Cavendish sprints to stage 18 victory in the Tour de France

Wiggins retains yellow jersey

Mark Cavendish (Team Sky) stormed to his second stage win in this year's Tour de France with another superb sprint finish on stage 18. The world champion showed his tactical nous to reel in a late break and to beat Matt Goss (Orica-GreenEdge) and Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) on the line.

Sky had led a relatively easy life on the undulating stage, posting Edvald Boasson Hagen in the early break, while Bradley Wiggins continued his march towards Paris. But in the closing stages, with a sprint chance for Cavendish in the cards, Sky called back its Norwegian star as Wiggins himself lead the pursuit of a last ditch six-man break.

Cavendish has certainly lacked his usual, supreme leadout in this year's Tour, but it has at least allowed him to demonstrate to the global audience just how exceptional his sprint is. With Nicholas Roche (AG2R La Mondiale) ahead, and a poised looking Luis Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) tucked behind the Irishman, Cavendish surged from the bunch in the final 200 meters, not just leaving the two leaders behind but distancing his main sprint rivals.

"I don't know how much I won by, but I had to go early. I haven't done anything this Tour because I saved so much energy. I knew I'd be able to go long. I knew I'd get it. I felt really good today," the Sky sprinter said on the line.

"I said earlier on in the Tour, we looked at the files and the reason I wasn't winning sprints was because I was training in the mountains. I wasn't able to show anything in this Tour because we had the yellow jersey. Today we spoke with the boss at the start, and I said please give me a chance, and the guys were like, 'Ok we're going to make a sprint today.' I'm so happy."

Sky's sprint chances looked out of the picture earlier in the stage. A large group containing Yaroslav Popovych (RadioShack-Nissan), Yukiya Arashiro (Europcar), Davis Millar (Garmin-Sharp), Julien Fouchard (Cofidis), Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky), Adam Hansen (Lotto Belisol), Jelle Vanendert (Lotto Belisol), Kris Boeckmans (Vacansoliel-DCM), Luca Paolini (Katusha), Jeremy Roy (FDJ-Big Mat), Rui Costa (Movistar), Karsten Kroon (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank, Nick Nuyens (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank), Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana), Michael Albasini (Orica-GreenEdge) and Patrick Gretsch (Argos-Shimano) escaped on the first climb after 67 kilometres.

It was a collective bound by convenience and necessity. With just one open stage remaining and 13 teams yet to win a stage, the day's racing began with a flurry of attacks. Rider after rider, fuelled by a desire to rescue their Tour and that of their teams, jettisoned from the front. But it took almost an hour for the final selection to settle. The majority of teams was represented but with the demoralized Cofidis and AGR2 two of the notable exceptions.

With the stakes so high, the gap was never going to remain out of reach and despite relative organisation in the break the margin of acceptance never crept above four minutes.

With the gap at just over a minute, Millar was the first to attack, splitting the group inside the final 43 kilometers. The evergreen, ever-present Vinokourov was the first rider to match the Scot. Albasini and Boasson Hagen also reacted, but it was the Norwegian, with the bit between his teeth, who pressed on alone, unleashed from his burdening duties as Sky's all-round dogsbody. He was soon closed down but marshalled by Vinokourov, the gap increased to nearly 1:40.

The pace increased and the desperation was palpable; the next phase of the race became critical as the bunch strained to a breaking point in a bid to hold onto the break.

Second by second, the gap came down. 1:09 as Millar and company passed under the 30-kilometre-to-go banner.

The break needed another injection of pace. Too many riders were hanging on without taking a turn. It failed to materialise, and the peloton with the likes of ten Dam (Rabobank) won the tug of war.

