Cavendish gets his win the hard way

Hushovd safe for another day in yellow on crash-filled stage

The first week hasn't been a happy hunting ground for Mark Cavendish, but according to the Manxman he and his HTC-Highroad team fought a nervous Tour de France peloton and adversity created by the race organisers to win stage five of this year's race.

After what was a tough finishing kilometre in Cap Fréhel, Cavendish earned his 16th and arguably sweetest Tour stage win in tough circumstances – a peloton hell bent on destroying itself with crashes and a long finale that seemed to take an eternity – which came after four days that have hardly been memorable for the 26-year-old.

Cavendish attributed this last factor to the organisers planning the route of this year's Tour; he could hardly be accused of delivering the usual post-win clichés in his interview after the stage and lambasted them somewhat for the route of the opening four days.

"The organisers made it hard for us to have a bunch sprint in the first week of the Tour this year – that's because we dominated last year and they tried to make a handicap for us so we started on the back foot this year," said Cavendish.

Whilst many are accustomed to seeing the Manxman fire at the end of an HTC-Highroad train in the final kilometre, today Cavendish had to come from behind the first half-dozen sprinters and stake his claim at the head of the race, just when it mattered.

It was an impressive display and possibly a reflection of both self-belief in the face of his declared adversity and an increasing ability to adapt to the conditions of the day.

"The nine guys on our team did a tremendous job – it didn't look like the normal train we had but in the last 15k they kept the pace high and strung it out. If they didn't do that I would have been a kilometre behind at the finish," Cavendish said.

"That finish was hard – really hard. It was a proper hard finish," he gasped. "Coming into the last kilometre [former teammate, André] Greipel bashed into me...After the other day, what was I supposed to do?"

Nevertheless, Cavendish made the most of an opportunity to come around the outside of the leading sprinters and relegate Omega Pharma-Lotto's Philippe Gilbert – who appeared destined for another stage win – and Movistar jumper José Joaquin Rojas to second and third place respectively.

"You can see what sort of finish it was – Brad [Wiggins] was up there, G [Geraint Thomas] was too," Cavendish continued. "It was proper hard. My legs were going, going, going...I'm really happy. It's just good that we came out against adversity."

There was more extreme adversity for some, including defending champion Alberto Contador, as crashes marred what was a nervous and messy day. The likes of Janez Brajkovic (RadioShack) and Christophe Kern (Team Europcar) abandoned whilst Tom Boonen may also abandon before proceedings get underway tomorrow in Dinan.

Staying out of trouble and in the mix was Garmin-Cervélo'sThor Hushovd, who remains in yellow and must not be thinking of holding onto the jersey until the first decent mountain finish in Super Besse this Sancy this weekend.

There was a change to the green jersey classification after some questionable sprinting from the field for sixth place on the intermediate sprint point, Boonen and points leader Rojas were both disqualified for the bonus points. The seven points Rojas lost in that decision dropped him behind Gilbert in the green jersey competition, but the call was only made after the podium presentation had taken place.

Cirque du Soleil but no sunshine in Brittany

For the spirited four who got their day off to an invigorated start by jumping away, the breakaway was the safest place to be. Those men with a sixth sense for safety were Tristan Valentin of Cofidis, Europcar's Sébastien Turgot, José Ivan Gutierrez from Movistar and the youthful Anthony Delaplace of Saur-Sojasun.

With 120km left in the stage, the break had been retrieved to within five minutes of the peloton, although it was in no great rush to peg back the four out front.

With about 90km to go the circus started: two seemingly innocuous accidents affected three of the pre-race favourites; RadioShack's Janez Brajkovic was forced to withdraw whilst Alberto Contador felt the wrath of the gods again by crashing; another setback that saw him require a bike change and a swift ride back to the peloton. Rabobank rider Robert Gesink also came down and made it back to the relative safety of the group with the defending champ.

Meanwhile, away from the confusion and calamity, the leading quartet still had itself a lead in excess of 3:30. A further 10km down the road to Cap Fréhel that gap had been slashed by a minute as Danish champion Nicki Sörensen (Saxo Bank Sungard) added to Bjarne Riis's woes when he was brought down by a TV motorbike that came too close for comfort.

In the following three kilometres another minute was wiped from the lead enjoyed by the four up front – and the reason? Garmin-Cervélo driving the pace at the head of proceedings in an attempt to set up the second half of the stage for a sprint finish.

