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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
      Location
      Rotterdam
    • Stage 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Location
      Morzine-Avoriaz
    • Stage 9

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Location
      Pau
    • Stage 17

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

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

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

      Distance:
      102.5km
      Start location:
      Longjumeau
      End location:
      Paris
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July 11, Stage 8: Station des Rousses - Morzine-Avoriaz 189km

Advantage Schleck on first major mountain stage

By:
Richard Moore
Published:
July 11, 2010, 15:38,
Updated:
July 11, 2010, 22:47

Evans in yellow as crash ends Armstrong's hopes

Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) bests Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) for the stage win in Morzine-Avoriaz

Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) bests Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) for the stage win in Morzine-Avoriaz

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There were two defining images of the eighth stage of the Tour de France. One saw a battered, bruised and decidedly ragged Lance Armstrong, shepherded by his RadioShack teammate Jani Brajkovic, struggling across the line at Morzine-Avoriaz, almost 12 minutes down.

The other saw Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) come of age with a stunning stage win. And it was this second image that should prove more significant in the coming days, since it suggested a shift in the balance of power, from the defending champion and favourite, Alberto Contador (Astana), towards last year's runner-up.

While the story of last year's Tour was of Schleck being unable to respond to Contador's repeated accelerations in the mountains, here it was the other way around.

An elite, 13-man group had just passed under the one-kilometre-to-go kite when the Luxembourg rider made his one, decisive move. Contador, whose Astana teammate Daniel Navarro had led almost the entire way up the 13.6km mountain, reacted quickly to his rival's attack, sprinting after his rear wheel, but he couldn't close the gap.

Indeed, the race was on, prompting Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) to pounce after Schleck. Approaching the line, with the Olympic champion having joined Schleck in front, it was Sanchez who led it out and looked as though he had it, but Schleck came around him, glancing across at his rival as he drew level, and then inching ahead to claim his first ever stage win in his third Tour.

"It was my first real victory of the season," said Schleck to TV interviewers after the race. "I took a lot of confidence out of my performance today. It puts me in a very good position right now, but I have to thank my team for being always around me, protecting me."

"I've got to get my head around the position that I'm in now," said Schleck, with a rest day ahead of him tomorrow. "There are still a lot of very hard days, but I am pretty relaxed for the moment. I've done my thing, and I hope I can do a great race and I hope I don't have a bad day."

Ten seconds behind, the group was led in by another of the day's aggressors, Robert Gesink (Rabobank), with Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas) fourth and Contador fifth. Sixth, though, was the day's other big winner, Cadel Evans (BMC), who survived an early fall to claim the yellow jersey.

Evans now leads the general classification ahead of Schleck by 20 seconds, with Contador up to third, 1:01 behind the Australian.

Many will expect the overall winner to come from this trio, meaning, inevitably, that one of the day's big stories was the end of Armstrong's challenge - indeed, the definitive end of the Armstrong era.

In the first real mountain stage of this year's race the seven-time winner, riding his final Tour, suffered three crashes, the second of them coming at a crucial stage, just before the climb of the Col de la Ramaz.

"I had a bad day," Armstrong told French TV within seconds of crossing the line. "I came around one roundabout and my pedal touched [the curb], then my front tyre rolled off.

"It's hard to recover from something like that," he said. "They started the Ramaz pretty hard and I was already suffering. Then it went from bad to worse. It was a bad day. Now I'm going to hang in there and enjoy my last Tour."

Schleck offered his sympathy to Armstrong. "Lance had a pretty bad crash - he crashed in front of me, and he could do nothing.

"I almost went down with him," Schleck said. "He came back but he was pretty beaten up. On the [Ramaz], he lost contact with our group. I expected him to be up there in the front.

"To be really honest, I'm a little sorry for him because he really wanted to be good in this last Tour. I think his morale is a little down now."

The new yellow jersey, Evans, also had a scare, crashing after 6km and receiving attention from the race doctor. But he admitted that he wasn't surprised to inherit the yellow jersey from Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step).

"Chavanel has had a fantastic Tour, but he isn't a climbing specialist," said Evans. "I've got [the yellow jersey] because of the good work we did in preparation for the stage [three] to Arenberg. I think this is the reward for our work."

Going into the first rest day, the Australian said he wasn't sure what his BMC team's approach would be to defending the jersey. "The Pyrenees are very difficult, Astana is very strong and Andy's very strong, so I don't know yet how we'll look to defend, or what we'll do with the yellow jersey."

