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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 06, Stage 3: Wanze - Arenberg Porte du Hainaut 213km

Carnage on the cobbles!

By:
Les Clarke
Published:
July 06, 2010, 15:35 BST,
Updated:
July 06, 2010, 21:10 BST

Cancellara back in yellow as Hushovd claims the stage

It had been a talking point for months and it delivered the spectacle for which everyone had hoped. Cobbles, crashes and a general sense of calamity again turned the Tour de France on its head during stage three after the previous three days had thrown their fair share of mishaps and surprises.

And while a Paris-Roubaix victory may have escaped Thor Hushovd over the years, Cervélo TestTeam's big Norwegian sprinter grabbed a fine consolation prize - a Tour stage win that took riders over sectors of pavé that turned the event's third stage, a 213km journey from Wanze to Arenberg Porte du Hainaut, into a miniature version of ASO's famed Spring Classic.

It had observers talking about the opening week of this year's Tour being one of the most exciting in years - certainly not formulaic - justifying the inclusion of the stage by the event's organisers. The end result was a new maillot jaune in Fabian Cancellara, the Swiss rider reclaiming the jersey he lost during yesterday's confusion and controversy.

The maillot vert also changed hands, with Hushovd taking over the lead in the points classification as Alessandro Petacchi was far from featuring in the finale. Despite riding in the Norwegian national champion's jersey, he's more than happy to swap the blue cross for green.

After the debacle of yesterday's finish - of which Hushovd made his feelings well known - to take the victory ahead of Cancellara was made even sweeter for the big sprinter, who proved that he'll again be a man to beat for those with aspirations of taking the title of the Tour's fastest man on the flat.

"For me today was perfect; I was really motivated to ride well. I like the cobbles and obviously Paris-Roubaix and it was a meaningful day for me," said Hushovd.

"I had this stage in mind for a long time and I'm really happy to get the win, really happy for the win, especially after yesterday.

"This morning I forgot about yesterday - it's history - I focused on today and I got the win. I hope this is the last time you see me in this jersey [the Norwegian champion's jersey] but of course I'm proud to get a win in the national champion's jersey."

The day's other big winners were Cadel Evans, who moved into third on general classification and proved that his win in stage seven of the Giro d'Italia, which was the Italian equivalent of what we witnessed on today's mini-epic, was no fluke and he's come to France prepared to fight tooth and nail for valuable seconds in the race to Paris.

The reigning UCI road world champion honoured the rainbow stripes with third on the stage and now trails Cancellara overall by just 39 seconds. Meanwhile, the 24-year-old surprise packet in his second Tour de France, Geraint Thomas, sits in second on the overall standings, 29 seconds behind Saxo Bank's Swiss master.

A brilliant spectacle in northern France

Taking riders, fans and viewers back to the northern Spring, the dust of Paris-Roubaix and the fanaticism of that time of year, ASO's miniature version of the famous cobbled Classic certainly provided a spectacle, with great anticipation building ahead of the seven sectors of pavé in store for the peloton when it departed Wanze.

Getting a head start on the task of hitting the cobbles were Steve Cummings (Team Sky), Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Transitions), Pavel Brutt (Katusha), Pierre Rolland (Bbox Bouygues Telecom), Roger Kluge (Milram), Stéphane Auge (Cofidis) and Imanol Erviti (Caisse d'Epargne), who broke away after about 12km and pulled out a gap of 4:10 with 30km of the stage gone.

By kilometre 52 the gap had expanded to 4:40, although with 128km to go the break's advantage had been trimmed to a manageable 3:30 thanks to the work of Sylvain Chavanel's Quick Step teammates, who aimed to keep the Frenchman in the race lead for another day.

On any other day their approach would have worked, but this was no ordinary day, as would be witnessed when the riders stumbled upon - literally, in some cases - the torturous test that lay about 40km from the finish in Arenberg.

With the gap lingering at around three minutes, a pattern emerged as the first sectors of cobbles approached - the peloton would turn the screws leading up to the pavé, sprint across the bumps, before backing off and settling into the rhythm that would keep the escape group at bay.

That worked for the Ormeignies and Hollain sectors, but it would all change when the peloton hit the third section of pavé, that of Sars-et-Rosières, which proved to be race-defining for some riders, as crashes, punctures and a sense of calamity invaded the peloton.

As soon as he hit the cobbles Fränk Schleck went down hard, as did teammate Matti Breschel, RadioShack's Jani Brajkovic and several other riders at the front of the peloton. Hitherto Saxo Bank had been dominating the front of the peloton and turning the screws to set up the brothers Schleck in an attempt at keeping them away from trouble.

