Cavendish sprints for second consecutive stage win

Cancellara retains his yellow jersey

Untouchable. Just 24 hours after taking his first win of this year's Tour de France, Mark Cavendish equalled the record of his sprinting mentor, Erik Zabel, and with a superb sprint in Gueugnon indicated that yesterday was no fluke for the Isle of Man's greatest cycling export, who now has 12 Tour de France stage victories to his name.

As fans witnessed the 'real' Cavendish over the final 200 metres of yesterday's run into Montargis, the Manxman's trademark sprint was again on show - albeit with even more panache, lustre and confidence - following another brilliant dose of team work from HTC-Columbia throughout the day's 227.5km parcours.

With a commanding winning margin of two bike lengths, Cavendish celebrated with contented pleasure after the finish, yesterday's drought breaker giving him the confidence needed to get back on track despite a less-than-ideal start to this year's Tour.

"It's incredible. The guys were perfect today," said Cavendish before heading to the podium. "Kanstantin [Siutsou] has had to do a lot of work the last couple of days so we gave him a rest. Bert Grabsch started riding [in pursuit of the break] then Maxime Monfort took over."

Cavendish explained that although the day's parcours may have appeared simple on paper, the reality was something else; with just a day before the event heads into the first of its mountainous stages, today was a 'climbing hors d'oeuvre', albeit with a sprint finish. Therefore team work was vital. "We did 2,000 feet of climbing and it was up and down all day," said Cavendish.

"My guys kept riding hard on the front because we knew there would be counter attacks, but we hoped there wouldn't be too many and there weren't too many," he added. "We also knew there would be crosswinds so all the big riders' teams were at the front and then we brought the group back."

After catching the breakaway the onus was on HTC-Columbia to fight off the contenders and again deliver its man to the line. The work of Mark Renshaw was again vital in achieving that, his performance in the final kilometre exceptional. Like yesterday, the Australian never panicked despite the attention of all the other lead-out men.

"We [HTC-Columbia] had four guys for the lead-out and we had to jump from behind one of the other teams who were leading it out. [Mark] Renshaw kept his cool and jumped off Lampre's train and took me to about 150 metres to go... it was great," said Cavendish.

As for a run on the green jersey, the battle for which Cavendish has garnered 70 points in just two days, the 24-year-old is maintaining a daily focus rather than one looking at Paris in two weeks' time.

"I'm just concentrating on wins for now," he said. "I didn't push hard enough on the cobbled day because I thought the group up ahead was much bigger. I lost a lot of points and didn't get much out of the next day so I'm quite far behind [in the points classification]; I'll just keep plugging away."

Today's trio takes the loose leash

With the longest parcours of the Tour on offer today, the early break was always going to be vital to the sprinters' teams. Mathieu Perget (Caisse d'Epargne) was the first to fly the coop very early in proceedings, joined by Germany's Sebastian Lang (Omega Pharma-Lotto) and Spanish rider Ruben Perez Moreno (Euskaltel-Euskadi).

Five kilometres into the stage the leading trio had itself a two-minute lead, adding another minute in the next five kilometres and another five kilometres later. The gap soon opened to a staggering five minutes as the peloton ensured it took in some respite time ahead of tomorrow's first run into some proper climbing.

With a massive 204km left to race the break had already amassed a seven-minute lead which would be extended to eight minutes in quick time; that's as far ahead as the three leading riders got however, the main bunch kicking itself into action and deciding it was time to take back the advantage soon after.

For the next 100km the peloton took an hourglass to the break's lead, whittling it down as Saxo Bank's Stuart O'Grady and Nicki Sorensen could be seen at the front of the peloton in defence of Fabian Cancellara's race lead. Although it was under no serious threat and the Swiss rider remains in yellow for tomorrow's stage, Bjarne Riis's boys maintained appearances and in reality it was again HTC-Columbia driving much of the chase.

With the aforementioned Bert Grabsch and Maxime Monfort on the front for the better part of 100km, the gap was closed to 5:19 as the leading trio passed 100km to go; with 84km remaining that had been whittled down further to 4:25 and with 75km left to race that was reduced further, to a mere four minutes.

The two and one-minute barriers between the peloton and the break were broken with about 50km and 25km remaining in the stage, an indication of the exquisite timing of Bob Stapleton's men. With Rolf Aldag calling the shots in the car the riders in yellow were setting the stage for another well-timed catch.