It was an active start to the stage, with numerous riders trying to go clear, but after around 35km seven men finally got the gap. The seven were Mario Aerts (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Koos Moernhout (Rabobank), Benoit Vagrenard (FdJ), Christophe Riblon (AG2R), Imanol Erviti (Caisse d'Epargne), Sebastien Minard (Cofidis) and Amael Moinard (Cofidis).

As this group built a solid lead the overall favourites kept their powder dry until the Ramaz. And as they hit the lower slopes - with Armstrong having just regained contact after his crash - Team Sky hit the front, Juan Antonio Flecha leading, Thomas Lofkvist following, with the British team's leader, Bradley Wiggins, sitting third.

Riders began to fall off the back, including King of the Mountains Jérôme Pineau (Quick Step), Tony Martin (HTC-Columbia) and George Hincapie (BMC). Then, five kilometres from the summit, Chavanel began to lose contact, as Sky was joined at the front by Saxo Bank.

Then came the surprise: Armstrong sliding off the back, with his teammate Chris Horner for company. The news was transmitted at lightening speed to the front, and two Astana riders took it up, injecting more momentum into a main group that numbered around 35 riders.

The gap quickly opened, and with a kilometre to the summit the Astana-led group was 2:12 behind the break, with Armstrong, Horner and Brajkovic 40 seconds in arrears, and Chavanel a further two minutes back.

If Armstrong hoped to rejoin the group on the descent, then he hadn't bargained on a third spill - but that's what happened as he collided with Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel) as they went through Les Gets, after a small climb that acted as a stepping stone to the final ascent, to the Avoriaz ski station.

Astana, meanwhile, kept up the pressure at the front. Alexandre Vinokourov put in a big shift on the lower slopes, then dropped back as Navarro took over.

Still in front were three survivors of the early break, but Moerenhout, Moinard and Aerts had about as much chance of fighting out the stage as Armstrong did of rejoining the Contador group.

All eyes were on Contador, of course. The Spaniard sat comfortably behind his teammates - so much for Astana not being strong enough in the mountains - and resembled a coiled spring. The question seemed to be when, rather than if, he would attack.

But Contador was surprisingly quiet, and we didn't see his familiar, dancing style until after the final survivor of the break, Moinard, had been reeled in 5.5km from the summit, and after Wiggins had been dropped, two kilometres later.

Even then, the Spaniard's accelerations were reactive rather than aggressive. Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas) was the first of the favourites to have a go, with Contador's response instant. A soft attack from Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto) followed, but it acted only to tee up Gesink.

The tall Dutchman opened a decent gap, but Contador, shadowed all the time by Schleck, brought him back. And as they got their breath, with Gesink still leading, Schleck played Contador at his own game, sprinting clear, and maintaining the effort as the Spaniard tried desperately to get back on terms.

Given the gap that he opened in less than a kilometre, Schleck was asked whether he regretted not attacking earlier. "No, not at all," he said.

"We had a plan, and I had to follow it. I didn't want to change it during the stage. Maybe it was possible to take the yellow jersey today but I want to have it in Paris, so I want to take it step by step.

"I believed this morning this stage was a decisive one," Schleck continued. "I was really nervous this morning. I was 100 percent mentally and physically, and I was surrounded by my team. I'm really motivated now."

Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 4:54:11  
2 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
3 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:10  
4 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo    
5 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana    
6 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
7 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
8 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack    
9 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
10 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank    
11 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team    
12 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:20  
13 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 0:00:39  
14 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions 0:01:14  
15 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step    
16 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack    
17 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:37  
18 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:01:45  
19 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
20 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:02:05  
21 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:02:15  
22 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:18  
23 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale    
24 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana 0:02:20  
25 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto 0:02:23  
26 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
27 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana    
28 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
29 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:27  
30 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank    
31 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
32 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
33 Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack 0:04:05  
34 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team 0:04:33  
35 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:05:46  
36 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:05:47  
37 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:05:50  
38 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:06:30  
39 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions    
40 Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank    
41 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
42 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
43 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
44 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia    
45 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank    
46 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
47 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo    
48 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux    
49 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
50 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:06:59  
51 Iban Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:07:48  
52 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:08:10  
53 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
54 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo 0:09:12  
55 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank 0:09:45  
56 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:11:16  
57 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:11:27  
58 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
59 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 0:11:40  
60 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step    
61 Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack 0:11:45  
62 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack    
63 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
64 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
65 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
66 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux    
67 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
68 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
69 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
70 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
71 Alexander Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas-Doimo 0:11:58  
72 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana 0:12:58  
73 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack 0:16:48  
74 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:17:42  
75 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
76 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:21:32  
77 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha    
78 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
79 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha    
80 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
81 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
82 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step    
83 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana    
84 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha    
85 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team    
86 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram    
87 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana    
88 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
89 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux    
90 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Astana    
91 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram    
92 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
93 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step    
94 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
95 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne    
96 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha    
97 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha    
98 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
99 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
100 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
101 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
102 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
103 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack    
104 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
105 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne    
106 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
107 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 0:22:04  
108 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 0:24:11  
109 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
110 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
111 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
112 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:25:21  
113 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:26:13  
114 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions 0:27:49  
115 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank    
116 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
117 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram    
118 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank    
119 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
120 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
121 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
122 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha    
123 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
124 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
125 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo    
126 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
127 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
128 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale    
129 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
130 Iban Mayoz Echeverria (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
131 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
132 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux    
133 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana    
134 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana    
135 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
136 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux    
137 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions    
138 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram    
139 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux    
140 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
141 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
142 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
143 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
144 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
145 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
146 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
147 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step    
148 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
149 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
150 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team    
151 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team    
152 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:28:00  
153 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:30:15  
154 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank    
155 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions 0:31:43  
156 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions    
157 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:32:34  
158 Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
159 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
160 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
161 Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack    
162 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Quick Step    
163 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack    
164 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
165 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
166 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
167 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
168 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
169 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
170 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
171 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team    
172 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step    
173 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia    
174 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia    
175 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank    
176 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team    
177 Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto    
178 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step    
179 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
180 Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
181 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team    
182 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha    
183 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
184 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram    
185 Fabio Felline (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
186 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram 0:32:52  
Sprint 1 - Vulbens, 84.0km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 6  pts
2 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 4  
3 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 2  
Sprint 2 - Viuz-En-Sallaz, 129.0km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank 6  pts
2 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 4  
3 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 2  
Sprint 3 - Morzine, 175.0km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank 6  pts
2 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 4  
3 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 2  
Sprint 4 - Morzine-Avoriaz, 189.0km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 20  pts
2 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 17  
3 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 15  
4 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo 13  
5 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 12  
6 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 10  
7 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 9  
8 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack 8  
9 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 7  
10 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 6  
11 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 5  
12 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 4  
13 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 3  
14 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions 2  
15 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step 1  
Mountain 1 - Côte de la Petite Joux, 24.0km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 3  pts
2 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 2  
3 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 1  
Mountain 2 - Côte de Grésin, 73.0km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 3  pts
2 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank 2  
3 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1  
Mountain 3 - Col de la Ramaz, 154.5km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 15  pts
2 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank 13  
3 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 11  
4 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto 9  
5 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 8  
6 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 7  
7 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 6  
8 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana 5  
Mountain 4 - Les Gets, 168.0km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 4  pts
2 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank 3  
3 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 2  
4 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 1  
Mountain 5 - Morzine-Avoriaz, 189.0km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 30  pts
2 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 26  
3 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 22  
4 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo 18  
5 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 16  
6 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 14  
7 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 12  
8 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack 10  
Most combative
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
Best young rider
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 4:54:11  
2 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:10  
3 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo    
4 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto 0:02:23  
5 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
