Sanchez saves Rabobank's Tour with stage win in Foix

Punctures for Evans, Wiggins blamed on tacks on road

Luis Leon Sanchez saved Rabobank's honour at the Tour de France, taking a solo win in Foix. He had taken off out of an escape group to take the win, with Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) second and Sandy Casar of FDJ-BigMat third. The peloton with yellow jersey Bradley Wiggins finally came in more than 18 minutes after the Spaniard joyously crossed the finish line.

An early break roared to a huge lead on the first Pyrenees stage, and with an advantage of 15 minutes on the climbs, there was no doubt that they would go for the win. It broke down to a group of Luis Leon Sanchez (Rabobank), Peter Sagan (Liquigas), Sandy Casar (FDJ-Big Mat), Gorka Izagirre (Euskaltel) and Philippe Gilbert (BMC). With 11.5km to go, Sanchez attacked and soloed in to the win.

The main drama of the day came at the top of the final climb, the category one Mur de Péguère. Evans punctured, and had to wait an agonizing 1:15 before help arrived. He had two more punctures on the descent, and the only positive side of his delays was that more of his BMC teammates were able to catch up to him to help.

Yellow jersey Bradley Wiggins tried to keep the tempo down, to allow the defending champion to catch up, and, accompanied by virtually the entire BMC team, Evans rejoined the field before the finale.

Evans was not the only one who punctured, and in fact, there so many problems that suspicions arose. It was soon being said that tacks had been tossed onto the road. “We don't know,” said BMC's George Hincapie. “There was clearly something on the road, probably on the climb or just after. Everyone was flatting. I've never seen anything like it.”

Photos of tacks pulled from tyres soon made the rounds. They claimed one victim, as well. Robert Kiserlovski of Astana crashed just after the summit, apparently due to the tacks, and had to leave the race with suspected fractures.

Sanchez' victory saved the Tour for Rabobank, which had been devastated by injuries and was down to only four riders. Even more uplifting for the Dutch team was the fast that all four riders made the front group, making Rabobank the best team on the day.

It was the fourth career Tour de France stage win for the 28-year-old Spaniard.

"I had three stage wins in other Tours and this year the race turned hard from the first day and it looked like it would be impossible,” he said, according to “But when you fight you can get things done. We have only four riders in the race but when you want it, in the end, you can get the victory."

Sanchez, who had tears in his eyes after his win, knew who to fear. "Sagan can win any sprint in the Tour, so today, in a break with so few people, he would have won easily. I attacked from far out and everything went right.

“Fortunately, I have a family that supports me in everything, me and my brother. My daughter will have seen it on television. And I'm very happy. "

Sagan acknowledged the better man had won the stage.“Luis Leon attacked and we couldn't go with him." And he also noted that he had only himself to blame, as he was eating when Sanchez attacked. "Yes, I should have kept a better eye on him. In the last few kilometers I needed to eat. I wasn't expecting him to attack me at that point. He is experienced and I am not bitter about it. Even if I'd managed to stay with him I might not have won."

“We tried to attack Sagan on the last climb because we knew he was the fastest, but in the end Luis Leon made his jump and we just had nothing left to respond,” Casar said after the stage. “I'm very disappointed. I really wanted to win today.” Sagan “is incredible – we tried on the climb but we couldn't shake him off.”

Large break group on the first day in the Pyrenees

The day's group took some 50km to form, but it turned out to be a potent one, with Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale), Philippe Gilbert (BMC-Racing Team), Cyril Gautier (Europcar), Gorka Izaguirre (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Sebastien Minard (AG2R-Le Mondiale), Eduard Vorganov (Katusha), Sandy Casar (FDJ-Big Mat), Sergio Paulinho (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank), Steven Kruijswijk and Luis Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) and Martin Velits (Omega Pharma-QuickStep). The gap quickly skyrocketed and there was no doubt as to their making it to the finish.

With an impeccable sense of bad timing, the rain started as the leaders went up the first of the day's two category one climbs, the Port du Lers at km 126.5. The break group went over together, and the fans were treated to the unusual sight of world champion Mark Cavendish leading the field on the climb.

Things changed on the second climb, the Mur de Péguère. Three kilometers from the summit, Sanchez attacked, followed by Gilbert. Izagirre and Casar caught them, and Sagan showed his strength to stay in touch with them.

At almost the same time Casar led the way over the top, Evans attacked out of the field – or at least, tried to. He was unable to get away, as has so often happened in this Tour. But worse problems were to come for him.

