Sagan strikes in Cieszyn

Slovak champion wins stage, takes over GC lead

Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) scored an emphatic victory on stage four of the Tour de Pologne with a stunning acceleration on the final cobbled climb in Cieszyn.

The Slovak champion finished three seconds clear of 2010 overall winner Dan Martin (Garmin-Cervélo) to move into the overall lead. Italy's Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) was third. Sagan’s Liquigas-Cannondale team took control of proceedings on the testing finishing circuit, and he repaid their faith by ripping clear of the reduced leading group on the final haul to the line.

“Today I had good legs and the team did great work for me,” Sagan said afterwards. “We had good hopes that a group could finish in a sprint together and it happened.”

Still only 21 years of age, Sagan belied his tender years by instantly opening a sizeable margin over a very select group of contenders. With all of 500 metres to go, it was already apparent that the real race was going to be for second place behind, as Sagan comfortably held his lead up the stiff cobbled climb and through the sharp final bend at the summit to seal an emphatic triumph.

A popular figure on the roadsides in Poland, Sagan admitted that he was not overly concerned about defending his overall lead all the way to the finish of the week-long stage race in Krakow on Sunday, explaining that he was at the race to fine-tune his form for the Vuelta a España.

“I'm not sure about keeping the leader's jersey until the end, because the next stages are pretty hard,” Sagan said. “I'll try, but if the rhythm is too high, I won't follow. I'm here mostly to prepare for the Vuelta."

While Sagan’s victory was hardly a surprise on a finale that many anticipated would favour riders of his powerful build, Dan Martin gave an indication of his form with a solid second-place finish. The Irishman is widely expected to shine later on in the week, but he was vigilant throughout the final lap of the circuit, and was assured in leading the rest of the front group home three seconds behind the rampant Sagan.

“The time bonus gave me a good position on GC but Sagan is going to be very difficult to beat,” Martin said at the finish. “I will take it day by day. It's nice to get a good result for the confidence, especially on a finish not really suited to me.”

Martin finished just ahead of Marcato, Paul Martens (Rabobank) and Fabian Wegmann (Leopard Trek), and moves up to fourth place overall, seven seconds down on Sagan.

Marcato’s strong showing means that he now lies in second place, and his teammate Romain Feillu is in third.

"Today was a good day for the team,” Feillu said. “Marcato secured a good position in GC and I did my best. The finish might have suited me because it was uphill but I was too light for the cobbles. Sagan is heavier than me. It was a perfect finish for him.”

Clarke’s bold bid

With the sting in the tail in the picturesque streets of Cieszyn in mind, riders were understandably reticent to commit to attacking early in the stage. The bunch stayed together on the road out of Oświęcim, and it wasn’t until Chad Beyer (BMC), Federico Rocchetti (De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia) and Bartolomiej Matysiak (CCC Polsat Polkowic) forged clear at the beginning of the second hour of racing that the stage crackled into life.

That trio was joined shortly afterwards by Kamil Gradek (Poland), and together they built up a lead of seven minutes at the mid-way point of the stage. The combination of the increasingly rugged terrain and the stirring of the peloton behind meant that their advantage slowly began to melt as they drew closer to the finish, and after Matysiak took the points atop the double climbs of the Kubalonka, Beyer opted to try his luck alone.

The American was defending a 45-second lead on the approach to Cieszyn when Moldovan champion Alexandr Pliuschin (Katusha) stylishly closed the gap alone, and then duly dropped Beyer as soon as the road climbed upwards on the finishing circuit.

Pliuschin’s lone raid would soon be superseded by an even more impressive effort from Simon Clarke (Astana), as the Australian caught and passed him with 16km to go. While the peloton fractured into a number of small groups on the rough roads that made up the stage’s finale, Clarke did well to stay clear until the beginning of the final lap.

“I knew the sprinters teams were chasing me but I also thought the climbers would attack each other behind me and then not cooperate after the top of the climbs,” said Clarke of his sortie off the front. “So I tried every lap to do my best not to get caught on the climb. Unfortunately, I was one climb too short.”

On the final lap Liquigas-Cannondale took over the pace-making from Team Sky and Leopard Trek, and set about preparing a path for Sagan. After a brief rally from home rider Jaroslaw Marycz (Saxo Bank-Sungard) was snuffed out with five kilometres to go, Vincenzo Nibali himself came to the front and put in a fierce uphill acceleration that thinned out the front group.