6 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:05:50  
7 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:06:30  
8 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:08:10  
9 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:11:16  
10 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:11:27  
11 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:17:42  
12 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:21:32  
13 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha    
14 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux    
15 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
16 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
17 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne    
18 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:24:11  
19 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 0:27:49  
20 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
21 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo    
22 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
23 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
24 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram    
25 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux    
26 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
27 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
28 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step    
29 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team    
30 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:28:00  
31 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:32:34  
32 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
33 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia    
34 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram    
35 Fabio Felline (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
36 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram 0:32:52  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Rabobank 14:46:20  
2 Astana 0:01:06  
3 Team Radioshack 0:01:42  
4 Liquigas-Doimo 0:03:03  
5 AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:16  
6 Footon-Servetto 0:06:49  
7 Caisse d'Epargne 0:07:47  
8 Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:07:56  
9 Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:08:33  
10 Team HTC - Columbia 0:09:33  
11 BMC Racing Team 0:10:23  
12 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:10:31  
13 Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:18:13  
14 Team Saxo Bank 0:19:07  
15 Quick Step 0:20:47  
16 Française Des Jeux 0:20:58  
17 Sky Pro Cycling 0:21:15  
18 Cervelo Test Team 0:28:45  
19 Garmin - Transitions 0:31:46  
20 Katusha Team 0:39:56  
21 Team Milram 1:01:21  
22 Lampre - Farnese 1:07:06  
General classification after stage 8
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 37:57:09  
2 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:20  
3 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 0:01:01  
4 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:01:03  
5 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 0:01:10  
6 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions 0:01:11  
7 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo 0:01:45  
8 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack 0:02:14  
9 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:15  
10 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 0:02:31  
11 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 0:02:37  
12 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 0:02:40  
13 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:02:41  
14 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:02:45  
15 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 0:03:05  
16 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:11  
17 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 0:03:23  
18 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:03:30  
19 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:04:27  
20 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:05:03  
21 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack 0:05:39  
22 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:06:19  
23 Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack 0:06:33  
24 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:07:12  
25 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions 0:07:28  
26 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:07:52  
27 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step 0:07:58  
28 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:08:15  
29 Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 0:08:39  
30 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:08:53  
31 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:09:57  
32 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 0:10:05  
33 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia 0:11:00  
34 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:11:08  
35 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:11:14  
36 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:13:01  
37 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 0:13:13  
38 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia 0:13:17  
39 Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack 0:13:26  
40 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack 0:13:56  
41 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank 0:14:11  
42 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:14:45  
43 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team 0:15:45  
44 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:17:30  
45 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:18:18  
46 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:18:41  
47 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:20:55  
48 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:22:57  
49 Iban Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:23:09  
50 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 0:23:50  
51 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:24:17  
52 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:24:19  
53 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:24:48  
54 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:25:08  
55 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:25:17  
56 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 0:25:48  
57 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha 0:26:01  
58 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 0:27:38  
59 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack 0:27:40  
60 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:28:24  
61 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:28:30  
62 Alexander Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas-Doimo 0:28:36  
63 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:28:48  
64 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:29:06  
65 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto 0:29:29  
66 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:29:38  
67 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:30:30  
68 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 0:30:41  
69 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:30:51  
70 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana 0:32:07  
71 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:32:22  
72 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 0:34:06  
73 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank 0:34:53  
74 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne 0:35:09  
75 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:35:40  
76 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram 0:36:35  
77 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:36:41  
78 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana 0:37:10  
79 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 0:38:33  
80 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:39:08  
81 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:39:10  
82 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 0:39:30  
83 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:41:11  
84 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack 0:41:15  
85 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step 0:41:33  
86 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:41:35  
87 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:41:39  
88 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana 0:41:43  
89 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 0:41:51  
90 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:42:04  
91 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:42:20  
92 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 0:42:47  
93 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha 0:42:59  
94 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:43:22  
95 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:43:24  
96 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:43:56  
97 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana 0:44:18  
98 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:45:14  
99 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:45:26  
100 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:45:57  
101 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:46:00  
102 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne 0:46:46  
103 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:47:23  
104 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:47:31  
105 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:47:41  
106 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale 0:47:53  
107 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:48:00  
108 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:48:08  
109 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:48:13  
110 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:48:37  
111 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram 0:48:38  
112 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:48:44  
113 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo 0:49:13  
114 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:49:22  
115 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana 0:49:24  
116 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:49:29  
117 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions 0:50:10  
118 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo 0:50:37  
119 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:50:40  
120 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team 0:51:08  
121 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:51:15  
122 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:51:17  
123 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions 0:52:11  
124 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
125 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:52:34  
126 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:52:44  
127 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:52:55  
128 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions 0:53:21  
129 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 0:53:31  
130 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:54:09  
131 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha 0:55:04  
132 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank 0:55:12  
133 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank 0:55:46  
134 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux 0:55:48  
135 Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:55:59  
136 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:56:00  
137 Iban Mayoz Echeverria (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:56:44  
138 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:56:48  
139 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:56:49  
140 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:57:56  
141 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:58:25  
142 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:59:51  
143 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank 0:59:56  
144 Fabio Felline (Ita) Footon-Servetto 1:00:27  
145 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha 1:00:28  
146 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Quick Step 1:00:35  
147 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 1:00:38  
148 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux 1:01:22  
149 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia 1:01:23  
150 Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack 1:01:30  
151 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 1:01:46  
152 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step 1:01:51  
153 Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto 1:02:20  
154 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1:04:36  
155 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 1:04:54  
156 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia 1:04:56  
157 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 1:05:41  
158 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 1:05:54  
159 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 1:06:53  
160 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 1:07:22  
161 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 1:07:42  
162 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 1:07:51  
163 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux 1:07:57  
164 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Astana 1:08:24  
165 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1:08:45  
166 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions 1:08:50  
167 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions 1:09:06  
168 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team 1:12:31  
169 Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:12:44  
170 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 1:14:05  
171 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step 1:14:14  
172 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions 1:14:15  
173 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team 1:15:10  
174 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 1:15:23  
175 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 1:15:38  
176 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram 1:16:15  
177 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:17:12  
178 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 1:20:13  
179 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step 1:21:50  
180 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team    
181 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 1:22:26  
182 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1:23:02  
183 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux 1:23:26  
184 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana 1:27:22  
185 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 1:27:54  
186 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack 1:27:58  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 118  pts
