Cavendish rockets to stage win in Bordeaux

Contador keeps his yellow jersey; Petacchi back in green

Mark Cavendish of HTC-Columbia put his stamp on the sprint finishes of this year's Tour, with his fourth mass sprint victory in Bordeaux looking easier than ever. He had a five-bike length gap over Julian Dean (Garmin-Transitions) and Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini). The Italian didn't win the stage but was able to reclaim the green jersey.

There were no changes in the overall rankings, as Alberto Contador (Astana) continues to lead by eight seconds over Saxo Bank's Andy Schleck, with Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) third.

In the battle for the green jersey, Petacchi had the upper hand. His third place finish gave him enough points to snatch it off the shoulders of Thor Hushovd (Cervelo TestTeam), who was went too early in the wind and finished a disappointing 13th.

"I only want to win, not matter by how much," Cavendish said. "When Petacchi went, I thought, that's it. But then it was pretty easy."

It was Cavendish's 14th career Tour stage win, all gathered within only three years. He has now outdistanced his mentor Erik Zabel, who himself won in Bordeaux in 1995 and 1997. "I have never seen anyone like Mark," said the old master, who gave his protégé several hugs after the stage.

Cavendish returned the compliment, saying Zabel "tells me exactly what I have to do and I trust him 100 percent. When he tells me the details of a sprint finale, it is as exact as a photograph to me."

"I have been sick the last few days with bronchitis. I had a fever last night and didn't know if I would even start today," Cavendish said. "But I wanted to do it for the team."

Sprinting for the green

The closing sprint was the only excitement on an otherwise dull day, and even it was pretty much of a foregone conclusion. Sky led the way into the final kilometre, hoping to set up Edvald Boasson Hagen, but the young Norwegian couldn't hold his own against the top sprinters.

Hushovd went into the finale far back in the field, and moved up to Cavendish' rear wheel before passing the Manx rider. But he lacked the final kick, and faded back out of the day's top 10.  The Manxman blasted to the front and no one was able to keep pace with him.

That opens up the green jersey race even more, with Petacchi leading only by 10 points over Hushovd, with Cavendish a mere 16 points down in third. The Champs Elysées will be the deciding factor in this year's points classification.

A quiet day in the peloton

The day's break was established within about the first 12km. Matti Breschel (Saxo Bank), Jerome Pineau (Quick Step), Benoit Vaugrenard (FDJ) and Daniel Oss (Liquigas) made their way to the front and moved away. The peloton had had enough of escapees building up large gaps, so it kept this group under close observation, not letting the leaders get more than three and a half minutes.

The sprinters' teams kept the pace up, with Lampre and HTC-Columbia doing most of the work.  Milram moved in to also lend a hand.

Second-placed Andy Schleck made an extended visit to the race doctor's car with about 50km to go.  He tried to wave the TV cameras away, but it appeared that his problem was something like saddle sores - not the kind of ailment he really wants to cope with going into tomorrow's time trial trailing by such a narrow margin.

Cervelo was rather notably absent from the front of the peloton and the lead work.  Hushovd had said he would ask his team to ride at the front if needed, but the big Norwegian must have found the other teams' work satisfactory.

With about 30km to go, the field turned up the speed and started cutting the gap.  With only 30 seconds between the two groups, Oss took off at 14km in a solo effort, and his companions were caught.