It appeared as though the die was cast for who will be the number one in Saxo Bank's general classification arsenal however, as Andy, guided by Cancellara, rode the cobbles like a seasoned Roubaix campaigner while his brother lay sprawled on his back as he received medical attention.

Race within the race

With the break disintegrated save for Hesjedal's heroics off the front of the now-splintered peloton, several distinct groups emerged on the road in the wake of Sars-et-Rosières.

The first group in pursuit of the Canadian included Cancellara, Schleck, Evans, Thomas, Cummings and Hushovd, with Alberto Contador and his teammate, Alexandre Vinokourov, riding intelligently in the subsequent group over the boom-boom-boom-boom of the final four sectors of cobbles that characterised the run in to Arenberg.

The pavé had more madness in store, not least of all for seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. He suffered a puncture not long after Contador had caught his group and required pacing by experienced teammate Yaroslav Popovych in a 30km stretch that certainly did not go to plan for Team RadioShack. Up ahead meanwhile, the American's rivals on general classification were riding towards gains on the overall standings.

It may be his last Tour but there were no gifts for Armstrong, who could be seen fighting his way alone through the team cars amongst the dust, the pavé and the French fans, while the big names ahead were catching Hesjedal and thinking about the stage win.

Maillot jaune Chavanel was experiencing similar problems on a day to forget - after riding on cloud nine below the rain clouds of Spa yesterday afternoon, the Frenchman required two bike changes en route to losing the race lead. Meanwhile Hesjedal, hitting the final sector of pavé with 10km to go, was keeping the faith for Garmin-Transitions with a 20-second advantage.

After he was caught with 6.5km to go it became an exercise in mathematics for the overall contenders such as Evans, who helped maintain the elite selection's pace to the line while Hushovd shaped up for the sprint; who would bet against the man who has taken second and third in the past two editions of Paris-Roubaix after enjoying an armchair ride to the finish?

And so it was that the Norwegian cantered to the line ahead of Thomas and Evans, with a visibly spent Cancellara putting in an exceptional performance to keep his slight-of-build Luxembourg teammate, Andy Schleck, out of harm's way on another day which made this year's Tour one of the most intriguing in recent history.

Evans: "A little bit is better than nothing"

Apart from Hushovd and Cancellara, Cadel Evans and Andy Schleck were those who gained most today.

Evans was typically understated in his appraisal of the day. "Twenty seconds isn't going to mean much after the Pyrenees," he said. "But a little bit is better than nothing.

"I'm not quite built for the cobbles. With the wind and everything, there wasn't any chance for any big heroics."

Evans felt that the cobbled section of Sars-et-Rosières is where the damage was done. "It was probably the worst [section]," Evans said. "On the shoulders it was all cut up."

Andy Schleck had mixed emotions after the stage. "It wasn't a good day's work because I lost my brother. It's tough even though I'm happy that he's only broken his clavicle, I know how that is. I broke it three times, so I'm happy that's all it is."

However, Schleck recognised he had compensated for an unsteady start to his Tour. "The prologue went badly, yesterday I fell three times, but it was hard for everybody. Today we knew that we could change that. I was well placed on Fabian Cancellara's wheel. I rode flat out with him and I made good gains."

His manager Bjarne Riis was pleased with his day's work. "When you choose to include cobbles in the race, you also choose to include huge risks for the riders," Riis said. "Undoubtedly, we're going to miss Fränk in the mountains. But that's life and that's the way the race is. The whole team did a tremendous job out there today and Fabian and Andy's performance was simply exceptional."

Lance Armstrong was philosophical about his turbulent day in the saddle. "Sometimes you're the hammer, sometimes you're the nail. Today I was the nail. I have 20 days now to be the hammer."

Sylvain Chavanel was disappointed to lose the yellow jersey due to mechanical trouble. "There was that crash that made my chain come off, and then I was the victim of two punctures," he said. "As I didn't have the legs, it became very difficult [to get back on].

"I left a lot of energy on the road to Spa," Chavanel said. "The longer this stage went on, the less good I felt. But nothing will take from my pleasure in having won a stage of the Tour and having spent this day in yellow on the cobbles. It's not serious. I'll try to recover, the Tour isn't over and I'm going to try again to enjoy myself."