As Jonathan Vaughters's men seared the break's steak at the front of the peloton, amongst the cars, Brajkovic's teammate Yaroslav Popovych wasn't immune to the crash-fest taking place, the Ukrainian veteran sporting some road rash and undoubtedly some bruising for tomorrow's jaunt to Lisieux after taking a tumble.

Another man sporting some sore spots tomorrow will be Boonen, who came down with teammates Dries Devenyns and Gert Steegmans as the leaders clicked over 58km until the close of play. He limped back to the finish with Addy Engels for company but it's unlikely he'll take any further part in this year's Tour.

Setting it up early

Having knocked the gap between peloton and break down to 30 seconds, Garmin-Cervélo readjusted its strategy and took its collective foot off the gas to preserve energy before the finale – one that it hoped would favour Tyler Farrar. Consequently, the leading quartet shot back to a 1:38 lead and the catch would be saved for a later date in the day's proceedings.

That would happen with 45km remaining – still a long way from home – but surely there was a sting to come in the tale of the day. Europcar's Thomas Voeckler and FDJ rider Jeremy Roy decided they would provide that with an attack as the peloton approached 32km remaining in the stage.

Four kilometres later the duo had amassed a lead of 41 seconds, with BMC Racing, Leopard Trek and Liquigas-Cannondale patrolling the front of the peloton and as the main group hit 25 clicks until the finish the cross-tailwind kicked in to assist its pursuit of the plucky two men out front.

With 12.5km to go the gap had actually increased to 1:02, although with HTC-Highroad and Garmin-Cervélo on the front of the peloton that was sure to rapidly decrease as the impetus ran through the main group, reflected in the fact that the leading duo had 27 seconds as it passed the 10km-to-go banner – according to the time board, at least. On the road that looked a lot smaller.

After a stint on the front together of 29km Voeckler decided it was time to bid adieu to Roy and try his hand at a solo victory. A kilometre later he realised the dream was over and with just two clicks left in a bizarre stage, it was time to Allan Peiper's men to again demonstrate why they are regarded as the best in the sprint game.

With Tony Martin leading Matt Goss at the head of proceedings, the Australian swung off, creating a gap that was soon filled by Team Sky's Edvald Boasson Hagen, as the Norwegian – and former Highroad rider – took a flier before the flamme rouge.

There was no fairytale however, as he too was swept up and deposited out the back of the sprint with teammate and best young rider Geraint Thomas in the thick of the action. Instead it was another Brit, Cavendish, making the running with 150 metres remaining to round the contenders and make it sweet 16.

Full Results (*revised after sprint DQ)