The peloton let the 23-year-old Tour debutante dangle at 30 seconds, but his escape, which earned him the day's most combative rider title, was over with 3.5km to go. Linus Gerdemann of Milram took off in an apparent escape attempt, but was immediately reeled back in. The mass sprint was thus set up.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia4:37:09 
2Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions  
3Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
4Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha  
5Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank  
6Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
7Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
8Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
9Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
10Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
11Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
12Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux  
13Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
14Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team  
15Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
16Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
17Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions  
18Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
19Alexander Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas-Doimo  
20Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
21Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
22Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia  
23Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack  
24Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram  
25Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
26Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
27Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha  
28Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
29Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
30Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
31Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
32Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions  
33Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
34Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
35Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank  
36Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank  
37Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
38Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
39Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step  
40Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank  
41Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo  
42George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
43Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana  
44Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram  
45Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
46Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha  
47Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank  
48Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux  
49Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team  
50Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
51Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team  
52Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
53Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana  
54Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
55Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank  
56Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana  
57Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
58Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana  
59Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
60David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Astana  
61Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack  
62Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia  
63Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
64José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
65Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
66Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
67Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
68Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale  
69Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank  
70Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram  
71Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha  
72Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
73Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
74Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
75Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram  
76Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
77Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
78Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
79Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
80John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
81Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
82Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
83Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
84Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
85Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
86Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux  
87Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha  
88Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram  
89Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne  
90Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne  
91Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team  
92Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
93Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack  
94Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack  
95Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha  
96Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack  
97Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack  
98Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha  
99Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
100Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
101Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux  
102Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux  
103Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
104Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack  
105Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
106Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
107Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram  
108Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
109Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack  
110Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux  
111Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step  
112Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
113Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank  
114Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
115Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
116Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
117Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
118Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
119Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
120Iban Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
121Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
122Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
123Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
124Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
125Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
126Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
127Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux  
128Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
129Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team  
130Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
131Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
132Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
133Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo  
134Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step  
135Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
136Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
137Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
138David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions  
139Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Quick Step  
140Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:22 
141Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram0:00:24 
142Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:31 
143Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
144Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo  
145Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
146Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
147Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack  
148Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
149Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank0:01:03 
150Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
151Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:39 
152Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
153Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo  
154Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
155Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
156Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:41 
157Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step  
158Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
159Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step  
160Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana  
161Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana  
162Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
163Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux  
164Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step  
165Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
166Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
167Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux  
168David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
169Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:02:16 
170Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana0:06:31 
DNFFrancesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step  
Sprint 1 - Castelnau-Chalosse, km. 29.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank6 pts
2Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo4 
3Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step2 
Sprint 2 - Hostens, km. 150.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo6 pts
2Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step4 
3Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank2 
Most aggressive rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia4:37:09 
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
3Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
4Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
5Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
6Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux  
7Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
8Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram  
9Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank  
10Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step  
11Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo  
12Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
13Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team  
14Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
15Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
16Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank  
17Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
18Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
19Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram  
20Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne  
21Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha  
22Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
23Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux  
24Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
25Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
26Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
27Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:00:31 
28Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo  
29Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
30Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:39 
31Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:41 
32Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lampre - Farnese13:51:27 
2Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
3Garmin - Transitions  
4Euskaltel - Euskadi  
6Katusha Team  
7Team HTC - Columbia  
8Caisse d'Epargne  
9AG2R La Mondiale  
10Cervelo Test Team  
11Omega Pharma - Lotto  
12Sky Pro Cycling  
13Team Milram  
14Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
15Francaise des Jeux  
17Team Saxo Bank  
18BMC Racing Team  
19Quick Step  
20Team Radioshack  
General classification after stage 18
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana88:09:48 
2Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:00:08 
3Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:32 
4Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank0:03:53 
5Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:05:27 
6Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank0:06:41 
7Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha0:07:03 
8Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions0:09:18 
9Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo0:10:12 
10Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack0:10:37 
11Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:12:46 
12Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:13:01 
13Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack0:14:24 
14Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack0:14:44 
15Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:16:00 
16Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana0:17:57 
17John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:17:59 
18Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:18:30 
19Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step0:20:03 
20Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:25:23 
21Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:25:50 
22Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:32:30 
23Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack0:37:58 
24Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:41:34 
25Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux0:42:56 
26Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:45:13 
27Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:48:56 
28Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:50:27 
29Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:51:56 
30Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions0:55:07 
31Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:55:25 
32Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step0:58:22 
33Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:59:39 
34Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:06:39 
35Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team1:07:09 
36Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:07:11 
37Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia1:07:23 
38Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank1:08:26 
39Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia1:14:03 
40Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:15:10 
41Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux1:18:19 
42Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom1:19:27 
43Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step1:20:06 
44Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom1:21:36 
45Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack1:22:00 
46Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack1:23:37 
47Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:28:18 
48Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana1:34:16 
49José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:36:05 
50Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank1:39:07 
51Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team1:40:15 
52Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto1:41:31 
53Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana1:42:00 
54Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank1:43:25 
55Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom1:43:35 
56Iban Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:44:09 
57Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo1:44:32 
58Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom1:45:09 
59Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank1:45:26 
60George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team1:45:30 
61Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia1:45:57 
62Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne1:49:33 
63Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne1:50:27 
64Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step1:51:26 
65Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha1:53:05 
66Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step1:54:57 
67Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2:00:25 
68Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team2:02:10 
69Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2:05:02 
70Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank2:05:43 
71Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2:08:29 
72Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne2:09:09 
73Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2:09:50 
74Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram2:11:40 
75Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom2:12:39 
76Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale2:14:12 
77Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux2:17:03 
78Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2:18:29 
79Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha2:24:32 
80Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto2:29:19 
81Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto2:29:45 
82Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto2:30:14 
83Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto2:31:45 
84Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram2:34:51 
85Alexander Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas-Doimo2:36:22 
86Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack2:38:11 
87Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team2:40:34 
88Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom2:41:54 
89Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team2:43:35 
90Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram2:47:12 
91Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2:48:40 
92Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram2:51:20 
93Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo2:52:41 
94Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux2:53:03 
95Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2:54:24 
96Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux2:55:57 
97Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale2:57:05 
98Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2:59:03 
99Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team2:59:58 
100Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom3:00:39 
101Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana3:01:56 
102Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram3:02:57 
103Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team3:03:47 
104Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha3:03:58 
105David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions3:04:31 
106Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha3:04:40 
107Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini3:04:54 
108Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3:06:26 
109David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Astana3:06:27 
110Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha3:07:54 
111Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team3:09:37 
112Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bbox Bouygues Telecom3:09:56 
113Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team3:10:29 
114Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3:11:01 
115Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack3:11:09 
116Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3:11:23 
117Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Quick Step3:14:13 
118Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom3:14:46 
119Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram3:15:34 
120Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini3:17:44 
121Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo3:18:11 
122Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto3:19:37 
123Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini3:19:45 
124Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank3:19:56 
125Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo3:20:32 
126Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank3:21:31 
127Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo3:21:42 
128Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3:22:08 
129Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram3:22:50 
130Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana3:23:30 
131Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step3:25:12 
132Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank3:25:26 
133Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team3:26:45 
134Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana3:26:50 
135Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana3:29:23 
136Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini3:29:25 
137Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team3:29:32 
138Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank3:29:52 
139Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank3:32:17 
140Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions3:32:51 
141Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank3:34:18 
142Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon-Servetto3:36:00 
143Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux3:36:15 
144Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia3:36:36 
145Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step3:38:36 
146Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux3:39:40 
147Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team3:41:19 
148Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack3:42:52 
149Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini3:43:27 
150Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux3:43:39 
151Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank3:44:16 
152Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team3:44:19 
153Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne3:47:05 
154Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia3:49:32 
155Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia3:50:05 
156Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions3:52:43 
157Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank3:55:40 
158Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team3:57:07 
159Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team3:57:27 
160David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions3:58:09 
161Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team3:58:23 
162Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3:59:50 
163Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo3:59:52 
164Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team4:00:18 
165Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha4:04:05 
166Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini4:04:31 
167Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team4:12:26 
168Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux4:14:11 
169Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini4:24:55 
170Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia4:26:56 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini213 pts
2Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team203 
3Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia197 
4Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne167 
5Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha162 
6Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team152 
7Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom122 
8Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana115 
9Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi112 
10Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank107 
11Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram106 
12Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale105 
13Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto100 
14Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank81 
15Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana78 
16Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions78 
17Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale77 
18Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team74 
19Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step73 
20Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team69 
21Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto67 
22Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi65 
23Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha64 
24Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo64 
25Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions62 
26Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank59 
27Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bbox Bouygues Telecom57 
28Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank54 
29Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux52 
30Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini48 
31Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom46 
32Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne45 
33Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini44 
34Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto43 
35Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram42 
36Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack41 
37Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom40 
38Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini39 
39Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne39 
40Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo39 
41Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne38 
42Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank37 
43Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram35 
44Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step34 
45Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack34 
46Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux34 
47Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne33 
48Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank32 
49Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team31 
50Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team30 
51Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne29 
52Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux29 
53Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale28 
54Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack27 
55Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto26 
56Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team26 
57Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions26 
58Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne26 
59Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram26 
60Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack25 
61Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions25 
62Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto24 
63Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom24 
64Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step23 
65José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne22 
66Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step22 
67Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi20 
68Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step20 
69Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack19 
70Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne18 
71Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto17 
72Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne17 
73Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto17 
74Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale17 
75David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions17 
76Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team16 
77Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team16 
78Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom16 
79Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo15 
80Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia15 
81Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi15 
82Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto15 
83Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team15 
84Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto14 
85Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale14 
86Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia14 
87Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux14 
88Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom13 
89Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne13 
90Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank12 
91Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Quick Step12 
92Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank12 
93Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank12 
94Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne12 
95Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto12 
96Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team12 
97Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step12 
98Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana11 
99Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step10 
100Alexander Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas-Doimo9 
101Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux8 
102Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team8 
103Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha8 
104Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram8 
105Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team8 
106Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux7 
107George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team7 
108Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia6 
109Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne6 
110Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne6 
111Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom6 
112Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6 
113Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo6 
114Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank6 
115Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia6 
116Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo5 
117John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
118Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia4 
119David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions4 
120Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team4 
121Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha4 
122Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon-Servetto4 
123Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team4 
124Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
125Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team4 
126Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha3 
127Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram3 
128Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
129Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team2 
130Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack2 
131Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana2 
132Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank2 
133Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana2 
134Iban Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
135Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo2 
136Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank2 
137Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne2 
138Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram2 
139Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux2 
140Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack2 
141Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale2 
142Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom2 
143Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana2 
144Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini2 
145Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha2 
146Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha2 
147Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini2 
148Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo2 
149Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana2 
150Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team2 
151Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia2 
152Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank1 
153Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne-3 
154Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini-5 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom143 pts
2Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne128 
3Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank116 
4Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana112 
5Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini99 
6Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi96 
7Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux93 
8Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step92 
9Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom82 
10Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom72 
11Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha66 
12Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto65 
13Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank62 
14Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale60 
15Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank58 
16Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto54 
17Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack53 
18Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions50 
19Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo50 
20Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne48 
21Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack48 
22Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step47 
23Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto46 
24Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step42 
25Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto42 
26Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi40 
27Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo39 
28Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne38 
29Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step38 
30Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team36 
31Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne36 
32Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions35 
33Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne34 
34Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne32 
35Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team30 
36Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team29 
37Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step29 
38Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank29 
39Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale28 
40Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha27 
41Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom27 
42Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo26 
43Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack25 
44Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team24 
45Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne22 
46Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank21 
47Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana20 
48Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha18 
49Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom18 
50Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank18 
51Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom17 
52Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale17 
53Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini16 
54Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo15 
55Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team15 
56Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team14 
57Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto14 
58Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto13 
59Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto12 
60Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team12 
61Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram11 
62Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack10 
63Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram10 
64José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne9 
65Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne9 
66Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram8 
67Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto7 
68Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne6 
69Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team6 
70Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana5 
71Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia5 
72Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step5 
73Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon-Servetto4 
74Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne4 
75Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne3 
76Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
77Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale2 
78Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2 
79Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
80Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team2 
81Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux2 
82Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team2 
83Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini2 
84Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
85Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
86Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini1 
87Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank1 
88Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank88:09:56 
2Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank0:06:33 
3Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo0:10:04 
4Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:48:48 
5Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom1:21:28 
6Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank1:38:59 
7Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto1:41:23 
8Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom1:43:27 
9Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2:00:17 
10Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team2:02:02 
11Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne2:09:01 
12Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2:09:42 
13Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux2:16:55 
14Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto2:29:11 
15Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto2:31:37 
16Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram2:47:04 
17Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo2:52:33 
18Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3:06:18 
19Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha3:07:46 
20Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team3:10:21 
21Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto3:19:29 
22Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini3:19:37 
23Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank3:21:23 
24Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo3:21:34 
25Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram3:22:42 
26Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step3:25:04 
27Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team3:26:37 
28Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia3:36:28 
29Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux3:43:31 
30Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia3:49:24 
31Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux4:14:03 
32Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini4:24:47 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Radioshack264:36:07 
2Caisse d'Epargne0:08:30 
4AG2R La Mondiale0:37:58 
5Omega Pharma - Lotto0:50:16 
7Quick Step1:05:07 
8Euskaltel - Euskadi1:16:15 
10Bbox Bouygues Telecom1:52:06 
11Sky Pro Cycling2:09:07 
12Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne2:27:48 
13Team Saxo Bank2:32:46 
14BMC Racing Team2:33:52 
15Francaise des Jeux2:58:04 
16Garmin - Transitions3:22:04 
17Katusha Team3:25:10 
18Team HTC - Columbia3:35:12 
19Cervelo Test Team3:53:41 
21Lampre - Farnese5:46:29 
22Team Milram6:00:46 


