Fourth stage win for Cavendish in Montpellier

GC stays put on transitional stage

Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) took his fourth victory in this year's Tour de France to boost his career total to 19 when he sprinted home half a bike length ahead of Garmin-Cervélo's Tyler Farrar with Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-ISD) in third.

Led out perfectly by his HTC teammates in what was a technical finish in Montpellier, Cavendish started his sprint from 200 meters out, his initial surge carrying him clear of his rivals and proving decisive. Hulking Liquigas sprinter Daniel Oss was on the Briton's wheel, but the youngster faded and it was Farrar, who surged through from third back, who pressed Cavendish closest.

"I can't let the guys down when they ride like that," said Cavendish, who became the first rider in history to win four stages in four consecutive Tours. "It was incredible, the guys rode hard all day. The first half we worked with Europcar, who were riding really strongly, and then the second half we were on our own. The guys are motorbikes.

"I thought they might be a bit tired after waiting for me and pulling like they did yesterday, but the fact that we got through yesterday makes it even more gratifying that we won here. It was a difficult finish, a technical finish, incredibly difficult with the wind. We were fighting with the GC riders, with Cadel Evans, with the Schleck brothers, with Alberto Contador, with Ivan Basso in the final kilometers. It's really not normal. But the guys kept together and I'm so, so proud of them," said Cavendish.

Five riders featured in the break of the day. Quick Step's Niki Terpstra was the last of them to be pulled back, with just 3km remaining as Gilbert launched a late attack. Although he was quickly joined by FDJ's Anthony Roux and Vacansoleil's Marco Marcato, the Belgian champion never got out of range of the fast-moving peloton and was reeled back before the 2km banner.

Lampre, Sky and Garmin all took turns on the front of the bunch in the next kilometer, but HTC regained pole position just inside the final kilometer, where Matt Goss's turn of speed set Renshaw and Cavendish up perfectly for the final run to the line. Renshaw then kept everyone behind lined out, ensuring Cavendish was exactly where he wanted to be when he made his final acceleration down the right-hand barriers.

Having already beaten green jersey rivals José Joaquín Rojas (Movistar) and Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) in the stage's intermediate sprint, Cavendish extended his lead in the points competition to 37 points over Rojas going into Monday's rest day, with Gilbert now some distance behind this pair.

"I guess things worked out quite well for us today with the win and the points at that intermediate sprint," said Renshaw. "But it's not in the bag. Gilbert is really strong and we've got a stage into Gap that's perfect for him."

There was no notable change in the overall standings, with Thomas Voeckler retaining the yellow jersey for another day and his Europcar team able to have a relatively easy stage going into Monday's rest day. The Frenchman, though, is playing down his chances of contending for the overall title in Paris.

"I can't win the Tour. I will give all I can to keep the jersey, but when I look at the guys who are just behind me and when I look at the stages that are ahead I don't know how I could win," Voeckler told ITV.

A break from the gun

Once again an escape group formed very early on. Mickael Delage (FDJ) jumped the very second the flag dropped to start the stage. He was soon joined by Terpstra, Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis), Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha) and Anthony Delaplace (Saur-Sojasun).

The quintet's advantage rose rapidly with the bunch initially happy to take things easy after a series of tough stages through the Pyrenees. But it wasn't long before HTC's Lars Bak and Danny Pate went to work to hold that gap at a very catch-able three minutes or so, helped by Voeckler's Europcar team.

From that point on, the stage progressed in a relatively straightforward fashion, although Saxo Bank leader Alberto Contador later explained that the strong winds had been a considerable complicating factor. "It might have seemed like an easy day on the TV, but it was complicated. There was a lot of tension, there were points where we were doing 70km/h with a tailwind, and there were constant changes of direction," said the Spaniard. "It was a day of real tension and stress."

Duelling at the intermediate sprint

The stage really started to come to life at the day's intermediate sprint in Montagnac with 46km remaining. In the breakaway, Dumoulin and Delage gave it everything, Delage narrowly taking the decision. A couple minutes later, HTC set up Cavendish down the right-hand side of the road, and he held off Rojas and Gilbert to take sixth place. HTC then returned to setting the pace on the front of the bunch, with Leopard-Trek and BMC also prominent as they kept their leaders well protected.

