Kittel sprints to win Tour de France stage 1

Kittel becomes first rider of this year's Tour to wear yellow jersey

Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) won his first Tour de France stage and took the first leader's jersey after a chaotic and complicated finish in Bastia. Last-minute changes in the location of the finish line and a mass crash contributed to the confusion, but the German sprinter stayed upright to claim a memorable win. Second place went to Alexander Kristoff (Katusha), with 19-year-old Danny Van Poppel (Vacansoleil-DMC) third.

However the stage was somewhat overshadowed when the Orica-GreenEdge team bus got stuck at the finish line, and was only removed at the last moment, after the decision had apparently been made to move the finish line forward. Shortly thereafter a large crash took out favourites Mark Cavendish and Peter Sagan, amongst others, and Andre Greipel who had come through the crash safely, punctured to his great disgust.

Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff) was caught up by the crash, and was one of many who seemed to have lost time on the stage. But having moved the stage finish due to the bus mishap and then revised their decision, Tour organizers announced that due to the mass confusion and changing of the finish line all riders would be given the same time.

It was far and away Kittel's biggest career moment. The 25-year-old won one stage at the 2011 Vuelta a Espana, and made his Tour debut last year with high hopes. But a viral infection handicapped him and forced him out of the race on the fifth stage, empty-handed.

This stage win was his 12th victory this year, ranging from stage wins to the overall victory in the Tour de Picardie and the one-day races Scheldrprijs and ProRace Berlin.

“My team took perfect care of me, thanks to all of them,” Kittel said afterward. “I saw the crash but didn't know who was involved. At first we were confused as to what to do, but obviously figured it out.”

When told about the bus incident, he gave a shocked reaction. “I didn't know that, I am hearing it for the first time. I think we were pretty lucky.”

A see-sawing gap

The 100th Tour de France got underway promptly, but couldn't have started out worse for top favourite Chris Froome (Sky). He crashed in the neutralized zone but was lucky to escape unhurt.

Five riders jumped as they hit the start, led by a Europcar rider. The field seemed happy to let them go, and they quickly built up a gap of three minutes. Jerome Cousin (Europcar), Juan José Lobato (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Lars Boom (Belkin), Juan Antonio Flecha (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Cyril Lemoine (Sojasun) had the honour of forming the first break group of the 2013 Tour.

The field kept a close eye on the group, holding the gap between the two and three minute mark.

The Cote de Sotta was the first ranked climb of this year's race, coming at km 45. Lemoine and Cousin both looked to be the first across the line, but Spaniard Lobato took the points and thus the first King of the Mountain jersey, outfoxing the two Frenchmen.

Not long thereafter, the break sat up, and the gap dropped to only 39 seconds. Neither the break nor the bunch seemed ready to end things quite yet, and it blossomed back up to over three minutes. But indecision seemed to rule the day, and once again it dropped to 40 seconds after the feed zone. Four of the riders appeared to be ready to call it a day, but Cousin,who started the break in the first place, kept on going. That eventually inspired the others, who caught back up and the gap seesawed its way back up, hitting four minutes with 90km to go.

A little over 20 km later, the gap was closer to two minutes, and that was enough for the peloton. Argos-Shimano, Omega Pharma-QuickStep and Lotto Belisol had been sharing the lead of the rather leisurely chase, but now they got serious, and Cannondale moved up to do its share.

The first intermediate sprint came with 63 km to go, and Boom and Flecha sprinted for the points, with the Dutchman taking the win. There were still points to be awarded, and there was a furious sprint from the big names in the field. Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) was the winner of this first test, taking 10 points to 9 for Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma QuickStep) and 8 for Sagan (Cannondale).

The end for the last four in the break came with 37 km to go, ending their 176km escape.

That was followed by a crash involving more riders, including Garmin-Sharp's Ryder Hesjedal, who scurried back up to the field.

Meanwhile a problem had developed at the finish line. The Orica-GreenEdge bus didn't fit under the finish banner and got stuck with the peloton only 10km away. Gendarmes swarmed around but there was nothing to be done, the bus was stuck.