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Scott Sunderland's stage analysis:

Today we saw a very happy Mark Cavendish and a very disappointed Thor Hushovd. Thor was left in the perfect position today for the sprint but it just seems like the turbo isn’t working. It’s going to be very difficult for him to take the green jersey now. Petacchi seems to be going quite well so Thor’s really going to have to pull something out of the bag to get it off him.

From day one, Thor hasn’t been sprinting well in this Tour. On the first stage he was left off in a good position and if he was at 100% he would have won but he clearly wasn’t. Because of his broken collarbone in May he could only do endurance training before the Tour rather than specific sprint work and he’s paid for that. I thought he might have improved in that regard during the Tour, but if anything things have got worse unfortunately.

Cavendish’s situation is the opposite of Thor’s in that he’s got faster and faster as the Tour’s gone on and now he’s looking at winning five stages because unless there’s a crash or a puncture, Cav’s going to win on Sunday. The way he was riding today, everybody else was lucky that he’s got a fever, because he was almost looking around to say, “come on, come on, where are you?”

I think Cavendish’s team have really helped him. His management have really been superb. He had his problems earlier in the season and earlier in the Tour and people were writing him off a little bit, but within the HTC-Columbia team and management everybody kept believing in him and they’re all getting their rewards. They never doubted him and they kept fighting for him and working for him even when his form wasn’t as good as it is now. They created a very positive atmosphere around him and it shows how important that aspect of the sport is.

As for the overall situation, today was just a question of avoiding stupid crashes and recuperating for tomorrow by trying to keep the legs spinning. From this evening, both Andy Schleck and Alberto Contador will be already in time trial mode, getting the bikes ready and getting themselves tuned in to tomorrow’s important day.

For the sport, I’d like to think that it’ll be close and I believe it will. We saw from Andy’s effort on the Tourmalet that he can push out the watts when it’s needed and put in a big sustained effort like the one he’ll need tomorrow. On paper and technically Contador is a better time triallist, but Andy – like his brother Frank – has worked very, very hard on his time trialling this winter.

I’m anticipating that with the form that Andy has shown in this year’s Tour that he will get close to Contador, but can he get close enough? We’ll have to wait and see.

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