Another hit from left field: Awards corner

On an epic day there were several Cyclingnews Tour de France stage awards

'Mr Dependable' - Fabian Cancellara and Alexandre Vinokourov, who both escorted teammates over the tough terrain to help them stay in the race for yellow.
'Mr Surprising' - Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck, who didn't suffer the fate some expected of the slight climbers; rather, they excelled in the conditions given their lack of experience on pavé
'Honouring the jersey' - World champion Cadel Evans and British road champion Geraint Thomas, who helped drive the front group to victory and enhanced their chances of remaining near the top of the general classification.

Stage 4 - Wednesday, July 7 2010, Cambrai - Reims Distance, 150 km

Champagne's plains

Arguably the easiest stage on this year’s route, these 153.5km take the race into the heart of Champagne country to finish in the beautiful cathedral city of Reims.

While not as flat as previous stages, there are no significant lumps and it’s a relatively short distance. That means that there’s barely time for any breakaway riders to build a useful advantage before the sprinters’ teams will gather to chase them down.

A possible complicating factor is the wind on Champagne’s exposed plains, but it would have to be some breeze to trouble the peloton enough to lead to a split. Nevertheless, if it is windy you can expect the riders to be nervous. Ultimately, that’s likely to mean that crashes are a bigger threat to the favourites than the formation of echelons.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 4:49:38  
2 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
3 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
4 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions    
5 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank    
6 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank    
7 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions 0:00:53  
8 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
9 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
10 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana    
11 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank    
12 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale    
13 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 0:01:13  
14 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha 0:01:46  
15 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
16 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
17 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
18 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
19 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo    
20 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
21 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions    
22 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 0:02:08  
23 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
24 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
25 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia    
26 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
27 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions    
28 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
29 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux    
30 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
31 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
32 Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack    
33 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
34 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
35 Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank    
36 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank    
37 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
38 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
39 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
40 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:02:13  
41 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions 0:02:25  
42 Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack    
43 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
44 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack    
45 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux    
46 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
47 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank    
48 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha    
49 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha    
50 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank    
51 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
52 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team    
53 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
54 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team    
55 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
56 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
57 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
58 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
59 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
60 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team    
61 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana    
62 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux    
63 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram    
64 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack    
65 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
66 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
67 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
68 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo    
69 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
70 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
71 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha    
72 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
73 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
74 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana    
75 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team    
76 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
77 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
78 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack    
79 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux    
80 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana    
81 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale    
82 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha    
83 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne    
84 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
85 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
86 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
87 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
88 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha    
89 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank    
90 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack    
91 Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:02:37  
92 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:02:43  
93 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 0:03:58  
94 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
95 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step    
96 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux    
97 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
98 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram    
99 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step    
100 Alexander Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas-Doimo    
101 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha    
102 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank    
103 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
104 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
105 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha 0:05:48  
106 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:06:28  
107 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank    
108 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram    
109 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo    
110 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
111 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne    
112 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia    
113 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram    
114 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
115 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step    
116 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
117 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
118 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram    
119 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux    
120 Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto    
121 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Quick Step    
122 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
123 Iban Mayoz Echeverria (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
124 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux    
125 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
126 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
127 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack    
128 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
129 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team    
130 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
131 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
132 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team    
133 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram    
134 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
135 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
136 Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack    
137 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions    
138 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack    
139 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
140 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram 0:07:03  
141 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:09:41  
142 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:09:49  
143 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step    
144 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
145 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
146 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux    
147 Fabio Felline (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
148 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
149 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
150 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
151 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
152 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
153 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
154 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux    
155 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
156 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team    
157 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia    
158 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank    
159 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step    
160 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha 0:11:37  
161 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:12:24  
162 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
163 Iban Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
164 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana    
165 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
166 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
167 Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
168 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
169 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana    
170 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Astana    
171 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana    
172 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 0:13:54  
173 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:16:19  
174 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
175 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 0:16:52  
176 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
177 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:17:03  
178 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step    
179 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
180 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step    
181 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
182 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
183 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
184 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
185 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
186 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
187 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
188 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
189 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:22:56  
DNF David Le Lay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
DNF Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank    
DNS Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram    
DNS Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
Points - Arenberg - Porte Du Hainaut - km. 213.0
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 35  pts
2 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 30  
3 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 26  
4 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions 24  
5 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 22  
6 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 20  
7 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions 19  
8 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 18  
9 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 17  
10 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 16  
11 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 15  
12 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 14  
13 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 13  
14 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha 12  
15 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 11  
16 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto 10  
17 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 9  
18 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 8  
19 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo 7  