The hasty decision was made to move the finish line up to the 3km marker – which came right at the end of a tight bend. The bus was finally backed out, just as another mass crash near the head of the field took down or blocked Sagan, Contador and Cavendish, amongst other. A greatly reduced peloton survived to go to the finish line, which had changed once more, now back to its original position.

Greipel and Kittel were amongst those in the first group, but then unbelievably, Greipel had to pull up with mechanical problems arising from the crash, which he had narrowly avoided. The finish line had by now been moved back to the original line, but the confusion and crashes had by now done their part to eliminate most of the potential sprint trains.

Niki Terpstra jumped in the final kilometer, but it was German sprinter Kittel who turned on the speed to claim the win and the leader's jersey.

Full Results

1Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano4:56:52 
2Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha  
3Danny van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
4David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Sharp  
5Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
6Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
7Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol  
8Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
9Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team  
10Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
11Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge  
12Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
13Julien Simon (Fra) Sojasun  
14Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
15Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
16Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
17José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team  
18Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
19Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge  
20Maarten Wynants (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
21Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Sojasun  
22Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
23Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
24Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
25Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
26Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
27Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
28Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
29Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
30Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
31Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
32Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
33Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha  
34Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
35Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team  
36Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
37Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
38Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
39Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling  
40Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha  
41Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling  
42Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
43Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol  
44Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha  
45Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha  
46Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
47Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team  
48Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack Leopard  
49Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
50Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
51Jean-Marc Marino (Fra) Sojasun  
52Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
53Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
54Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
55Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ  
56Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
57Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ  
58Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
59Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
60Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
61David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling  
62Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling  
63Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling  
64Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
65Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
66Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
67Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
68Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Sky Procycling  
69Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ  
70Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida  
71Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha  
72Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
73Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
74Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
75Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol  
76Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard  
77Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
78Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard  
79Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard  
80Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
81Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
82Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
83Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Sojasun  
84David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar  
85Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
86Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Sojasun  
87Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida  
88Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ  
89Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
90Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
91Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp  
92Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ  
93Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp  
94Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
95Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
96Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
97Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
98Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar  
99Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha  
100Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar  
101Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
102Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar  
103Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
104Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
105Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar  
106Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
107John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
108John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
109William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ  
110Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
111Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
112Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
113Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
114Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
115Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Sojasun  
116Maxime Mederel (Fra) Sojasun  
117Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
118Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team  
119Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha  
120Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard  
121Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
122Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
123Thomas Leezer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
124Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
125Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Sharp  
126Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
127Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
128Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
129Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
130Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team  
131Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team  
132Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ  
133Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha  
134Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
135Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team  
136Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
137Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
138Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
139Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
140Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
141Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Sharp  
142Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
143Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
144Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
145Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team  
146Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
147Brice Feillu (Fra) Sojasun  
148Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
149Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
150Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
151Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar  
152Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
153Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
154Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
155Brian Vandborg (Den) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
156Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
157Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
158Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
159Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
160Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
161Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol  
162Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
163Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
164Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
165Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp  
166Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
167Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdge  
168Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
169Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
170Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
171Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
172Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
173Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
174Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard  
175Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
176Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
177Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
178Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
179Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
180Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
181André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol  
182Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar  
183Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ  
184Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
185Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
186Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
187Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard  
188Julien El Fares (Fra) Sojasun  
189Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
190Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
191Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
192Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
193Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling  
194Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
195Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
196Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
197Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
198Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
Sprint 1 - San Giuliano, 150km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin Procycling Team20 pts
2Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team17 
3Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Sojasun15 
4Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar13 
5Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi11 
6André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol10 
7Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team9 
8Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale8 
9Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team7 
10Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge6 
11Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ5 
12Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale4 
13Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team3 
14Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team2 
15Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Sojasun1 
Mountain 1 - Côte de Sotta, 45.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi1 
Most combative rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar  
Best young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano4:56:52 
2Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
3Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
4Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin Procycling Team  
5Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
6Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
7Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team  
8Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
9Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
10Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel Euskadi  
11Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ  
12Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling  
13Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
14Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi  
15Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Sojasun  
16Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Sojasun  
17Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ  
18Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ  
19Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
20Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar  
21John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
22Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
23Ramunas Navardauskas (Lit) Garmin-Sharp  
24Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi  
25Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale  
26Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
27Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
28Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale  
29Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp  
30Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
31Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
32Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar  
33Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
34Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard  
35Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vacansoleil-DCM14:50:36 
2Orica Greenedge  
3Lotto-Belisol  
4Ag2R La Mondiale  
5Movistar Team  
6Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
7Katusha Team  
8Sojasun  
9Team Argos-Shimano  
10Sky Procycling  
11BMC Racing Team  
12Astana Pro Team  
13Belkin Pro Cycling  
14Garmin - Sharp  
15Euskaltel - Euskadi  
16Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
17FDJ.fr  
18Lampre - Merida  
19Radioshack Leopard  
20Team Europcar  
21Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
22Cannondale  
General classification after stage 1
1Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano4:56:52 
2Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha  
3Danny van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
4David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Sharp  
5Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
6Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
7Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol  
8Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
9Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team  
10Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
11Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge  
12Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
13Julien Simon (Fra) Sojasun  
14Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
15Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
16Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
17José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team  
18Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
19Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge  
20Maarten Wynants (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
21Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Sojasun  
22Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
23Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
24Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
25Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
26Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
27Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
28Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
29Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
30Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
31Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
32Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
33Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha  
34Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
35Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team  
36Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
37Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
38Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
39Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling  
40Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha  
41Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling  
42Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
43Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol  
44Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha  
45Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha  
46Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
47Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team  
48Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack Leopard  
49Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
50Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
51Jean-Marc Marino (Fra) Sojasun  
52Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
53Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
54Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
55Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ  
56Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
57Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ  
58Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
59Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
60Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
61David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling  
62Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling  
63Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling  
64Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
65Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
66Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
67Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
68Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Sky Procycling  
69Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ  
70Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida  
71Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha  
72Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
73Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
74Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
75Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol  
76Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard  
77Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
78Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard  
79Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard  
80Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
81Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
82Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
83Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Sojasun  
84David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar  
85Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
86Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Sojasun  
87Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida  
88Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ  
89Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
90Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
91Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp  
92Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ  
93Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp  
94Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
95Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
96Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
97Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
98Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar  
99Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha  
100Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar  
101Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
102Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar  
103Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
104Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
105Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar  
106Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
107John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
108John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
109William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ  
110Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
111Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
112Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
113Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
114Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
115Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Sojasun  
116Maxime Mederel (Fra) Sojasun  
117Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
118Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team  
119Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha  
120Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard  
121Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
122Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
123Thomas Leezer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
124Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
125Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Sharp  
126Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
127Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
128Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
129Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
130Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team  
131Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team  
132Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ  
133Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha  
134Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
135Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team  
136Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
137Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
138Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
139Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
140Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
141Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Sharp  
142Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
143Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
144Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
145Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team  
146Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
147Brice Feillu (Fra) Sojasun  
148Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
149Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
150Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
151Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar  
152Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
153Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
154Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
155Brian Vandborg (Den) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
156Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
157Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
158Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
159Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
160Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
161Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol  
162Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
163Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
164Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
165Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp  
166Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
167Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdge  
168Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
169Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
170Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
171Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
172Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
173Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
174Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard  
175Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
176Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
177Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
178Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
179Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
180Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
181André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol  
182Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar  
183Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ  
184Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
185Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
186Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
187Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard  
188Julien El Fares (Fra) Sojasun  
189Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
190Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
191Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
192Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
193Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling  
194Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
195Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
196Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
197Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
198Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano45 pts
2Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha35 
3Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team30 
4David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Sharp26 
5Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team22 
6Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin Procycling Team20 
7Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale20 
8Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team19 
9Gregory Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol18 
10Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team17 
11Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol16 
12Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Sojasun15 
13Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team14 
14Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar13 
15Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi11 
16Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge10 
17André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol10 
18Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team9 
19Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin Procycling Team8 
20Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale8 
21Julien Simon (Fra) Sojasun6 
22Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge6 
23Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ5 
24Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff4 
25Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale4 
26Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team3 
27Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge2 
28Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team2 
29Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Sojasun1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi1 
Best young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano4:56:52 
2Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
3Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
4Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin Procycling Team  
5Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
6Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
7Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team  
8Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
9Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
10Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel Euskadi  
11Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ  
12Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling  
13Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
14Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi  
15Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Sojasun  
16Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Sojasun  
17Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ  
18Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ  
19Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
20Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar  
21John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
22Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
23Ramunas Navardauskas (Lit) Garmin-Sharp  
24Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi  
25Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale  
26Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
27Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
28Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale  
29Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp  
30Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
31Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
32Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar  
33Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
34Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard  
35Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vacansoleil-DCM14:50:36 
2Orica Greenedge  
3Lotto-Belisol  
4Ag2R La Mondiale  
5Movistar Team  
6Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
7Katusha Team  
8Sojasun  
9Team Argos-Shimano  
10Sky Procycling  
11BMC Racing Team  
12Astana Pro Team  
13Belkin Pro Cycling  
14Garmin - Sharp  
15Euskaltel - Euskadi  
16Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
17FDJ.fr  
18Lampre - Merida  
19Radioshack Leopard  
20Team Europcar  
21Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
22Cannondale  

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