2 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 114  
3 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha 105  
4 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 92  
5 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia 85  
6 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 82  
7 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 79  
8 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 74  
9 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 71  
10 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 69  
11 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 63  
12 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 54  
13 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions 53  
14 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 48  
15 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 47  
16 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 47  
17 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 45  
18 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions 45  
19 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions 39  
20 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 38  
21 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 37  
22 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 37  
23 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux 34  
24 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini 33  
25 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 33  
26 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 33  
27 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 31  
28 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 31  
29 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 30  
30 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 29  
31 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram 26  
32 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 26  
33 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 26  
34 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions 25  
35 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 24  
36 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto 24  
37 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 23  
38 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 23  
39 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo 22  
40 Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 22  
41 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 21  
42 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions 21  
43 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 20  
44 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram 20  
45 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 20  
46 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 18  
47 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank 18  
48 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 17  
49 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto 17  
50 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions 17  
51 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 16  
52 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team 16  
53 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 16  
54 Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack 15  
55 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 15  
56 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 15  
57 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 14  
58 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 14  
59 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 14  
60 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 14  
61 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack 13  
62 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 13  
63 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank 12  
64 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Quick Step 12  
65 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 12  
66 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 12  
67 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia 12  
68 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto 12  
69 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team 12  
70 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team 12  
71 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux 11  
72 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto 11  
73 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana 11  
74 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne 11  
75 Iban Mayoz Echeverria (Spa) Footon-Servetto 10  
76 Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack 10  
77 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step 10  
78 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 9  
79 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 8  
80 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 8  
81 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team 8  
82 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 7  
83 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 6  
84 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 6  
85 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step 6  
86 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 6  
87 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 6  
88 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 6  
89 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 6  
90 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 6  
91 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 6  
92 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 5  
93 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia 4  
94 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 4  
95 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team 4  
96 Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 4  
97 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha 4  
98 Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 4  
99 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 3  
100 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha 3  
101 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank 3  
102 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack 2  
103 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
104 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux 2  
105 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 2  
106 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 2  
107 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack 2  
108 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank 2  
109 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team 2  
110 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 2  
111 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
112 Iban Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
113 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 2  
114 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha 2  
115 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 2  
116 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack 2  
117 Alexander Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas-Doimo 2  
118 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha 2  
119 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 2  
120 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 2  
121 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana 2  
122 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 2  
123 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne 2  
124 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram 2  
125 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana 2  
126 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 2  
127 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana 2  
128 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha 2  
129 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 2  
130 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux 2  
131 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto 2  
132 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
133 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 2  
134 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 2  
135 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana 2  
136 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
137 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo 2  
138 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team 2  
139 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions 2  
140 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 2  
141 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
142 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team 2  
143 Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto 2  
144 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia 2  
145 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 2  
146 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 2  
147 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 2  
148 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step 2  
149 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 1  
150 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne -3  
151 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini -5  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 44  pts
2 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 36  
3 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 30  
4 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 28  
5 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto 27  
6 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 26  
7 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 22  
8 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 21  
9 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 20  
10 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 19  
11 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo 18  
12 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank 18  
13 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 16  
14 Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 16  
15 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini 16  
16 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 14  
17 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 14  
18 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 14  
19 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 12  
20 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto 12  
21 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 11  
22 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 11  
23 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 11  
24 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 10  
25 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack 10  
26 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 7  
27 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step 6  
28 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 6  
29 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia 5  
30 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana 5  
31 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 5  
32 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 4  
33 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto 4  
34 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions 3  
35 Iban Mayoz Echeverria (Spa) Footon-Servetto 3  
36 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 3  
37 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 2  
38 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 2  
39 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 2  
40 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 2  
41 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 2  
42 Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 2  
43 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 2  
44 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne 1  
45 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 1  
46 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1  
47 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1  
48 Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
Best young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 37:57:29  
2 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo 0:01:25  
3 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 0:02:17  
4 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:04:07  
5 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:10:54  
6 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:17:10  
7 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:23:57  
8 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:24:28  
9 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:24:57  
10 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto 0:29:09  
11 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:30:31  
12 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne 0:34:49  
13 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:35:20  
14 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:38:50  
15 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 0:42:27  
16 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha 0:42:39  
17 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:43:04  
18 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:45:37  
19 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:48:17  
20 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo 0:50:17  
21 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:50:20  
22 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:51:51  
23 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux 0:55:28  
24 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:56:29  
25 Fabio Felline (Ita) Footon-Servetto 1:00:07  
26 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 1:00:18  
27 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia 1:01:03  
28 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step 1:01:31  
29 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1:04:16  
30 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 1:04:34  
31 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team 1:14:50  
32 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram 1:15:55  
33 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 1:19:53  
34 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 1:22:06  
35 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux 1:23:06  
36 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 1:27:34  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Rabobank    
2 Astana    
3 Team Radioshack    
4 Caisse d'Epargne    
5 AG2R La Mondiale    
6 Liquigas-Doimo    
7 Team HTC - Columbia    
8 BMC Racing Team    
9 Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
10 Omega Pharma - Lotto    
11 Euskaltel - Euskadi    
12 Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
13 Sky Pro Cycling    
14 Quick Step    
15 Footon-Servetto    
16 Team Saxo Bank    
17 Française Des Jeux    
18 Garmin - Transitions    
19 Katusha Team    
20 Cervelo Test Team    
21 Team Milram    
22 Lampre - Farnese    