The breakaways continued to work well together until Ignatiev attacked with 22km remaining. Terpstra was the only rider to respond. As these two pressed on, the three French riders quickly dropped back towards the peloton.

The two leaders had just 25 seconds in hand on the HTC-led bunch with 10km left. This gap was being whittled away when Terpstra decided to go it alone with 6.5km to the line. The many twists in the road as it approached Montpellier enabled Terpstra to keep his lead at around a dozen seconds or so until well inside the final 5km.

Gilbert's attack from 3.2km out finally brought an end to Terpstra's offensive. But, after working so hard all day for their sprinter, there was no way HTC's train was going to be knocked off course at that late stage.

Cavendish summed the day up perfectly when he explained: "I cross the finish line first – I have done it 19 times – but there's only one person who can do that. Today two of my team-mates rode for 190km and the rest delivered me to the line. I have an incredible bunch of guys. The commitment of those guys is amazing. I'm incredibly lucky."

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad4:20:24 
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
3Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
4Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
5Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team  
6Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling  
7Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team  
8Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
9Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team  
10Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
11Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
12Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
13André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
14Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
15Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana  
16Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
17Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ  
18Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
19Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
20Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
21Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
22Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
23Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
24Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
25Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
26Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
27Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
28Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
29Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
30Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
31Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ  
32Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
33Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek  
34Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek  
35Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar  
36Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad  
37Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
38Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
39Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
40Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
41Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek  
42Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
43Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
44Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
45Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
46Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
47Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
48Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
49Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
50Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
51George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
52Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
53Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
54Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
55Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
56Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling  
57Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana  
58Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
59Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek  
60Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team  
61Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
62Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team  
63Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
64Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
65Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
66Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
67Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack  
68José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team  
69Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
70Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
71Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar  
72Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
73Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek  
74Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
75Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
76Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
77Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team  
78Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
79Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ  
80Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
81Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team  
82Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
83Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack  
84Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
85Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling  
86Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
87Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale  
88Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack  
89Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ  
90Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
91Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling  
92David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team  
93Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
94Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
95Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
96Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
97Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
98Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
99Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team  
100Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
101Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar  
102Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
103Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana  
104Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
105Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
106Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
107Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack  
108Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
109Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
110Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
111David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
112Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
113Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
114Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard  
115Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek  
116Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling  
117Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek0:00:23 
118David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - ISD  
119David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:28 
120Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD0:00:44 
121Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ0:00:49 
122Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
123Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:51 
124Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:03 
125Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad0:01:28 
126Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad  
127Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:01:35 
128Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
129Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
130Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard  
131Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
132Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD  
133Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team  
134Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
135Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
136Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
137Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:47 
138Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:56 
139Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:02:19 
140Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek  
141Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team  
142Addy Engels (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team0:02:38 
143Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
144Egor Silin (Rus) Katusha Team  
145Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana  
146Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ  
147Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:09 
148Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar  
149Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team  
150Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:03:16 
151Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
152Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
153Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team  
154Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:32 
155Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
156Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar  
157Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
158Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:05:00 
159Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana  
160Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
161Jesús Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
162Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad  
163Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek  
164Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack  
165Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad  
166Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:05:16 
167Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:05:22 
168Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad0:05:25 
169Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:06:10 
170Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad45 pts
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo35 
3Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD30 
4Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale26 
5Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team22 
6Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling20 
7Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team18 
8Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne16 
9Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team14 
10Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale12 
11Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun10 
12Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne8 
13André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto6 
14Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team4 
15Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana2 
Intermediate sprint - Montagnac, km. 146.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ20 pts
2Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne17 
3Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun15 
4Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team13 
5Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team11 
6Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad10 
7Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team9 
8Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto8 
9Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team7 
10Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad6 
11Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad5 
12Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad4 
13Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad3 
14Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ2 
15George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team1 
Mountain 1 - Côte de Villespassans (Cat. 4) km. 82
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team1 
Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale4:20:24 
2Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling  
3Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team  
4Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
5Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ  
6Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
7Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
8Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ  
9Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
10Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
11Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
12Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
13Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
14Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
15Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
16Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
17Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
18Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
19Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale  
20Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
21Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
22Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
23Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
24Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling  
25Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:51 
26Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:35 
27Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
28Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team  
29Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
30Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:47 
31Egor Silin (Rus) Katusha Team0:02:38 
32Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team0:03:09 
33Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:32 
34Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana0:05:00 
35Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad0:05:25 
Most aggressive rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Garmin-Cervelo13:01:12 
2Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
3Saur - Sojasun  
4HTC-Highroad  
5AG2R La Mondiale  
6Liquigas-Cannondale  
7Omega Pharma-Lotto  
8Movistar Team  
9Pro Team Astana  
10Leopard Trek  
11Sky Procycling  
12Quickstep Cycling Team  
13Euskaltel-Euskadi  
14FDJ  
15BMC Racing Team  
16Team Europcar  
17Rabobank Cycling Team  
General classification after stage 15
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar65:24:34 
2Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek0:01:49 
3Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:02:06 
4Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek0:02:15 
5Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:16 
6Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:44 
7Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard0:04:00 
8Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:04:01 
9Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:05:46 
10Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:06:18 
11Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:07:55 
12Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:20 
13Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:09:02 
14Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:09:20 
15Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack0:09:50 
16Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad0:10:01 
17Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ0:10:05 
18Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:10:56 
19Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ0:11:54 
20Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:12:06 
21Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:12:56 
22Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:13:03 
23Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team0:15:11 
24Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team0:16:43 
25Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack0:16:48 
26Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:16:54 
27Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team0:19:41 
28Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:20:50 
29Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:21:06 
30Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek0:21:40 
31David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:21:57 
32Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:25:18 
33Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:26:25 
34Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:26:37 
35Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:28:20 
36Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad0:28:34 
37Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:30:51 
38Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team0:30:58 
39Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:31:55 
40Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:34:43 
41Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:35:21 
42Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling0:35:27 
43Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:37:26 
44Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:38:01 
45Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:38:22 
46Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek0:39:46 
47Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek0:39:48 
48Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:42:17 
49Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:42:44 
50David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team0:43:03 
51Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana0:43:56 
52Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:45:29 
53George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team0:45:42 
54Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar0:48:53 
55Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:50:36 
56Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:54:00 
57Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:54:07 
58David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:55:30 
59Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:55:48 
60Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling0:56:35 
61Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:57:58 
62Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:00:01 
63Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling1:03:23 
64Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad1:03:27 
65Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team1:03:52 
66Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard1:04:10 
67Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek1:04:11 
68Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team1:05:22 
69Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1:05:41 
70Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale1:10:22 
71David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - ISD1:10:23 
72Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:12:20 
73Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard1:13:05 
74Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana1:14:40 
75Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1:15:51 
76Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:15:57 
77Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team1:17:01 
78Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team1:17:07 
79Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
80Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:18:08 
81Egor Silin (Rus) Katusha Team1:18:16 
82Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack1:19:38 
83Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:19:58 
84Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:21:24 
85Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack1:21:30 
86Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek1:21:43 
87Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:22:16 
88Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team1:22:26 
89Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard1:24:06 
90Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team1:24:19 
91Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ1:25:26 
92Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:26:10 
93José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team1:26:35 
94Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling1:29:21 
95Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale1:31:54 
96Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling1:32:55 
97Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ1:33:01 
98Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:33:19 
99Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD1:34:10 
100Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team1:35:22 
101Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1:35:58 
102Jesús Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard1:36:51 
103Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:38:02 
104Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD1:38:38 
105Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ1:39:45 
106Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD1:39:47 
107Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard1:40:48 
108Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team1:41:11 
109Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:43:44 
110Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ1:43:53 
111Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana1:44:37 
112Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1:45:14 
113Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1:45:51 
114Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar1:46:05 
115Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard1:46:06 
116Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1:46:07 
117Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana1:46:27 
118Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1:46:32 
119Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard1:48:43 
120Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek1:50:55 
121Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ1:51:32 
122Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team1:51:41 
123Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1:51:42 
124Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD1:51:50 
125Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1:52:33 
126Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1:53:37 
127Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling1:54:39 
128Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1:54:49 
129Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team1:55:53 
130Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek1:56:33 
131Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:57:49 
132Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1:58:00 
133Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:58:32 
134Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad1:58:34 
135Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana1:59:10 
136Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:59:26 
137Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana1:59:38 
138Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad2:00:30 
139Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team2:01:34 
140Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2:03:07 
141Addy Engels (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team2:04:19 
142Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:05:03 
143Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD2:05:30 
144Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun2:05:38 
145Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun2:05:40 
146Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team2:06:01 
147Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD2:06:25 
148Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack  
149Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo2:08:28 
150Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:08:52 
151Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Saur - Sojasun2:09:11 
152André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto2:11:11 
153Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad2:11:12 
154Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale2:11:20 
155Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar2:13:46 
156Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo2:14:15 
157Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana2:16:12 
158Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad2:19:20 
159Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:19:25 
160Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad2:19:50 
161Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar2:19:51 
162Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-Cervelo2:19:55 
163Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team2:20:15 
164Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team2:22:01 
165Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun2:22:36 
166Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:22:42 
167Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad2:25:42 
168Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2:32:59 
169Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar2:33:38 
170Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team2:43:07 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad319 pts
2Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team282 
3Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto248 
4Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo192 
5André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto170 
6Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team159 
7Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo141 
8Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ122 
9Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling105 
10Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD96 
11Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale94 
12Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ77 
13Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team77 
14Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team77 
15Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi75 
16Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek69 
17Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard69 
18Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling68 
19Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale66 
20Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar62 
21Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar60 
22Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad57 
23Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ55 
24Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ51 
25Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun51 
26Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun51 
27Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto49 
28Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team48 
29Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne48 
30Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek47 
31Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling46 
32Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team45 
33José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team45 
34Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad43 
35Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ42 
36Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team42 
37Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne41 
38Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad40 
39Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD39 
40Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi37 
41David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne34 
42Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne34 
43Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad32 
44Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team32 
45Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team32 
46Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team31 
47Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale31 
48Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne31 
49Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale30 
50Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale27 
51Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team27 
52Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne27 
53Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team26 
54Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne23 
55Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ23 
56Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale21 
57Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ20 
58Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun20 
59Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling20 
60Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad20 
61Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team19 
62Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo18 
63Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo18 
64Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana17 
65David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo17 
66Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team17 
67Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek16 
68Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun15 
69Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team15 
70Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team15 
71Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale15 
72Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar15 
73Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad13 
74Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD13 
75Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi13 
76Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling13 
77Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana13 
78Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana13 
79Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team13 
80Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi13 
81Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar12 
82Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo11 
83Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team11 
84Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne11 
85Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek10 
86Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana10 
87Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad10 
88Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale9 
89Addy Engels (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team9 
90Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo8 
91Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar8 
92Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling8 
93Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD8 
94Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek7 
95Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar4 
96Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek4 
97Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale4 
98Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team3 
99Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale3 
100Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team3 
101Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team2 
102Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale2 
103Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack2 
104Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team2 
105Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana2 
106Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2 
107Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
108George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team1 
109Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team1 
110Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
111Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek1 
112Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
113Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
114Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team-5 
115Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack-10 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto74 pts
2Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi72 
3Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ45 
4Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek28 
5Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team26 
6Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek24 
7Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team22 
8Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team20 
9Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ19 
10Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling18 
11Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale18 
12Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ17 
13Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar17 
14Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale16 
15David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne16 
16Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi16 
17Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo12 
18Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun10 
19Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar9 
20Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi8 
21Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling8 
22Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team8 
23Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team7 
24Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad5 
25Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team5 
26Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team5 
27Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard5 
28Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne4 
29Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team4 
30Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana4 
31Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
32Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling4 
33Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana4 
34Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ3 
35Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
36Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team2 
37Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun2 
38Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team2 
39David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo2 
40Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ2 
41Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad2 
42Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
43Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team1 
44Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar1 
45José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team1 
46Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
47Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team1 
48Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling65:32:29 
2Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:07 
3Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:25 
4Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ0:02:10 
5Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:05:01 
6Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:05:08 
7Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:18:42 
8Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:22:56 
9Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:27:26 
10Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling0:27:32 
11Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:42:41 
12Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:55:28 
13Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad0:55:32 
14Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:57:46 
15Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale1:02:27 
16Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1:07:56 
17Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team1:09:06 
18Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD1:09:12 
19Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:10:13 
20Egor Silin (Rus) Katusha Team1:10:21 
21Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:13:29 
22Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ1:17:31 
23Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale1:23:59 
24Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team1:27:27 
25Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1:28:03 
26Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ1:35:58 
27Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana1:36:42 
28Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling1:46:44 
29Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad1:52:35 
30Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:57:08 
31Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1:57:43 
32Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team1:58:06 
33Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:00:57 
34Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-Cervelo2:12:00 
35Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team2:35:12 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Leopard Trek195:47:43 
2Team Europcar0:00:06 
3AG2R La Mondiale0:02:32 
4Team Garmin-Cervelo0:03:43 
5Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:14:14 
6Euskaltel-Euskadi0:16:28 
7Sky Procycling0:27:49 
8Quickstep Cycling Team0:29:32 
9FDJ0:32:46 
10Omega Pharma-Lotto0:45:02 
11BMC Racing Team0:46:35 
12HTC-Highroad0:47:44 
13Rabobank Cycling Team0:49:34 
14Pro Team Astana0:54:54 
15Saur - Sojasun1:08:09 
16Liquigas-Cannondale1:08:54 
17Movistar Team1:39:24 

 

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