Dan Martin was the first man up to the Sicilian’s shoulder and was well-positioned throughout the sinuous finale, with Peter Kennaugh (Team Sky), Enrico Gasparotto (Astana) and Fabian Wegmann (Leopard Trek) also keeping a close eye on proceedings on the approach to the finish.

In the end, however, they all had to give best to Sagan’s explosive surge over the cobbles. It was the Slovak’s ninth win of the year, and the dominant nature of this triumph suggested that there may yet be more to come before the season’s end.

Quite how far the precocious Sagan can go in this Tour de Pologne remains to be seen, however, with Romain Feillu warning that “there are better climbers than him in the bunch and some teams like Lampre and Gamin-Cervélo will try to drop him as soon as possible.”

Full Results
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale4:21:15 
2Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:03 
3Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
4Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
5Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Leopard Trek  
6Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Team RadioShack  
7Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
8Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana  
9Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
10Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
11Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling  
12Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Poland  
13Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Procycling  
14Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
15Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team  
16Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
17Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
18Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
19David Tanner (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard0:00:10 
20Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
21Patxi Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
22Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana  
23Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
24Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
25Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD  
26Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team  
27Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
28Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
29Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Leopard Trek  
30Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team  
31Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
32Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Procycling  
33Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
34Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
35Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana  
36Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team  
37John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
38Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling  
39Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
40Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad  
41Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:24 
42Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:31 
43Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
44Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
45Jacek Morajko (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
46Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team0:00:34 
47Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack  
48Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack  
49Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
50Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
51Andrey Mizurov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
52Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
53Paolo Bailetti (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
54Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
55Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team  
56Bruno Pires (Por) Leopard Trek  
57Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team  
58Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard  
59Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling  
60Francesco Reda (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
61Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
62Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
63Carlos Oyarzun (Chi) Movistar Team  
64Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
65Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
66Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
67Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack  
68José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
69Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
70Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
71Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
72Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
73Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:43 
74Rubén Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:20 
75Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
76Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:22 
77Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team  
78Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale  
79Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek  
80Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
81Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Procycling  
82Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
83Chris Butler (USA) BMC Racing Team  
84Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team RadioShack  
85Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
86Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard0:01:46 
87Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
88Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
89Pawel Cieslik (Pol) Poland  
90Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:01:49 
91Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:01 
92Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:02:07 
93Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana0:03:01 
94Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana  
95Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:05:05 
96Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling  
97Nelson Oliveira (Por) Team RadioShack  
98Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katusha Team  
99Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
100Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
101Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:05:34 
102Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
103Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
104Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
105Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
106Óscar Pujol Muñoz (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:05:44 
107Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team0:06:33 
108Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
109Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack0:07:28 
110Sam Bewley (NZl) Team RadioShack  
111Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad  
112Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
113Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team  
114Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) Katusha Team  
115Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
116Mateusz Taciak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
117Lukasz Bodnar (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
118Laurent Didier (Lux) Saxo Bank Sungard  
119John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team  
120Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
121Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
122Jaroslaw Dabrowski (Pol) Poland  
123Adrian Kurek (Pol) Poland  
124Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
125Fabio Piscopiello (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
126Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
127Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
128Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad  
129Brice Feillu (Fra) Leopard Trek  
130Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
131Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Leopard Trek  
132Dominic Klemme (Ger) Leopard Trek  
133Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad  
134Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
135Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
136Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
137Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team0:08:16 
138William Clarke (Aus) Leopard Trek0:08:22 
139Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
140Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team  
141Michal Podlaski (Pol) Poland0:09:07 
142Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:10:11 
143Michele Merlo (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
144Giorgio Brambilla (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia0:10:38 
145Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard0:11:13 
146Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:11:57 
147Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha Team0:13:33 
148Federico Rocchetti (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
149Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
150Matteo Fedi (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
151Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
152Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
153Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad  
154Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
155Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
156Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
157Kamil Gradek (Pol) Poland  
158Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard  
159Gianluca Maggiore (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
160Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
161Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
162Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team  
163Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team  
164Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard  
165Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
166Piotr Gawronski (Pol) Poland  
167Cheng Ji (Chn) Skil - Shimano0:23:10 
168Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
169Michel Kreder (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:29:56 
170Pawel Bernas (Pol) Poland  
DNFGraeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
DNFCaleb Fairly (USA) HTC-Highroad  
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale20pts
2Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo19 
3Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team18 
4Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team17 
5Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Leopard Trek16 
6Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Team RadioShack15 
7Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto14 
8Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana13 
9Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team12 
10Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team11 
11Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling10 
12Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Poland9 
13Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Procycling8 
14Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale7 
15Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team6 
16Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD5 
17Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice4 
18Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
19David Tanner (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard2 
20Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
Sprint 1 - Kety, 18.9km
1Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team3pts
2Gianluca Maggiore (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia2 
3Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad1 
Sprint 2 - Wisla, 131.3km
1Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team3pts
2Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD2 
3Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
Sprint 3 - Cesky Tesin, 156.6km
1Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katusha Team3pts
2Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana2 
3Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
Special sprint - Ustron, 140km
1Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team  
Mountain 1 - Kubalonka, 88.6km
1Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice10pts
2Federico Rocchetti (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia7 
3Kamil Gradek (Pol) Poland5 
4Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team3 
5Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale2 
Mountain 2 - Zameczek/Kubalonka 1 przejazd, 105.6km
1Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice10pts
2Federico Rocchetti (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia7 
3Kamil Gradek (Pol) Poland5 
4Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team3 
5Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale2 
Mountain 3 - Zameczek/Kubalonka 2 przejazd, 123km
1Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team10pts
2Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice7 
3Federico Rocchetti (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia5 
4Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team3 
5Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD2 
Mountain 4 - Cieszyn 1 runda ul. Kossak-Szatkowskiej, 160.2km
1Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana3pts
2Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek2 
3Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling1 
1Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team13:03:54 
2Sky Procycling0:00:07 
3Pro Team Astana0:00:14 
4Lampre - ISD  
5AG2R La Mondiale0:00:31 
7CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:35 
8Katusha Team0:00:38 
9Leopard Trek  
10Quickstep Cycling Team0:00:45 
11Team RadioShack0:01:02 
12Team Garmin-Cervelo  
13Omega Pharma-Lotto  
14Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:08 
15Saxo Bank Sungard0:01:09 
16Movistar Team  
18BMC Racing Team0:03:24 
19Skil - Shimano0:06:28 
21De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia0:08:03 
General classification after stage 4
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale13:16:35 
2Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:05 
3Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:07 
4Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
5Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Team RadioShack0:00:13 
6Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
7Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
8Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Leopard Trek  
9Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team  
10Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
11Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
12Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Poland  
13Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling  
14Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana  
15Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
16Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
17Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Procycling  
18Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
19Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:18 
20John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad0:00:20 
21Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
22Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Leopard Trek  
23Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana  
24Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
25Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
26Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team  
27Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
28Patxi Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
29Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD  
30Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
31Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
32Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana  
33Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
34Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Procycling  
35Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
36Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team  
37Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling  
38Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team  
39Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad  
40Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:34 
41Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:38 
42Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:00:40 
43Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:41 
44Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
45Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
46Jacek Morajko (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
47Paolo Bailetti (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia0:00:42 
48Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:43 
49David Tanner (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard  
50Carlos Oyarzun (Chi) Movistar Team  
51Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:00:44 
52Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team  
53Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack  
54Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard  
55Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team  
56Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
57Francesco Reda (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
58Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
59Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
60Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team  
61Bruno Pires (Por) Leopard Trek  
62Andrey Mizurov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
63Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
64Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
65Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
66Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
67Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling  
68Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack  
69Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
70José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
71Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack  
72Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
73Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:53 
74Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:30 
75Rubén Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team  
76Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:32 
77Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
78Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek  
79Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team RadioShack  
80Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
81Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Procycling  
82Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
83Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:47 
84Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling0:01:56 
85Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
86Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:01:59 
87Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard0:02:11 
88Pawel Cieslik (Pol) Poland0:02:16 
89Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:02:17 
90Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:44 
91Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team0:02:51 
92Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana0:03:09 
93Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana0:03:11 
94Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katusha Team0:05:12 
95Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:05:15 
96Nelson Oliveira (Por) Team RadioShack  
97Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling  
98Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team0:05:44 
99Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
100Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
101Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
102Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:06:20 
103Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team0:06:43 
104Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:07:08 
105Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:07:24 
106Adrian Kurek (Pol) Poland0:07:25 
107Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team0:07:32 
108Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:07:33 
109Fabio Piscopiello (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia0:07:34 
110Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:07:38 
111Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Leopard Trek  
112Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad  
113Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad  
114Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
115Dominic Klemme (Ger) Leopard Trek  
116Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
117Sam Bewley (NZl) Team RadioShack  
118Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
119Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack  
120Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad  
121Mateusz Taciak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
122Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:07:59 
123Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team0:08:01 
124Jaroslaw Dabrowski (Pol) Poland0:08:22 
125Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team0:08:26 
126Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:08:28 
127Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team0:08:29 
128William Clarke (Aus) Leopard Trek0:08:32 
129Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) Katusha Team0:08:38 
130Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:08:47 
131Óscar Pujol Muñoz (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:08:50 
132Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD0:08:52 
133Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:08:54 
134John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing Team0:08:57 
135Michal Podlaski (Pol) Poland0:09:17 
136Lukasz Bodnar (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:09:24 
137Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:09:46 
138Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:10:03 
139Chris Butler (USA) BMC Racing Team0:10:14 
140Michele Merlo (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia0:10:21 
141Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:10:41 
142Giorgio Brambilla (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia0:10:48 
143Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard0:11:23 
144Gianluca Maggiore (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia0:13:33 
145Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team0:13:39 
146Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad0:13:42 
147Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad0:13:43 
148Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
149Federico Rocchetti (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
150Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha Team  
151Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team  
152Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
153Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard  
154Matteo Fedi (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
155Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
156Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:14:39 
157Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:14:49 
158Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard0:14:54 
159Kamil Gradek (Pol) Poland0:14:57 
160Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:02 
161Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team  
162Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:15:38 
163Laurent Didier (Lux) Saxo Bank Sungard0:18:00 
164Piotr Gawronski (Pol) Poland0:18:10 
165Brice Feillu (Fra) Leopard Trek0:21:43 
166Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:23:20 
167Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:23:22 
168Michel Kreder (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:30:06 
169Pawel Bernas (Pol) Poland  
170Cheng Ji (Chn) Skil - Shimano0:33:59 
Points classification
1Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team62pts
2Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano60 
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale55 
4Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo40 
5Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto39 
6Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team38 
7Alexander Kristoff (Nor) BMC Racing Team34 
8Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Leopard Trek33 
9Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Team RadioShack30 
10Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team30 
11Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team29 
12Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team28 
13John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad28 
14Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard26 
15Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto22 
16Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad22 
17Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana21 
18Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo19 
19Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard18 
20Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team18 
21Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team17 
22Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Leopard Trek16 
23Michele Merlo (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia16 
24Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team11 
25Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling10 
26Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Poland9 
27Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Katusha Team9 
28Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Procycling8 
29Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8 
30Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale7 
31Giorgio Brambilla (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia7 
32Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Leopard Trek6 
33Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto6 
34Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling6 
35Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice5 
36Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD5 
37Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard5 
38Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
39Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana3 
40Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice2 
41David Tanner (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard2 
42Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team2 
43Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
44Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1 
Sprint classification
1Adrian Kurek (Pol) Poland13pts
2Gianluca Maggiore (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia10 
3Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) Katusha Team6 
4Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice5 
5Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi5 
6Fabio Piscopiello (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia4 
7Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team4 
8Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team3 
9Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katusha Team3 
10Lukasz Bodnar (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice3 
11Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD2 
12Paolo Bailetti (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia2 
13Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana2 
14Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1 
15Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
16Carlos Oyarzun (Chi) Movistar Team1 
17Alex Rasmussen (Den) HTC-Highroad1 
Mountains classification
1Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice33pts
2Federico Rocchetti (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia19 
3Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team16 
4Kamil Gradek (Pol) Poland10 
5Paolo Bailetti (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia4 
6Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale4 
7Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team3 
8Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana3 
9Lukasz Bodnar (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice3 
10Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team3 
11Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek2 
12Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
13Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD2 
14Giorgio Brambilla (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia2 
15Gianluca Maggiore (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia2 
16Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling1 
17Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1 
18Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) Katusha Team1 
Teams classification
1Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team39:50:24 
2Sky Procycling0:00:07 
3Pro Team Astana0:00:14 
4Lampre - ISD  
5AG2R La Mondiale0:00:31 
7CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:35 
8Leopard Trek0:00:38 
9Katusha Team  
10Quickstep Cycling Team0:00:45 
11Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:02 
12Team Garmin-Cervelo  
13Team RadioShack  
14Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:08 
15Saxo Bank Sungard0:01:09 
16Movistar Team  
18BMC Racing Team0:03:24 
19Skil - Shimano0:06:28 
21De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia0:08:03 

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