20 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team 6  
21 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions 5  
22 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 4  
23 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 3  
24 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team 2  
25 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia 1  
Sprint 1 - Saint-Servais, km. 35.0
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram 6  pts
2 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions 4  
3 Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 2  
Sprint 2 - Nivelles, km. 71.5
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram 6  pts
2 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 4  
3 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 2  
Sprint 3 - Pipaix, km. 151.5
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram 6  pts
2 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha 4  
3 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 2  
KOM 1 - Côte de Bothey - 48.0 Km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions 3  pts
2 Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 2  
3 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1  
Young riders
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 4:49:38  
2 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank    
3 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:01:46  
4 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
5 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo    
6 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 0:02:08  
7 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia    
8 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
9 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
10 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 0:02:25  
11 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
12 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo    
13 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
14 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
15 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne    
16 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
17 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:03:58  
18 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha    
19 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank    
20 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
21 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:06:28  
22 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux    
23 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
24 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team    
25 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram    
26 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram 0:07:03  
27 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:09:49  
28 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux    
29 Fabio Felline (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
30 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step    
31 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto 0:12:24  
32 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:16:19  
33 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:17:03  
34 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
35 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
36 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:22:56  
Most aggressive rider
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Team Saxo Bank 14:31:02  
2 Sky Pro Cycling 0:00:31  
3 Garmin - Transitions    
4 Astana 0:02:23  
5 Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:02:39  
6 Cervelo Test Team 0:02:42  
7 BMC Racing Team    
8 AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:01  
9 Rabobank    
10 Caisse D’Epargne 0:03:49  
11 Katusha Team 0:04:28  
12 Liquigas-Doimo    
13 Lampre - Farnese 0:04:38  
14 Team Radioshack 0:04:50  
15 Team HTC - Columbia    
16 Francaise des Jeux    
17 Euskaltel - Euskadi    
18 Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
19 Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
20 Team Milram 0:06:23  
21 Footon-Servetto 0:08:31  
22 Quick Step 0:09:46  
General classification after stage 3
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 14:54:00  
2 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:00:23  
3 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:00:39  
4 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions 0:00:46  
5 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 0:01:01  
6 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:09  
7 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 0:01:19  
8 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 0:01:31  
9 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 0:01:40  
10 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:01:42  
11 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale    
12 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions 0:01:47  
13 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 0:01:49  
14 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
15 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions 0:02:06  
16 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo 0:02:24  
17 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:02:25  
18 Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack 0:02:30  
19 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:02:34  
20 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:02:35  
21 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
22 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:02:49  
23 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha 0:02:52  
24 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack 0:02:53  
25 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions 0:02:57  
26 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:58  
27 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack 0:03:00  
28 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
29 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack 0:03:01  
30 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:02  
31 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank    
32 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:04  
33 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana 0:03:05  
34 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha    
35 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia 0:03:06  
36 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo 0:03:07  
37 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:03:10  
38 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:03:12  
39 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne 0:03:14  
40 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux    
41 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux    
42 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 0:03:15  
43 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 0:03:16  
44 Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack 0:03:17  
45 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:03:18  
46 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram    
47 Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank    
48 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 0:03:19  
49 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:03:20  
50 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:03:21  
51 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:03:24  
52 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:03:25  
53 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
54 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack 0:03:26  
55 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale    
56 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:03:27  
57 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:03:29  
58 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:30  
59 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:03:32  
60 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 0:03:33  
61 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
62 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana    
63 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
64 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:03:34  
65 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team 0:03:38  
66 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:03:41  
67 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana    
68 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:03:43  
69 Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:03:44  
70 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:46  
71 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
72 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team    
73 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:03:47  
74 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:03:48  
75 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:03:53  
76 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:03:54  
77 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:03:56  
78 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:04:30  
79 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 0:04:33  
80 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:04:41  
81 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 0:04:44  
82 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:04:45  
83 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 0:04:47  
84 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha 0:04:49  
85 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:04:53  
86 Alexander Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas-Doimo 0:05:02  
87 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:07:04  
88 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha 0:07:07  
89 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:07:20  
90 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:07:24  
91 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram 0:07:25  
92 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:07:32  
93 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram    
94 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step 0:07:33  
95 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:07:34  
96 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia 0:07:36  
97 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram 0:07:37  
98 Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto 0:07:38  
99 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:07:41  
100 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:07:47  
101 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 0:07:53  
102 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:07:56  
103 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:08:06  
104 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:08:07  
105 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank 0:08:16  
106 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux 0:08:18  
107 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:08:42  
108 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions 0:08:57  
109 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:08:58  
110 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia 0:09:11  
111 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:09:12  
112 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:09:21  
113 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:10:24  
114 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:10:39  
115 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:10:47  
116 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Quick Step 0:10:48  
117 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:10:55  
118 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia 0:11:00  
119 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank 0:11:01  
120 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:11:06  
121 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step 0:11:07  
122 Fabio Felline (Ita) Footon-Servetto 0:11:15  
123 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:11:23  
124 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:12:16  
125 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack 0:12:17  
126 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank 0:12:22  
127 Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack 0:12:35  
128 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:12:37  
129 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank 0:12:40  
130 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 0:12:42  
131 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 0:12:57  
132 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:13:05  
133 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:13:06  
134 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:13:29  
135 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
136 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana 0:13:34  
137 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana 0:13:40  
138 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:13:46  
139 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:13:51  
140 Iban Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:13:57  
141 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 0:15:07  
142 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions 0:15:24  
143 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:15:33  
144 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:15:59  
145 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne 0:16:48  
146 Iban Mayoz Echeverria (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:17:19  
147 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo 0:17:22  
148 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:17:24  
149 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions 0:17:32  
150 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
151 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:17:50  
152 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:17:56  
153 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step 0:18:11  
154 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 0:18:12  
155 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:18:21  
156 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:18:31  
157 Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:18:39  