Gretch, Vinokourov, Millar, Costa kept the fires burning but with 20 seconds shaved off, the possibility of the Sagan sprint show increased but with a fourth category climb inside the last 10 kilometres, all was still possible. Millar hadn't given up hope though, again accelerating in a bid to dislodge the dead wood and ad impetus to the break's chances.

Liquigas could smell blood massing near the front of the bunch. Millar's efforts had failed again but Hansen accelerated. Roy was attentive enough to follow, as Arashiro led a counter attack.

GreenEdge soon allied with the chasers, and Sky, with Wiggins leading Cavendish, also sensing a rare chance for the world champion in this year's Tour.

Roy and Hansen had 30 seconds, but were soon joined by Vinokourov, Nuyens and Paolini: the last stand from the early break. Vinokourov, in his last Tour led affairs berating his accomplices as they reached the foot of the last climb, still with 30 seconds.

Weening with Goss in mind set the pace for the bunch as Roy and Nuyens cracked to leave Vinokourov, Hansen and Paolini ahead. GreenEdge replaced Weening. The Australian team is looking for its first stage win.

Just 12 seconds ahead, Vinokourov, still leading the trio, accelerated again and with nine kilometres to go a win seemed possible. Kloden, Roche and Luis Leon Sanchez led a counter.

Paolini missed a turn, and Vinokourov flapped his arms as Hansen, the best sprinter kept his head down. The Sanchez group latched on with six men holding an eight-second lead with four kilometres to go. Roche, sensing the lack of collaboration, accelerated.