 

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Scott Sunderland's stage analysis

As we expected, the big boys came out to play on the stage and really put their cards on the table. And it was fascinating to watch.

As a fellow Australian, it was great to see Cadel Evans pull on the yellow jersey again. He rode another clever stage. Sometimes a crash can knock it out of you and you suffer in the finale, but he was good. Now we'll see how long he can keep it, and if he has the team to keep it. The BMC team at the Tour is a lot stronger than the one at the Giro but they now face a lot of work.

I think Andy Schleck was fantastic in the finale, and I was really happy to see him win. He was strong and to be honest he could have perhaps attacked earlier and earned even more time on the other guys. Saxo Bank has done a lot of work so far in the race and lost Frank Schleck but they will be on a high during the rest day and confident for later in the race.

Bradley Wiggins' confidence has probably taken a bit of hit but his Tour isn't over at all. Some people were surprised Team Sky took up the race on the Col de la Ramaz but you've got to go with your gut feeling and it is often better to take control of the race and set the pace. Wiggins knows his body better than most riders and rightly eased off on the climb to the finish so he didn't blow completely. There's still a long way to go for Wiggo in this Tour.

It was a pity to see Lance Armstrong lose so much time and be out of the race. His over chances are over, and after the first week of racing. He managed to avoid a lot of bad luck (in his Tour career) but it's all caught up with him this week and especially on this stage. He landed on his back on the second crash and that can cause huge problems to your breathing. I hope he can make it to Paris in his last ever Tour.

I'm sure Lance and all the riders will be happy to have reached the first rest day. They've been through a lot to get this far and many of them are battered and bruised. With the heat also a big factor, the second week and especially the stages in the Pyrenees will be about who recovers well.

The classification has been shuffled again and now we'll see what happens in week two. It seems like we've been through a lot already but there's still a long way to go.