It's just a matter of time

With almost 20km remaining Perget became the second Caisse d'Epargne rider in two days to try his luck alone near the end of the stage after spending it in an escape group. José Ivan Gutierrez attempted a solo move yesterday but it didn't succeed, and neither did Perget's.

Behind him his breakaway companions - Perez and Lang - were joined by Dmitri Champion (Ag2R-La Mondiale) and Anthony Charteau (BBox Bouygues Telecom), who jumped from the peloton and quickly reeled Perget back into the fold.

Soon after something unusual happened, however: Team RadioShack came to the front for one of the first times in this year's Tour in an effort to keep Lance Armstrong amongst the action as the crosswinds started buffeting riders. Meanwhile Grega Bole and several of the Lampre-Farnese Vini crew had also made their way to the head of proceedings, as did Liquigas-Doimo and BMC Racing Team.

Contrary to the last two days, today's catch was made earlier in the parcours, coming with 10km remaining and leaving the sprinters' teams with more work to do as some of the general classification contenders continued to make their presence felt throughout the fast final kilometres to avoid any potential crashes.

As the peloton's swarming mass moved rapidly towards Gueugnon, Garmin-Transitions, HTC-Columbia, Lampre-Farnese Vini and Cervélo TestTeam were the prominent crews at the pointy end of the race, a familiar sight this week, as have been the Italian team's spoiling tactics - namely, throwing Danilo Hondo into the middle of the leading trio - which again featured today in an attempt to derail the hard work done by Bernhard Eisel and the HTC-Columbia train.