158 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:18:45  
159 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:18:48  
160 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:18:58  
161 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:20:12  
162 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team 0:20:19  
163 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:20:27  
164 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:20:36  
165 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step 0:20:47  
166 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:20:49  
167 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack 0:21:50  
168 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions 0:22:03  
169 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha 0:22:18  
170 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team 0:22:19  
171 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:22:43  
172 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:22:57  
173 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram 0:23:00  
174 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:23:11  
175 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto 0:23:25  
176 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:23:27  
177 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana 0:23:30  
178 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Astana 0:23:37  
179 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:23:50  
180 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:24:06  
181 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 0:26:04  
182 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step 0:27:40  
183 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:27:51  
184 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:27:55  
185 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:27:57  
186 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:30:05  
187 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:33:12  
188 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:33:24  
189 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:33:29  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 63  pts
2 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 49  
3 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 44  
4 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha 38  
5 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 37  
6 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 36  
7 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 35  
8 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions 30  
9 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 30  
10 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 30  
11 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 28  
12 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 24  
13 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux 24  
14 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 22  
15 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions 21  
16 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 20  
17 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 20  
18 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 20  
19 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 19  
20 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 19  
21 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 19  
22 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram 18  
23 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 18  
24 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 17  
25 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions 17  
26 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 17  
27 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 16  
28 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 15  
29 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 14  
30 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 14  
31 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram 14  
32 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Quick Step 12  
33 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 12  
34 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto 12  
35 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 12  
36 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia 12  
37 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 11  
38 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 10  
39 Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack 10  
40 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo 9  
41 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 9  
42 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team 8  
43 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team 8  
44 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 7  
45 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 6  
46 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack 5  
47 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step 5  
48 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 5  
49 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia 4  
50 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team 4  
51 Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 4  
52 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 4  
53 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 4  
54 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 4  
55 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions 4  
56 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha 4  
57 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha 3  
58 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions 2  
59 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 2  
60 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack 2  
61 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 2  
62 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack 2  
63 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
64 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank 2  
65 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
66 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana 2  
67 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha 2  
68 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo 2  
69 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux 2  
70 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne 2  
71 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux 2  
72 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 2  
73 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 2  
74 Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack 2  
75 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini 2  
76 Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 2  
77 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 2  
78 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 2  
79 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 2  
80 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 2  
81 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto 2  
82 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 2  
83 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack 2  
84 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
85 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 2  
86 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team 2  
87 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
88 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 2  
89 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana 2  
90 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 2  
91 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team 2  
92 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 2  
93 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana 2  
94 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto 2  
95 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
96 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
97 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team 2  
98 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 2  
99 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha 2  
100 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 2  
101 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 2  
102 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 2  
103 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha 2  
104 Alexander Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas-Doimo 2  
105 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 2  
106 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha 2  
107 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 2  
108 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 2  
109 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 2  
110 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram 2  
111 Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto 2  
112 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 2  
113 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux 2  
114 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 2  
115 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto 2  
116 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 2  
117 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team 2  
118 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
119 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 2  
120 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia 2  
121 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank 2  
122 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 2  
123 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step 2  
124 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana 2  
125 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana 2  
126 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
127 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
128 Iban Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
129 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 2  
130 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 2  
131 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
132 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 2  
133 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step 2  
134 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 2  
135 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 2  
136 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 2  
137 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia 1  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 13  pts
2 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 8  
3 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 8  
4 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia 5  
5 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto 4  
6 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions 3  
7 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 3  
8 Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 2  
9 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 2  
10 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 2  
11 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 2  
12 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 1  
13 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1  
Young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 14:54:23  
2 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:46  
3 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo 0:02:01  
4 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:02:12  
5 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
6 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:02:26  
7 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:35  
8 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo 0:02:44  
9 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:02:47  
10 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne 0:02:51  
11 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 0:02:53  
12 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:03:11  
13 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:03:20  
14 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:03:30  
15 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:04:07  
16 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:04:18  
17 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha 0:04:26  
18 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:07:09  
19 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram    
20 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:07:24  
21 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux 0:07:55  
22 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia 0:08:48  
23 Fabio Felline (Ita) Footon-Servetto 0:10:52  
24 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:11:53  
25 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 0:12:19  
26 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 0:12:34  
27 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:17:01  
28 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:20:13  
29 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step 0:20:24  
30 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team 0:21:56  
31 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:22:20  
32 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram 0:22:37  
33 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto 0:23:02  
34 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:27:32  
35 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:32:49  
36 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:33:01  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Team Saxo Bank 44:45:55  
2 Garmin - Transitions 0:00:11  
3 Sky Pro Cycling 0:00:25  
4 Astana 0:02:21  
5 Bmc Racing Team 0:02:50  
6 Cervelo Test Team 0:03:22  
7 Rabobank 0:03:37  
8 Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:03:40  
9 Ag2R La Mondiale 0:03:49  
10 Caisse d'Epargne 0:03:55  
11 Team Radioshack 0:04:28  
12 Team HTC - Columbia 0:04:29  
13 Liquigas-Doimo 0:04:42  
14 Katusha Team 0:05:11  
15 Francaise des Jeux 0:05:30  
16 Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:05:31  
17 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:06:03  
18 Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:06:11  
19 Quick Step 0:06:33  
20 Team Milram 0:06:37  
21 Footon-Servetto 0:10:06  
22 Lampre - Farnese 0:10:08  

