
62 Iban Mayoz Echeverria (Spa) Footon-Servetto 3  
63 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 3  
64 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 3  
65 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
66 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 2  
67 Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 2  
68 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 2  
69 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux 2  
70 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 2  
71 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne 2  
72 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 2  
73 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 2  
74 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1  
75 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 1  
76 Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
77 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 1  
78 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1  
Young riders classification
1 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 72:50:50  
2 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 0:04:53  
3 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo 0:07:50  
4 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:40:53  
5 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:58:47  
6 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 1:10:54  
7 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto 1:12:25  
8 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 1:27:24  
9 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 1:31:19  
10 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto 1:32:10  
11 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1:32:40  
12 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 1:33:04  
13 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux 1:40:25  
14 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 1:48:56  
15 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne 1:56:56  
16 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto 2:02:08  
17 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2:07:25  
18 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha 2:07:57  
19 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo 2:16:57  
20 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 2:21:40  
21 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 2:22:28  
22 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step 2:28:51  
23 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 2:30:01  
24 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 2:33:45  
25 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 2:34:00  
26 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 2:36:08  
27 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux 2:43:37  
28 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia 2:49:35  
29 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 2:51:01  
30 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 2:52:37  
31 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team 2:55:57  
32 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux 3:14:51  
33 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 3:24:58  
Teams classification
1 Team Radioshack 218:42:52  
2 Caisse d'Epargne 0:04:27  
3 Rabobank 0:17:23  
4 Ag2R La Mondiale 0:20:56  
5 Astana 0:29:07  
6 Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:31:13  
7 Liquigas-Doimo 0:48:43  
8 Quick Step 0:52:38  
9 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:58:33  
10 Sky Professional Cycling Team 1:18:32  
11 Bbox Bouygues Telecom 1:22:00  
12 Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 1:26:00  
13 BMC Racing Team 1:44:54  
14 Team Saxo Bank 1:48:36  
15 Team HTC - Columbia 1:55:47  
16 Française des Jeux 2:08:01  
17 Team Katusha 2:13:22  
18 Garmin - Transitions 2:33:00  
19 Cervelo Test Team 2:53:29  
20 Footon-Servetto 3:24:57  
21 Lampre - Farnese Vini 4:03:18  
22 Team Milram 4:09:37  

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Scott Sunderland's stage analysis

Let’s cut right to the chase, Contador should have waited for Schleck.

Andy had earmarked this stage as one where he'd open up the afterburners and you saw that in his attack, right up until he had his mechanical and Contador went past him.

Contador probably heard the problem but probably didn't know that Schleck had to stop and get off the bike to fix it himself and then he found himself in a position where he was attacking the yellow jersey during a mechanical and now he's in yellow.

The respect for the yellow jersey goes back a long way, and you heard it with the booing Contador got at the finish. They were not impressed. We've seen it in the past with Armstrong and Ullrich, and they both waited for each other and it showed great camaraderie and sportsmanship.

These guys are friends, they've been on holiday together and they obviously know each other quite well. Contador could have quite easily backed off the pedals and waited. In my book he should have. He would have looked like a man and he would have shown great respect for the yellow jersey. It could come back to bite him. I hope nothing happens to him but what happens if it does? Does Schleck say that he doesn't see it?