He pulled over at the top of the climb with a punctured rear tyre and had to wait, gesturing furiously for what seemed like an eternity. Eventually his teammate Stephen Cummings appeared, but - amazingly - he also had a rear puncture. Finally, two more teammates arrived almost simultaneously with the neutral support car, and the Australian was finally underway again. Although it seemed to be forever before he was able to do so, it was only 1:15.

But more problems awaited, as he had to stop and change bikes and later even punctured again. Nor was he the only one to suffer, as the punctures rapidly became too numerous to count. It was later confirmed that “something” had been strewn on the road.

Ahead, Wiggins took a bike change as a precaution while the pace was low, and was quickly underway again. His team held the tempo down throughout the ordeals as a gesture of fairness, but Pierre Rolland of Europcar took advantage of the slower pace to make a move on the descent. Lotto Belisol and Liquigas showed no mercy in hunting him down, and once he was caught the pace went down again.

Sanchez, Gilbert, Izagirre, Casar and Sagan were all together with 14 km to go, but with 11.5km left Sanchez took advantage of a rise to put his winning move in. Rabobank's Spaniard slowly built out his lead and was able to cross the finish line 47 seconds ahead of his former companions.

The peloton was about 15 minutes back by then, but kept things slow enough that Evans and BMC were able to catch up with them.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team4:50:29 
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:47 
3Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
4Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
5Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
6Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank0:02:51 
7Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
8Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:03:49 
9Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team0:04:51 
10Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:04:53 
11Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:14:53 
12Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:18:15 
13Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
14Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
15Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling  
16Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
17Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
18Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale  
19Brice Feillu (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
20Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling  
21Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
22Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling  
23Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
24Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank  
25Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
26Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar  
27Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan  
28Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
29Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
30Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling  
31Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
32Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling  
33Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
34Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
35Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan  
36Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
37Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
38Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team  
39Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
40Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
41Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan  
42Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
43Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
44George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
45Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
46Federico Canuti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
47Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
48Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
49Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team  
50Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
51Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team  
52Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-Nissan  
53Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team  
54Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
55Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
56Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
57Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
58Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
59Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team  
60Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
61Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team  
62Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
63Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
64Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
65Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
66Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team  
67Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
68Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
69Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar0:18:27 
70Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:21:19 
71Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
72Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
73Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
74Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank  
75Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
76Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Sharp  
77Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
78Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
79Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
80Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team  
81Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team  
82Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:23:33 
83Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
84Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
85Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:26:01 
86Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team  
87Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
88Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
89Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
90Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
91Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team  
92Albert Timmer (Ned) Argos-Shimano0:28:18 
93Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
94Roy Curvers (Ned) Argos-Shimano  
95Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
96Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
97Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
98Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
99Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
100Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano  
101Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
102Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
103Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
104Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Argos-Shimano  
105Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
106Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
107Nick Nuyens (Bel) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank  
108Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale  
109Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team  
110Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
111Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
112Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team  
113Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank  
114Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
115Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
116Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team  
117Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
118Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Big Mat  
119André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team  
120Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
121Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team  
122Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
123Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank  
124Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar  
125Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
126Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar  
127Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
128Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
129Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
130Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
131Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
132Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank  
133Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
134Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team  
135Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
136Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD  
137Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
138Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
139Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Argos-Shimano  
140Yann Huguet (Fra) Argos-Shimano  
141Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank  
142Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
143David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Sharp  
144Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
145Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
146Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp  
147David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
148Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling  
149Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
150Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team  
151Alexandr Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
152Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team  
153Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank  
154Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
155Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
156Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
157Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
158Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling  
159Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar0:28:30 
160Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar  
161Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
162Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar0:31:53 
DNFRobert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team  
Intermediate sprint - Tarascon-Sur-Ariège, km. 99.0
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale20 pts
2Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team17 
3Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat15 
4Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank13 
5Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team11 
6Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi10 
7Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep9 
8Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar8 
9Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team7 
10Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6 
11Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team5 
12André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team4 
13Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling3 
14Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling2 
15Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team20 pts
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale17 
3Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat15 
4Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team13 
5Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi11 
6Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank10 
7Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale9 
8Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep8 
9Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team7 
10Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team6 
11Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar5 
12Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne4 
13Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun3 
14Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
15Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling1 
Mountain 1 - Col du Portel (Cat.2) km. 30.0
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar5 pts
2Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team3 
3Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
4Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Sharp1 
Mountain 2 - Port de Lers (Cat. 1) km. 126.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank10 pts
2Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team8 
3Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team6 
4Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team4 
5Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2 
6Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team1 
Mur de Péguère (Cat. 1) km. 152.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat10 pts
2Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi8 
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale6 
4Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team4 
5Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team2 
6Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank1 
Most combative
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale  
Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale4:51:16 
2Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
3Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:04:06 
4Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:14:06 
5Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:17:28 
6Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar  
7Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
8Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
9Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
10Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:20:32 
11Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
12Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
13Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Argos-Shimano0:27:31 
14Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
15Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale  
16Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
17Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
18Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
19Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:27:43 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rabobank Cycling Team14:59:53 
3BMC Racing Team  
4FDJ-Big Mat  
5AG2R La Mondiale0:10:55 
6Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:11:53 
7Euskaltel - Euskadi0:11:55 
8Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank0:13:59 
9Katusha Team0:15:59 
10Team Europcar0:22:57 
11Sky Procycling0:26:19 
14Lotto-Belisol Team  
15Astana Pro Team  
16Movistar Team  
17Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:34:41 
18Lampre - ISD0:37:09 
19Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:46:25 
20Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
General classification after stage 14
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling64:41:16 
2Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling0:02:05 
3Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:02:23 
4Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:03:19 
5Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:04:48 
6Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan0:06:15 
7Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:06:57 
8Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:07:30 
9Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:08:31 
10Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:08:51 
11Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:09:29 
12Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan0:09:45 
13Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:10:49 
14Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:11:27 
15Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan0:12:41 
16Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team0:17:21 
17Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan0:17:41 
18Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:18:04 
19Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team0:19:02 
20Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank0:20:12 
21Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:20:32 
22Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team0:20:35 
23Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:27:03 
24Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:27:37 
25Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:32:59 
26Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling0:33:13 
27Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:44:45 
28Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:45:13 
29Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:45:35 
30Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:47:17 
31Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:47:32 
32Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:48:34 
33Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team0:54:40 
34Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar0:56:06 
35Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:56:19 
36Alexandr Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:56:43 
37Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:58:59 
38Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:59:50 
39Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team1:00:39 
40Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:04:31 
41George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team1:04:55 
42Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling1:05:26 
43Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:06:40 
44Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:09:23 
45Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:10:52 
46Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar1:11:52 
47Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar1:12:30 
48Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team1:13:24 
49Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling1:13:33 
50Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:13:34 
51Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team1:13:39 
52Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan1:13:56 
53Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team1:14:22 
54Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank1:14:26 
55Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1:14:28 
56Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep1:14:46 
57Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team1:14:49 
58Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team1:15:01 
59Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat1:15:33 
60Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale1:16:18 
61Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep1:17:50 
62Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale1:18:57 
63Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:19:19 
64Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1:20:15 
65Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Sharp1:20:39 
66Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Sharp1:21:06 
67Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team1:21:40 
68Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team1:22:23 
69Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team1:24:24 
70Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team1:26:05 
71Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team1:26:07 
72Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat1:28:05 
73Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:28:16 
74Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-Nissan1:29:15 
75Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat1:30:24 
76Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep1:30:38 
77Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team1:31:48 
78Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team1:33:10 
79Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1:34:00 
80Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep1:35:48 
81Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:36:28 
82Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD1:38:34 
83Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1:38:38 
84Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD1:41:23 
85Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank1:41:54 
86David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Sharp1:42:39 
87Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling1:43:23 
88Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:45:03 
89Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD1:45:39 
90Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team1:46:52 
91Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team1:46:57 
92Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat1:47:33 
93Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar1:47:36 
94Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team1:48:24 
95Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team1:49:41 
96Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1:49:57 
97Federico Canuti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1:50:21 
98Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep1:51:08 
99Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team1:52:00 
100Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team1:52:06 
101Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:52:07 
102Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team1:53:12 
103David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
104Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:53:41 
105Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale1:54:52 
106Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1:55:39 
107Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1:55:44 
108Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team1:55:52 
109Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar1:56:31 
110Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano1:56:49 
111Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team1:57:46 
112Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team1:59:11 
113Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2:01:51 
114Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:02:43 
115André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team2:03:38 
116Nick Nuyens (Bel) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank2:03:53 
117Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar2:03:57 
118Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2:05:04 
119Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:05:37 
120Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank2:06:10 
121Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2:06:24 
122Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team2:06:40 
123Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team2:07:09 
124Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team2:07:30 
125Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team2:07:40 
126Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:09:07 
127Brice Feillu (Fra) Saur - Sojasun2:10:46 
128Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat2:11:57 
129Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:12:04 
130Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Big Mat2:13:01 
131Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank2:13:32 
132Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Argos-Shimano2:14:28 
133Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team2:15:03 
134Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team2:15:20 
135Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank2:15:41 
136Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank2:15:47 
137Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar2:18:23 
138Roy Curvers (Ned) Argos-Shimano2:19:04 
139Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar2:19:56 
140Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun2:20:02 
141Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team2:20:04 
142Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun2:20:15 
143Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat2:21:50 
144Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team2:21:56 
145Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank2:22:06 
146Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team2:23:24 
147Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Argos-Shimano2:23:35 
148Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling2:24:38 
149Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling2:24:43 
150Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2:24:58 
151Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2:29:09 
152Yann Huguet (Fra) Argos-Shimano2:29:10 
153Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2:30:12 
154Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:31:55 
155Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team2:32:30 
156Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD2:33:33 
157Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team2:34:45 
158Albert Timmer (Ned) Argos-Shimano2:38:04 
159Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:38:16 
160Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp2:40:47 
161Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun2:43:46 
162Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Sharp2:47:29 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale333 pts
2André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team236 
3Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team203 
4Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling129 
5Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling125 
6Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling105 
7Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team100 
8Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling84 
9Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team84 
10Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale77 
11Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep76 
12Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team73 
13Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar69 
14Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale69 
15Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank68 
16Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat67 
17Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team63 
18Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Big Mat62 
19Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team62 
20David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Sharp56 
21Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank55 
22Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi54 
23Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar50 
24Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat50 
25Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun50 
26Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team45 
27Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team45 
28Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi44 
29Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat42 
30Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team41 
31Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne40 
32Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale38 
33Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale35 
34Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar35 
35Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team35 
36Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD35 
37Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep34 
38Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team33 
39Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar32 
40Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team32 
41Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team31 
42Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team31 
43Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team30 
44Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank30 
45Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team30 
46Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale28 
47Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan27 
48Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team27 
49Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep27 
50Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team26 
51Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan26 
52Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team25 
53Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi25 
54Roy Curvers (Ned) Argos-Shimano25 
55Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar23 
56Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank23 
57Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep23 
58Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team23 
59Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team22 
60Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar21 
61Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi21 
62Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank20 
63Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale20 
64David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Sharp20 
65Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank20 
66Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Sharp19 
67Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan18 
68Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne17 
69Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team17 
70Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat17 
71Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar17 
72Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat17 
73Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team15 
74Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep15 
75Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team15 
76Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD15 
77Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep15 
78Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne15 
79Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne15 
80Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan14 
81Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan14 
82Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team14 
83Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar13 
84Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale13 
85Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne13 
86Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan12 
87Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team12 
88Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Argos-Shimano12 
89Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale9 
90Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling9 
91Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team8 
92Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team8 
93Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team8 
94Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale7 
95Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Sharp7 
96Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling6 
97Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale6 
98Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling5 
99Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team5 
100Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne4 
101Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team4 
102Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-Nissan3 
103Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team3 
104Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team2 
105Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team2 
106Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
107Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
108Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1 
109Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
110Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling1 
111Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team1 
112Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank1 
113Brice Feillu (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1 
114Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun-4 
115Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team-15 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team69 pts
2Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar55 
3Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank39 
4Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar33 
5Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD33 
6Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling32 
7Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat32 
8Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep29 
9Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team21 
10Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat20 
11Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar20 
12Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team19 
13Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale19 
14Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan18 
15Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi16 
16Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank14 
17Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team14 
18Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling14 
19Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan14 
20Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team14 
21Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep14 
22Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale13 
23Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank11 
24Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team11 
25Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team10 
26Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale8 
27Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team8 
28Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi8 
29Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Sharp8 
30Brice Feillu (Fra) Saur - Sojasun8 
31Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team7 
32Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-Nissan7 
33Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar6 
34Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team6 
35David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Sharp6 
36Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat5 
37Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5 
38Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team5 
39Alexandr Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team4 
40Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne4 
41Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2 
42Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan2 
43Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team2 
44Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
45Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2 
46David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Sharp1 
47Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
48Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
49Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Sharp1 
50Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team64:48:13 
2Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:01:54 
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:40:35 
4Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:41:37 
5Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:52:02 
6Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:57:34 
7Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:59:43 
8Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar1:04:55 
9Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar1:05:33 
10Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling1:06:36 
11Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale1:12:00 
12Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat1:23:27 
13Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1:48:47 
14Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:54:54 
15Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1:59:27 
16Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:02:10 
17Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat2:05:00 
18Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Argos-Shimano2:16:38 
19Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:31:19 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Sky Procycling0:12:38 
3BMC Racing Team0:17:46 
4Astana Pro Team0:25:19 
6AG2R La Mondiale0:44:58 
7FDJ-Big Mat0:46:12 
8Movistar Team0:53:20 
9Katusha Team0:54:07 
10Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:58:31 
11Team Europcar1:02:39 
12Rabobank Cycling Team1:31:49 
13Lotto-Belisol Team1:39:42 
15Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank2:18:01 
16Euskaltel - Euskadi2:27:31 
17Lampre - ISD2:36:11 
18Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2:53:29 
19Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne2:59:30 
20Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team3:27:59 


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