Consequently Cavendish's Australian lieutenant was forced to take another bite at the cherry in the final kilometre and nailed it, delivering his man to the last desperate metres and watch as he doubled the team's win tally in two days.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia5:37:42 
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
3Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
4Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha  
5Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram  
6Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
7Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
8Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
9Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions  
10Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team  
11Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
12Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
13Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
14Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team  
15Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:03 
16Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux  
17Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
18Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram  
19Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
20Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram  
21George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
22Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
23Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
24Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
25Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram  
26Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
27Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack  
28Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana  
29Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step  
30Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana  
31Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
32Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
33Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo  
34Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions  
35Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step  
36Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram  
37Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
38Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack  
39Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack  
40Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
41Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank  
42Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
43Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
44Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
45Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
46Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions  
47Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
48Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
49Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack  
50Fabio Felline (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
51Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
52Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux  
53Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia  
54Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux  
55Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
56Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
57Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
58Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack  
59Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
60Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
61Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
62Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha  
63Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank  
64Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram  
65Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank  
66Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
67Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank  
68Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank  
69Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank  
70Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
71Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank  
72Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
73Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
74Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana  
75Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux  
76Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
77Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
78Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
79Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
80Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux  
81Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
82Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
83Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana  
84Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
85Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha  
86Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
87Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank  
88Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha  
89Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank  
90Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
91Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
92Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram  
93Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha  
94Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
95Alexander Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas-Doimo  
96José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
97Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
98Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto  
99Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
100Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
101Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack  
102Iban Mayoz Echeverria (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
103John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
104Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack  
105Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
106Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha  
107Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack  
108Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
109Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
110Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne  
111Iban Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
112Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team  
113Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
114Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram  
115Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team  
116Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
117Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
118Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
119Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
120Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
121Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux  
122Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
123Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
124Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
125Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
126Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
127Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
128Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
129Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions  
130Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
131Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
132Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Quick Step  
133Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale  
134Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
135Charles Wegelius (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
136Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha  
137Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
138Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
139Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
140Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux  
141Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
142Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
143Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step  
144Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux  
145Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
146Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
147Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne  
148Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
149Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha  
150Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team  
151Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
152Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
153Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
154Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
155Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
156Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia  
157David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions  
158Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo  
159Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:34 
160Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
161Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha  
162Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
163Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo  
164Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:37 
165Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:00:43 
166Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:01:10 
167Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:01:19 
168Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
169Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
170Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank  
171David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:01:24 
172Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step  
173Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
174Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:26 
175Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:01:40 
176Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step0:01:42 
177Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:52 
178Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step0:01:58 
179Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step  
180Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
181Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana0:02:52 
182David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Astana0:06:19 
183Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana0:08:45 
184Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana  
185Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack  
186Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux  
187Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:10:58 
188Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
Sprint 1 - Saint-Fargeau, 47.0km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto6 pts
2Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi4 
3Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne2 
Sprint 2 - Moulins-Engilbert, 163.0km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto6 pts
2Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne4 
3Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
Sprint 3 - Luzy, 195.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6 pts
2Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto4 
3Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne2 
Sprint 4 - Gueugnon, 227.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia35 pts
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions30 
3Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini26 
4Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha24 
5Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram22 
6Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom20 
7Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne19 
8Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team18 
9Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions17 
10Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team16 
11Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team15 
12Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale14 
13Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia13 
14Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team12 
15Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto11 
16Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux10 
17Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne9 
18Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram8 
19Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bbox Bouygues Telecom7 
20Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram6 
21George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team5 
22Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team4 
23Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank3 
24Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2 
25Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram1 
Mountain 1 - Côte de Bouhy, 69.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne3 pts
2Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
3Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
Mountain 2 - Côte de La Chapelle-Saint-André, 91.5 Km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne3 pts
2Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
3Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
Mountain 3 - Côte des Montarons, 179.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne3 pts
2Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
3Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
Mountain 4 - Côte de la Croix de l'Arbrem 204.5 Km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne3 pts
2Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
3Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
Most combative rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
Best young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia5:37:42 
2Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram  
3Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
4Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
5Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
6Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:03 
7Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram  
8Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo  
9Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
10Fabio Felline (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
11Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
12Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha  
13Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank  
14Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
15Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
16Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
17Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
18Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
19Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
20Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne  
21Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram  
22Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
23Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
24Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
25Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
26Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux  
27Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux  
28Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
29Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team  
30Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
31Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo  
32Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:00:43 
33Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank0:01:19 
34Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:01:24 
35Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step0:01:42 
36Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux0:08:45 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Garmin - Transitions16:53:09 
2Team HTC - Columbia  
3Cervelo Test Team  
4Sky Pro Cycling  
5Team Milram0:00:03 
6Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
7AG2R La Mondiale  
8Lampre - Farnese  
9Katusha Team  
10Caisse d'Epargne  
11Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:00:06 
12Team Radioshack  
13Quick Step  
14Omega Pharma - Lotto  
15Team Saxo Bank  
16Française Des Jeux  
17BMC Racing Team  
18Astana  
19Euskaltel - Euskadi  
20Liquigas-Doimo  
21Rabobank  
22Footon-Servetto  
General classification after stage 6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank28:37:30 
2Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:00:20 
3Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:39 
4Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions0:00:46 
5Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step0:01:01 
6Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:01:09 
7Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team0:01:16 
8Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana0:01:31 
9Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana0:01:40 
10Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:42 
11Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
12Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions0:01:47 
13Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank0:01:49 
14Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
15David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions0:02:06 
16Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo0:02:24 
17Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:25 
18Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack0:02:30 
19Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:32 
20Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:02:34 
21Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:02:35 
22Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:02:49 
23Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha  
24Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack0:02:53 
25Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:02:58 
26Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack0:03:00 
27Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
28Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack0:03:01 
29Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:02 
30Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank  
31Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:04 
32Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana0:03:05 
33Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha  
34Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia0:03:06 
35Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo0:03:07 
36Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:03:10 
37Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:03:12 
38Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne0:03:14 
39Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux  
40Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux  
41Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank0:03:15 
42Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank0:03:16 
43Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack0:03:17 
44Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram0:03:18 
45Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank  
46Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:03:19 
47Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:03:20 
48José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:03:24 
49Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:03:25 
50Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
51Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack0:03:26 
52Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale  
53Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:03:27 
54Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:03:29 
55John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:30 
56Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:03:31 
57Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:03:32 
58Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha0:03:33 
59Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
60Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana  
61Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
62Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:03:34 
63Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team0:03:38 
64Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:03:41 
65Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:03:43 
66Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:03:44 
67Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:46 
68Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
69Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team  
70Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:03:47 
71Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha0:03:48 
72Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:03:53 
73Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha0:03:54 
74Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:03:56 
75Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:03:57 
76Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:04:27 
77Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram0:04:33 
78Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions0:04:41 
79Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
80Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step0:04:44 
81Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:04:45 
82Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step0:04:47 
83Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha0:04:49 
84Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:04:53 
85Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana0:04:57 
86Alexander Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas-Doimo0:05:02 
87Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:07:04 
88Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:07:20 
89Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram0:07:25 
90Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:07:32 
91Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram  
92Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step0:07:33 
93Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:07:34 
94Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia0:07:36 
95Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram0:07:37 
96Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha0:07:38 
97Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:07:41 
98Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux0:07:47 
99Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram0:07:53 
100Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
101Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:08:06 
102Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:08:07 
103Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank0:08:16 
104Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux0:08:18 
105Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions0:08:54 
106Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:08:58 
107Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia0:09:08 
108George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team0:09:12 
109Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:09:18 
110Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto0:10:05 
111Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:10:39 
112Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:10:47 
113Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:10:55 
114Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
115Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank0:11:01 
116Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:11:06 
117Fabio Felline (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:11:15 
118Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:11:23 
119Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Quick Step  
120Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack0:12:17 
121Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:12:34 
122Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack0:12:35 
123Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram0:12:39 
124Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia0:12:41 
125Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:13:05 
126Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:13:26 
127Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha0:13:29 
128Iban Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:13:57 
129Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank0:14:48 
130Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team0:15:07 
131Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux0:15:33 
132Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:15:36 
133Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:15:58 
134Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:15:59 
135Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank0:16:11 
136Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step0:16:33 
137Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne0:16:48 
138Iban Mayoz Echeverria (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:17:19 
139Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:17:31 
140Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:17:34 
141Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions0:17:42 
142Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:17:50 
143Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:17:56 
144Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux0:18:31 
145Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:18:45 
146Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team0:19:23 
147Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:19:25 
148Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:19:29 
149Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:20:10 
150Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:20:12 
151Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team0:20:16 
152Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo0:20:20 
153Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux0:20:27 
154Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:20:29 
155Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:21:15 
156David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:21:20 
157Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana0:21:46 
158Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:21:50 
159Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step0:21:59 
160Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:22:00 
161Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha0:22:18 
162Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step0:22:26 
163Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:22:29 
164Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:22:57 
165Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:23:08 
166Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:23:11 
167Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:23:23 
168Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram0:23:42 
169Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:24:57 
170Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:26:36 
171Charles Wegelius (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:27:15 
172Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team0:27:40 
173Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:27:55 
174Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step0:29:35 
175Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
176Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:29:42 
177Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana0:30:36 
178Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:30:47 
179Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:31:01 
180Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:31:28 
181David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Astana0:35:16 
182Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:35:39 
183Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux0:35:45 
184Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:36:27 
185Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:37:59 
186Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack0:39:03 
187Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:40:04 
188Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana0:42:55 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team118 pts
2Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini114 
3Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha105 
4Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne92 
5Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia85 
6Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team82 
7Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom79 
8Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team74 
9Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram71 
10Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo54 
11Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions53 
12Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia48 
13Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto47 
14Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team46 
15Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step44 
16Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions39 
17Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank37 
18Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux34 
19Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale33 
20Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi31 
21Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions30 
22Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne29 
23Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne29 
24Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale28 
25Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana27 
26Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram26 
27Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions25 
28Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank24 
29Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team24 
30Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram22 
31Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto21 
32Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions21 
33Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bbox Bouygues Telecom20 
34Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram20 
35Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto19 
36Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana18 
37Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank18 
38Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank17 
39David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions17 
40Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram17 
41José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne16 
42Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team16 
43Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini15 
44Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step15 
45Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team15 
46Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto14 
47Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi14 
48Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia14 
49Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi14 
50Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Quick Step12 
51Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank12 
52Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto12 
53Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team12 
54Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia12 
55Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team12 
56Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana11 
57Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux11 
58Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto11 
59Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne11 
60Iban Mayoz Echeverria (Spa) Footon-Servetto10 
61Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne10 
62Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack10 
63Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack10 
64Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step10 
65Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne10 
66Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo9 
67Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne9 
68Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team8 
69Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi8 
70Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6 
71Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom6 
72Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom6 
73George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team6 
74Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack5 
75Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step5 
76Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia4 
77Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team4 
78Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team4 
79Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne4 
80Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram4 
81Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
82Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha4 
83Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha3 
84Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram3 
85Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank3 
86Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank2 
87Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack2 
88Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia2 
89Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack2 
90Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
91Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank2 
92Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha2 
93Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo2 
94Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux2 
95Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne2 
96Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank2 
97Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank2 
98Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank2 
99Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team2 
100Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo2 
101Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
102Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team2 
103Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack2 
104Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale2 
105Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2 
106John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
107Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha2 
108Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana2 
109Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom2 
110Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team2 
111Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini2 
112Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto2 
113Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team2 
114Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha2 
115Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom2 
116Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions2 
117Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2 
118Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step2 
119Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha2 
120Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana2 
121Alexander Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas-Doimo2 
122Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2 
123Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne2 
124Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram2 
125Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha2 
126Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom2 
127Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux2 
128Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto2 
129Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto2 
130Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team2 
131Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
132Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom2 
133Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom2 
134Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia2 
135Iban Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
136Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team2 
137Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini2 
138Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale2 
139Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo2 
140Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo2 
141Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2 
142Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana2 
143Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia2 
144Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step2 
145Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
146Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana2 
147Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank1 
148Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne-3 
149Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini-5 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step13 pts
2Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne12 
3Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step8 
4Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne8 
5Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto7 
6Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step6 
7Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia5 
8José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne4 
9Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi4 
10Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto4 
11Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions3 
12Iban Mayoz Echeverria (Spa) Footon-Servetto3 
13Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
14Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team2 
15Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step2 
16Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2 
17Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team2 
18Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini2 
19Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
20Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank1 
21Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
22Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
23Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1 
Best young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team28:37:50 
2Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:00:49 
3Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo0:02:04 
4Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:12 
5Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:02:15 
6Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:02:29 
7Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:02:38 
8Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo0:02:47 
9Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:02:50 
10Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:54 
11Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank0:02:56 
12Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:03:14 
13Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:03:23 
14Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:03:33 
15Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:04:07 
16Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:04:21 
17Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha0:04:29 
18Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:07:12 
19Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram  
20Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux0:07:27 
21Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux0:07:58 
22Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia0:08:48 
23Fabio Felline (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:10:55 
24Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram0:12:19 
25Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank0:15:51 
26Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:17:11 
27Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step0:22:06 
28Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:22:09 
29Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:23:03 
30Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram0:23:22 
31Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team0:27:20 
32Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:27:35 
33Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:30:41 
34Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:35:19 
35Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux0:35:25 
36Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:37:39 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Saxo Bank85:56:25 
2Garmin - Transitions0:00:05 
3Sky Pro Cycling0:00:19 
4Astana0:02:21 
5BMC Racing Team0:02:50 
6Cervelo Test Team0:03:16 
7Rabobank0:03:37 
8Omega Pharma - Lotto0:03:40 
9AG2R La Mondiale0:03:46 
10Caisse d'Epargne0:03:52 
11Team HTC - Columbia0:04:23 
12Team Radioshack0:04:28 
13Liquigas-Doimo0:04:42 
14Katusha Team0:05:08 
15Française Des Jeux0:05:30 
16Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:05:31 
17Euskaltel - Euskadi0:06:03 
18Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:06:08 
19Quick Step0:06:33 
20Team Milram0:06:34 
21Lampre - Farnese0:10:05 
22Footon-Servetto0:10:06 