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad3:38:32 
2Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
3Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team  
4Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
5Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling  
6André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
7Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
8William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ  
9Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
10Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
11Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
12Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack  
13Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ  
14Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek  
15Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
16Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana  
17Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
18Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling  
19Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ  
20Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
21Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team  
22Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
23Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek  
24Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team  
25Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
26Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
27Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
28Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
29Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
30Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
31George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
32Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
33Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
34Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha Team  
35Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
36Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack  
37José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team  
38Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
39Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
40David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
41Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek  
42Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
43Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
44Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
45Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
46Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack  
47Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
48Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
49Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek  
50Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar  
51Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
52Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team  
53Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
54Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
55Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
56Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
57Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
58Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
59Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack  
60Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
61Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
62Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek  
63Egor Silin (Rus) Katusha Team  
64Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team  
65Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team  
66Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
67Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team  
68Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad  
69Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
70Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
71Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar  
72Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek  
73Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ  
74Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
75Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale  
76Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
77Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
78Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
79Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
80Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
81Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team  
82Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
83Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
84Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
85Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack  
86Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
87Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ  
88Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ  
89Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ  
90Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
91Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
92Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana  
93Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
94Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack  
95Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
96Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
97Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
98Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
99David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team  
100Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar  
101Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
102Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
103Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team  
104Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling  
105David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
106Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
107Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team  
108Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
109Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
110Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:25 
111Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
112Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
113Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
114Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:32 
115Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
116Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad0:00:33 
117Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana  
118Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
119Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling  
120Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:36 
121Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
122Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
123Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard  
124Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
125Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
126David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - ISD  
127Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
128Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD0:00:56 
129Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:00 
130Frederik Willems (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:35 
131Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
132Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:42 
133Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar  
134Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling  
135Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team  
136Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:01:45 
137Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek  
138Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
139Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
140Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
141Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
142Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
143Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard  
144Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:49 
145Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
146Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek  
147Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
148Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
149Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
150Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:57 
151Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling  
152Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ0:02:05 
153Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad0:02:25 
154Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana0:02:30 
155Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:02:34 
156Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad0:02:46 
157Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
158Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad  
159Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad  
160Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek  
161Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
162Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
163Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
164Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
165Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
166Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
167Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
168Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team  
169Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana  
170David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:04:29 
171Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad  
172Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
173Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
174Jesús Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
175Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
176Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team  
177Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
178Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team  
179Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
180Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack  
181John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
182Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack  
183Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
184Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team  
185Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:10 
186Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team0:05:56 
187Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team  
188Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar0:06:04 
189Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:08:33 
190Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
191Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
192Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:12:43 
193Iván Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
194Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:13:08 
195Addy Engels (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team  
DNFJanez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack  
DNSChristophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad45 pts
2Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto35 
3Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team30 
4Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne26 
5Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling22 
6André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto20 
7Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale18 
8William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ16 
9Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale14 
10Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo12 
11Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team10 
12Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack8 
13Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ6 
14Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek4 
15Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
Intermediate Sprint - Goudelin, km. 70
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar20 pts
2Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne17 
3José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team15 
4Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun13 
5Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team11 
6Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne10 
7Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team9 
8Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto8 
9Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ7 
10Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team6 
11Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad5 
12Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team4 
13Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD3 
14Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team2 
15Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad1 
Mountain 1 - Côte de Gurunhuel (Cat. 4) km. 45.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1 
Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne3:38:32 
2Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling  
3Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
4Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ  
5Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana  
6Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
7Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ  
8Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team  
9Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
10Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
11Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
12Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
13Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
14Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
15Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
16Egor Silin (Rus) Katusha Team  
17Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team  
18Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
19Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale  
20Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
21Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
22Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
23Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
24Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
25Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team  
26Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling  
27Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
28Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad0:00:33 
29Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
30Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:36 
31Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad0:02:46 
32Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:04:29 
33Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
34Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
35Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team  
36Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team  
37Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:10 
38Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team0:05:56 
39Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:08:33 
Most aggressive rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Omega Pharma-Lotto10:55:36 
3Sky Procycling  
4AG2R La Mondiale  
5Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
6Pro Team Astana  
7Leopard Trek  
8Team RadioShack  
10Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
11Team Garmin-Cervelo  
12Quickstep Cycling Team  
13Movistar Team  
14Katusha Team  
16BMC Racing Team  
17Team Europcar  
18Rabobank Cycling Team  
20Saur - Sojasun  
21Lampre - ISD0:00:32 
22Saxo Bank Sungard0:00:36 
General classification after stage 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo17:36:57 
2Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:01 
3Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek0:00:04 
4David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:08 
5Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack0:00:10 
6Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling  
7Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:12 
8Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
9Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek  
10Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek  
11Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad0:00:13 
12Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad  
13Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack0:00:18 
14Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack  
15Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:20 
16Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:00:32 
17Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:33 
18Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:39 
19Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:40 
20Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:58 
21Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:03 
22Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:01:04 
23Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek0:01:06 
24Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:12 
25Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
26Egor Silin (Rus) Katusha Team  
27Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:15 
28Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar  
29Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:01:18 
30Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team0:01:21 
31Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team  
32Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:01:22 
33Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team0:01:29 
34Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team  
35Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:31 
36Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:34 
37Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
38Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ0:01:38 
39Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard0:01:42 
40Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:45 
41Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha Team  
42Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:49 
43Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:01:57 
44Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
45Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek0:02:00 
46Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling0:02:06 
47George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team0:02:10 
48Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:02:18 
49Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack0:02:24 
50Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ0:02:25 
51Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana0:02:29 
52Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:02:34 
53Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:02:36 
54Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale  
55Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
56Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ0:02:37 
57Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team0:02:43 
58Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:02:47 
59Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:52 
60Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad0:02:59 
61Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ0:03:00 
62Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ  
63Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:04 
64Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:06 
65Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:07 
66Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:12 
67Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:03:16 
68Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:20 
69Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:03:27 
70Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:30 
71Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:03:34 
72David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
73Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team0:03:36 
74Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:03:39 
75Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:59 
76Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD0:04:06 
77Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:04:09 
78Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:14 
79Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:19 
80Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack0:04:21 
81Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad0:04:22 
82Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard0:04:25 
83Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:04:28 
84Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
85William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ0:04:29 
86Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ0:04:30 
87Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling0:04:32 
88Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:04:33 
89Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:04:54 
90Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
91Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:04:55 
92Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:05:07 
93Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:05:19 
94Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:05:31 
95José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:05:38 
96Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:06:06 
97Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:06:09 
98Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek0:06:10 
99Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek  
100Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:06:11 
101Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:06:26 
102Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:06:43 
103Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:06:47 
104Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:06:53 
105Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling0:06:56 
106Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:07:13 
107Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:07:15 
108Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:07:18 
109John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:36 
110Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:07:42 
111Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:08:07 
112Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:08:11 
113Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack0:08:13 
114Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana0:08:14 
115Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling  
116Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard0:08:26 
117David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - ISD0:08:28 
118Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team0:08:29 
119Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:08:35 
120Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:08:45 
121Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:08:49 
122Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:08:51 
123André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:08:52 
124Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
125Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:08:53 
126Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek0:09:01 
127Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ  
128Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:09:06 
129Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:09:17 
130Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
131Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack0:09:20 
132Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:09:26 
133Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar  
134Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:09:28 
135Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana0:09:38 
136Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team0:09:46 
137Frederik Willems (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:09:53 
138Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:09:58 
139Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:10:00 
140Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek0:10:07 
141Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD0:10:25 
142Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana0:10:32 
143Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team0:10:33 
144Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:10:43 
145Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:11:03 
146Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
147Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:11:06 
148Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:11:13 
149Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:11:15 
150Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:11:16 
151Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team0:11:18 
152Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard0:11:24 
153Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad0:11:31 
154Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team0:11:34 
155Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team0:11:38 
156Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad0:11:40 
157Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:11:50 
158David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team0:11:52 
159Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD0:12:03 
160Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:12:12 
161Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:12:52 
162Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:13:13 
163Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:13:16 
164Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana  
165Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:13:21 
166Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar  
167Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:13:28 
168Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:13:39 
169Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:13:41 
170Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:13:44 
171Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:14:00 
172Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:14:09 
173Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:14:12 
174Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:14:19 
175Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad0:14:22 
176Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:14:23 
177Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
178Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:15:21 
179Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:16:00 
180Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:16:26 
181Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:17:00 
182Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team0:17:47 
183Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:17:56 
184Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team0:18:54 
185David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:19:04 
186Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:19:22 
187Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard0:19:45 
188Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:20:13 
189Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:20:26 
190Iván Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:21:53 
191Jesús Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard0:22:38 
192Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team0:24:21 
193Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack0:25:10 
194Addy Engels (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team0:28:30 
195Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar0:33:57 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto120 pts
2Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team112 
3Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team90 
4Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad84 
5Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo82 
6Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo68 
7André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto48 
8Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team47 
9Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team47 
10Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling44 
11Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale44 
12Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack38 
13Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto38 
14Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ37 
15Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard35 
16Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team35 
17José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team32 
18Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ30 
19Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana30 
20Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar28 
21Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek26 
22Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling26 
23Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne26 
24Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun24 
25Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team20 
26Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo18 
27Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne17 
28Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team17 
29Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne16 
30Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi16 
31William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ16 
32Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne16 
33Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale15 
34Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar15 
35Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team15 
36Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale15 
37Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team15 
38Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack14 
39Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team14 
40Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi13 
41Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun13 
42Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi13 
43Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad12 
44Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale11 
45Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team11 
46Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling10 
47Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek10 
48Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD7 
49Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team7 
50Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling6 
51Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad6 
52Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale6 
53Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD6 
54Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ6 
55Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team6 
56Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad5 
57Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar4 
58Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ4 
59Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek4 
60Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana2 
61Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2 
62Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad1 
63Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
64Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team-5 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team2 pts
2Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
3Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ1 
4Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
5Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1 
6Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling17:37:09 
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
3Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:08 
4Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:46 
5Egor Silin (Rus) Katusha Team0:01:00 
6Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:01:06 
7Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:22 
8Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:33 
9Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling0:01:54 
10Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ0:02:13 
11Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana0:02:17 
12Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale0:02:24 
13Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
14Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ0:02:25 
15Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:02:35 
16Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:40 
17Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad0:02:47 
18Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:54 
19Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:03:04 
20Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:03:15 
21Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team0:03:24 
22Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:57 
23Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:02 
24Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:04:16 
25Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad0:04:42 
26Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:04:43 
27Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:06:14 
28Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:06:31 
29Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:07:59 
30Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:09:48 
31Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team0:10:21 
32Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:11:03 
33Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team0:11:26 
34Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:11:38 
35Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:13:48 
36Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team0:17:35 
37Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team0:18:42 
38Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:20:01 
39Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:20:14 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Garmin-Cervelo52:01:31 
2Sky Procycling0:00:02 
3Leopard Trek0:00:04 
4Team RadioShack0:00:10 
6Pro Team Astana0:00:49 
7Movistar Team0:01:15 
8Team Europcar  
9Quickstep Cycling Team0:01:21 
10Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:34 
11Katusha Team0:01:46 
12Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:48 
13BMC Racing Team0:02:05 
14Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:02:19 
17Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:03:07 
18AG2R La Mondiale0:03:29 
19Lampre - ISD0:04:36 
20Saur - Sojasun0:06:29 
22Saxo Bank Sungard0:08:25 

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