Scott Sunderland's stage analysis:

We got what we were hoping for on this stage as the cobbles really lived up to expectations. It was tough, it was difficult, and we saw a reshuffle in a lot of areas. It was a good day for cycling.

Cervelo and Saxo Bank’s tactics were very clear, they wanted to make things as hard as possible and get their men up there, and they certainly achieved their goals. They were the two big winners today. I know Thor Hushovd was upset yesterday, but he made up for that today and he’s taken a big advantage for the green jersey too, so it was a great day for him.

Saxo Bank did very well to get Andy Schleck up the road with Cancellara, although the loss of Frank is a blow. He was a co-leader of sorts with Andy, and had as good a chance as the likes of Lance Armstrong or Cadel Evans of making the podium, but I still think that the race for the yellow jersey is really between Andy and Alberto Contador.

Contador did a good job today on the cobbles and he limited the gap to Andy Schleck quite well. The only mistake Astana made was at the finish, when Vinokourov rode on the front and Contador lost contact. I want to give the benefit of the doubt to Vinokourov and say that it was just a breakdown in communication. You have to remember that the crowds were massive and the riders were on the rivet, so you can see how that might happen. Either way, it’s unfortunate for Contador, you just can’t afford to give time away like that.

So the winners today were Hushovd and Andy Schleck, obviously, and Cadel Evans can be pleased too. Wiggins did well also, and obviously Geraint Thomas did a great ride.

The big losers were definitely Lance Armstrong, Ivan Basso and Carlos Sastre. Armstrong will not be happy, he punctured at a very bad moment and it was very difficult after that for him. Still though, it’s only the third stage, there’s a long, long way to go and anything can happen.