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Scott Sunderland's stage analysis:

The Manx missile strikes again. And whatever nickname people use for Mark Cavendish, it has to be about his speed and his sprinting because that is what makes him so special.

It's been impressive how young Mark has managed to turn his season around with his two sprint victories. He's been through some tough times but what happened has grounded and matured him, both as a person and as a rider. The people in his team have worked hard to help him get things back on track and its all been worth it.

The key to both of Cav's successes was without a doubt Mark Renshaw. So much so, that I'm not sure that Cav would have won either sprint if he had not had Renshaw there to lead him out like he did.

Renshaw is absolutely clinical in the chaos and knows exactly what to do at the exactly the right time. He is probably as good as Giovanni Lombardi was when he used to lead out Mario Cipollini to victory so many times. Cav is the best sprinter in the peloton and Renshaw is the best lead out man in the peloton. It is a perfect combination. They are very different characters but fit together perfectly. Of course the work the rest of the HTC-Columbia team is vital too because they make sure the break is caught at the right time and look after Mark and Mark all day, so they can then do their stuff. All the team deserves to celebrate together for a job well done.

We've had a pretty crazy first week of drama, chaos, crashes and great racing. Some have said it's been the best week of the Tour for years. I'd agree. But now it's time for the overall contenders to take centre stage as the battle for overall success begins.

Trust me, the next three days will be important. They may not decide who wins the Tour de France but some riders are going to have to be aggressive and try and take back the time they lost on the cobbles. It's as if they are one goal down as the second half of the world cup final begins.

It's going to be fascinating watching what Lance Armstrong, Alberto Contador, Ivan Basso and Carlos Sastre do in the Alps. Andy Schleck and Cadel Evans can afford to play a waiting game and let the race come to them, especially Cadel, who should be able to move into yellow. Lance and Contador know they will gain some time in the Bordeaux time trial but Basso and Sastre have pull back time on the mountain finishes. They will have a three-week game plan but will have to be aggressive.

We're only just entering the second week of the Tour. It is the third week in the Pyrenees that will be decisive, But the way the race is balanced now, will make the Alps a lot more important than they seem on paper.
 

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