Behind, just by six seconds, Wiggins moved to the front, Boasson Hagen on his wheel, with the world champion in attendance. Roche led out, still in search of his maiden Grand Tour stage but as Wiggins and then Boasson Hagen faded, Cavendish's rainbow jersey burst through.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling4:54:12 
2Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale  
4Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
5Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
6Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
7Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
8Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
9Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
10Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
11André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team  
12Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank  
13Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
14Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
15Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano0:00:04 
16Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team  
17Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
18Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team  
19Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling  
20Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
21Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
22Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling  
23Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team  
24Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan  
25Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
26Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
27Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
28Alexandr Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
29Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD  
30Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
31Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank  
32Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
33Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan  
34Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
35Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
36Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team  
37Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
38Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
39Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
40Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
41Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
42Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale  
43Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
44Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team  
45Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team0:00:12 
46Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team  
47Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
48Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
49Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:16 
50George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
51Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
52Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team  
53Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
54Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank  
55Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team  
56Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team  
57Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
58Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
59Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
60Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
61Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Sharp  
62Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
63Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team  
64Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
65Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
66Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team  
67Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
68Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank  
69Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team  
70Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank  
71Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
72Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
73Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team  
74Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
75Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
76Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Argos-Shimano0:00:33 
77Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
78Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
79Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling0:00:41 
80Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:04 
81Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:43 
82Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:47 
83Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:01:04 
84Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar0:01:11 
85Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:01:17 
86Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team0:01:29 
87Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:31 
88Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:52 
89Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:54 
90Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:07 
91Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
92Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
93Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team  
94Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team  
95David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
96Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
97Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
98Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
99Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
100Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar0:02:11 
101Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:02:25 
102Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
103Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp0:03:05 
104Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
105Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team  
106Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
107Nick Nuyens (Bel) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank0:03:57 
108Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank  
109Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
110Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:04:10 
111Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:04:42 
112Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
113Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
114Roy Curvers (Ned) Argos-Shimano  
115Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar  
116Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar  
117Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Argos-Shimano  
118Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
119Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
120Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
121Yann Huguet (Fra) Argos-Shimano  
122Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
123Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
124Albert Timmer (Ned) Argos-Shimano  
125Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank  
126Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
127Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-Nissan0:05:00 
128Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling0:05:55 
129Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:07:50 
130Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
131Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
132Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
133Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
134Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
135Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling  
136Federico Canuti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
137Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
138Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
139Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
140Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
141Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling0:08:54 
142David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Sharp  
143Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
144Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
145Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
146Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
147Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
148Brice Feillu (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
149Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank  
150Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
151Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:11:55 
152Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar  
153Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:12:32 
Sprint 1 - Cahors, 115km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team20 pts
2Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat17 
3Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Argos-Shimano15 
4Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling13 
5Alexandr Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team11 
6Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team10 
7Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team9 
8Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank8 
9David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Sharp7 
10Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team6 
11Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-Nissan5 
12Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar4 
13Nick Nuyens (Bel) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank3 
14Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team2 
15Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team1 
Sprint 2- Brive-la-gaillarde, 222.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling45 pts
2Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team35 
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale30 
4Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team26 
5Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale22 
6Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Sharp20 
7Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team18 
8Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale16 
9Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team14 
10Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne12 
11André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team10 
12Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank8 
13Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling6 
14Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan4 
15Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano2 
Mountain 1 - Côte de Saint-Georges, 67.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nick Nuyens (Bel) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank2 pts
2Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar1 
Mountain 2 - Côte de Cahors, 117.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team1 
Mountain 3 - Côte de Souillac, 180.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar1 
Mountain 4 - Côte de Lissac-sur-Couze, 212.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexandr Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1 
Most combative rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexandr Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
Best young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale4:54:12 
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
3Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:04 
4Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale  
5Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
6Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:12 
7Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:16 
8Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
9Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar0:01:11 
10Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:52 
11Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:07 
12Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
13Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:03:05 
14Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:03:57 
15Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Argos-Shimano0:04:42 
16Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
17Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:08:54 
18Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
19Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:11:55 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sky Procycling14:42:40 
2Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
3Lotto-Belisol Team0:00:04 
4RadioShack-Nissan  
5Astana Pro Team  
6Liquigas-Cannondale  
7BMC Racing Team0:00:08 
8AG2R La Mondiale0:00:12 
9Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank0:00:16 
10USAGARMIN-SHARP  
11Katusha Team0:00:20 
12Saur-Sojasun0:00:32 
13FDJ-Big Mat  
14Movistar Team0:00:36 
15Lampre - ISD0:00:49 
16Team Europcar0:01:23 
17Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:11 
18Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:02:19 
19Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:23 
20Rabobank Cycling Team0:04:54 
21Argos-Shimano0:05:15 
22Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:09:36 
General classification after stage 18
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling83:22:18 
2Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling0:02:05 
3Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:02:41 
4Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:05:53 
5Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:08:30 
6Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:09:57 
7Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan0:10:11 
8Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:10:17 
9Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:11:00 
10Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:11:46 
11Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:12:54 
12Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:14:05 
13Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan0:14:22 
14Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank0:18:46 
15Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team0:22:54 
16Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan0:24:24 
17Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:25:32 
18Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team0:29:51 
19Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team0:33:07 
20Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:33:50 
21Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:36:11 
22Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:41:59 
23Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling0:48:57 
24Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:52:48 
25Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:54:29 
26Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar0:55:08 
27Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:57:38 
28Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:59:38 
29Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team1:02:17 
30Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep1:03:08 
31Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep1:06:48 
32Alexandr Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1:08:24 
33Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1:09:20 
34Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling1:18:24 
35Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Sharp1:20:42 
36Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team1:21:47 
37Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:22:58 
38Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1:24:46 
39George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team1:25:41 
40Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team1:28:45 
41Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:29:17 
42Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team1:32:42 
43Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale1:33:12 
44Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team1:34:04 
45Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:34:06 
46Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team1:34:42 
47Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat1:34:48 
48Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team1:37:48 
49Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale1:37:58 
50Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team1:39:56 
51Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank1:40:13 
52Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1:43:06 
53Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling1:44:46 
54Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team1:46:26 
55Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan1:46:52 
56Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:47:58 
57Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:49:02 
58Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team1:49:52 
59Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar1:49:56 
60Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:50:42 
61Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar1:51:16 
62Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Sharp1:55:00 
63Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:55:42 
64Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1:56:38 
65Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2:01:54 
66Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team2:03:18 
67Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD2:03:59 
68Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat2:06:37 
69Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2:08:16 
70Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2:08:25 
71Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale2:08:47 
72Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team2:09:29 
73Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun2:09:43 
74Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2:11:01 
75Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:11:02 
76Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD2:13:26 
77Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-Nissan2:16:32 
78Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2:17:11 
79Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team2:18:22 
80Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team2:19:17 
81Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team2:19:21 
82Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling2:20:07 
83Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar2:22:01 
84Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar2:23:07 
85Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat2:25:47 
86Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2:29:52 
87Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD2:31:12 
88Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:31:40 
89Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2:31:49 
90Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:32:07 
91Brice Feillu (Fra) Saur - Sojasun2:32:12 
92Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat2:35:47 
93Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank2:36:28 
94Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun2:37:21 
95Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team2:38:37 
96Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team2:40:11 
97Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team2:43:25 
98Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale2:44:54 
99Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank2:45:34 
100Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team2:45:44 
101Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:45:53 
102Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team2:47:02 
103Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano2:47:51 
104David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Sharp2:48:33 
105Federico Canuti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2:49:09 
106David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Sharp2:49:26 
107Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team2:49:41 
108Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2:49:56 
109Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team2:50:11 
110Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team2:50:48 
111Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team2:51:05 
112Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2:51:37 
113Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team2:52:03 
114Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2:54:05 
115Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team2:54:19 
116Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Argos-Shimano2:54:20 
117Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2:57:31 
118Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2:57:37 
119Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team2:58:04 
120Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team2:58:07 
121Nick Nuyens (Bel) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank2:58:48 
122Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3:00:00 
123André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team3:00:07 
124Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team3:06:14 
125Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun3:06:46 
126Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne3:07:43 
127Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank3:08:11 
128Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne3:08:57 
129Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep3:09:23 
130Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team3:11:36 
131Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team3:11:41 
132Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat3:11:49 
133Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat3:12:11 
134Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3:13:24 
135Roy Curvers (Ned) Argos-Shimano3:14:44 
136Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank3:16:07 
137Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank3:16:58 
138Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun3:17:31 
139Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank3:18:35 
140Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar3:18:41 
141Yann Huguet (Fra) Argos-Shimano3:20:02 
142Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling3:21:47 
143Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3:24:05 
144Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Argos-Shimano3:24:46 
145Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling3:30:36 
146Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team3:33:21 
147Albert Timmer (Ned) Argos-Shimano3:33:44 
148Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp3:34:50 
149Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne3:36:14 
150Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team3:39:25 
151Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Sharp3:43:58 
152Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne3:48:24 
153Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun3:49:09 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale386 pts
2André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team264 
3Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team238 
4Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling175 
5Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling146 
6Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling124 
7Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling108 
8Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team100 
9Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team98 
10Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale93 
11Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar91 
12Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale91 
13Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team89 
14Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne85 
15Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat84 
16Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat80 
17Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep76 
18Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank76 
19Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team73 
20Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar69 
21David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Sharp63 
22Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team63 
23Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar61 
24Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team60 
25Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep60 
26Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat56 
27Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale56 
28Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team55 
29Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank55 
30Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi54 
31Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar52 
32Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale51 
33Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun50 
34Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team49 
35Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank47 
36Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank47 
37Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi47 
38Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat46 
39Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi45 
40Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Sharp45 
41Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank43 
42Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan43 
43Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Sharp43 
44Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team42 
45Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team41 
46Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Sharp40 
47Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team39 
48Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team36 
49Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale35 
50Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD35 
51Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat34 
52Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team33 
53Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team33 
54Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar32 
55Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team31 
56Alexandr Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team31 
57Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team31 
58Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team30 
59Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale29 
60Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank28 
61Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan27 
62Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep27 
63Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Argos-Shimano27 
64Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team26 
65Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team25 
66Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team25 
67Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi25 
68Roy Curvers (Ned) Argos-Shimano25 
69Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank24 
70Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar23 
71Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team23 
72Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan21 
73Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan21 
74David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Sharp20 
75Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne17 
76Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team17 
77Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat17 
78Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale15 
79Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team15 
80Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep15 
81Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD15 
82Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne15 
83Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep15 
84Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team15 
85Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne15 
86Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan14 
87Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team14 
88Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling14 
89Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar13 
90Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD13 
91Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale13 
92Brice Feillu (Fra) Saur - Sojasun12 
93Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team10 
94Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD9 
95Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling8 
96Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team8 
97Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team8 
98Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-Nissan8 
99Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team8 
100Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team8 
101Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale8 
102Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team8 
103Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano8 
104Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale7 
105Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team7 
106Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep6 
107Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team6 
108Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team6 
109Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale6 
110Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling5 
111Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi5 
112Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team5 
113Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team4 
114Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling4 
115Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne4 
116Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team4 
117Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team3 
118Nick Nuyens (Bel) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank3 
119Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
120Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun2 
121Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1 
122Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team1 
123Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
124Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun-2 
125Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team-5 
126Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne-7 
127Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team-15 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar134 pts
2Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team123 
3Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank77 
4Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar63 
5Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team51 
6Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling48 
7Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi43 
8Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat40 
9Brice Feillu (Fra) Saur - Sojasun38 
10Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Sharp34 
11Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD33 
12Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan31 
13Alexandr Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team31 
14Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep29 
15Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling26 
16Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat24 
17Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team22 
18Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi21 
19Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team21 
20Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar20 
21Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale19 
22Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team19 
23Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team19 
24Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale19 
25Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar18 
26Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team16 
27Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank14 
28Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan14 
29Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep14 
30Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team14 
31Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale13 
32Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team12 
33Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep12 
34Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank11 
35Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team10 
36Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale8 
37Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team8 
38Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team7 
39Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-Nissan7 
40George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team6 
41Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar6 
42Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team6 
43David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Sharp6 
44Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat5 
45Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team5 
46Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne4 
47Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD4 
48Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2 
49Nick Nuyens (Bel) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank2 
50Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan2 
51Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale2 
52Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
53Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2 
54David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Sharp1 
55Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team1 
56Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
57Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling1 
58Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Sharp1 
59Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
60Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
61Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1 
Best young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team83:30:48 
2Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:03:16 
3Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1:00:50 
4Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:14:28 
5Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1:16:16 
6Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:20:47 
7Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale1:24:42 
8Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale1:29:28 
9Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling1:36:16 
10Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar1:41:26 
11Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar1:42:46 
12Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:23:37 
13Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat2:27:17 
14Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2:43:07 
15Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2:49:01 
16Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:59:13 
17Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat3:03:19 
18Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Argos-Shimano3:16:16 
19Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne3:39:54 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1RadioShack-Nissan250:23:05 
2Sky Procycling0:14:05 
3BMC Racing Team0:36:25 
4Astana Pro Team0:39:20 
5Team Europcar1:04:26 
6Liquigas-Cannondale1:05:27 
7Movistar Team1:08:36 
8Katusha Team1:10:32 
9FDJ-Big Mat1:19:40 
10AG2R La Mondiale1:35:27 
11Lotto-Belisol Team2:12:56 
12Omega Pharma-Quickstep2:19:25 
13Saur-Sojasun2:44:38 
14Rabobank Cycling Team2:51:18 
15Euskaltel - Euskadi3:00:35 
16Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank3:12:35 
17Lampre - ISD3:46:40 
18Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team4:24:17 
19Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne4:33:48 
20USAGARMIN-SHARP4:58:12 
21Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team5:31:07 
22Argos-Shimano7:41:56 

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