Wiggins takes sprint victory in La Chaux-de-Fonds

British champion assumes GC lead from teammate Geraint Thomas

Team Sky's Bradley Wiggins came to the Tour de Romandie to make a statement about his Tour de France ambitions, and what a statement he made: after his sprinter Mark Cavendish was dropped on a climb with 30km to go, the British champion won the bunch sprint by putting in such a turn of speed that no sprinter could come around.

He was trailed across the line by Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Paolo Tiralongo (Astana), with Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) taking a close fourth in the battle for the bonus seconds.

"I went a bit early and had to sit down to rest for a bit and then went again but it was good to get the win!," Wiggins said on TeamSky.com. The fact that this time trial specialist and Grand Tour contender was at the head of the bunch sprint was made all the more remarkable by the fact that 20 minutes earlier he had been dropped from the peloton with a flat tyre.

"I had a lot of adrenaline after I punctured with 25k to go. When that happened the boys dropped back for me and did a fantastic job," he said.

"Then in the final I was kind of on my own and marshalling everything and I just wanted to pay them back for everything they’d done, they were incredible. I’ve got them to thank and it was really nice to be able to finish it off like that."

Wiggins' teammate and race leader Geraint Thomas was dropped on the Haut de la Côte, having left his climbing legs on the track in Melbourne, so the race leadership passed to Wiggins, with Rogers in second at seven seconds. Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) is now in third.

The 184.5km stage from Morges to La Chaux-de-Fonds seemed to be going according to plan for the sprinters, with a four-man breakaway hitting out early and then gaining a manageable lead which maxed out at 5:09 and was well under control by the Sky Procycling team of race leader Thomas and world champion Cavendish.

Martin Kohler (BMC), Kenny Dehaes (Lotto-Belisol), Angelo Tulik (Europcar) and Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur-Sojasun) worked well together but still had their gap reduced to just 1:30 as they approached the category 2 Haut de la Côte.

As the gradient kicked in, Kohler, who had taken the earlier category 2 mountain sprint on Les Bugnenets, attacked in pursuit of the mountains jersey, dropping his companions as the peloton surged nearer.

The BMC rider could not stay clear for the crest, and there was a counter-attack from the peloton by Fabrice Jeandesboz (Saur-Sojasun), who went clear as the breakaway was swallowed up.

On the back, the high pace on the climb and the hard chase leading up to it by Sky put paid to the chances of  Cavendish and, not surprisingly considering his recent focus on the track, race leader Thomas.

The final 20km were filled with attacks, with Thomas Rohregger (RadioShack-Nissan) going clear over the top, but the move merely succeeded in bringing Jeandesboz back. There was a quick counter-attack by Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat) which split the peloton, leaving a fracturing group of a dozen riders off the front of the bunch.

Wiggins had an untimely mechanical at this point, and had to fight his way back with his Sky teammate Michael Rogers, who was wearing the green points jersey. Once Wiggins was brought back, Sky went back to the front and sparked a wickedly fast chase to bring back the 14 riders up the road.

On the final classified climb, the category 3 Le Communal de la Sagne, the lead group was headed by Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda) and Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo Bank), but the peloton was hot on their heels.

Sensing the impending catch, Daniel Navarro (Saxo Bank) attacked, and was chased by two riders, Rinaldo Nocentini (AG2R) and Maxime Mederel (Saur-Sojasun), but on the rapid run-in of the final 10km, the trio could not gain much of an advantage on the bunch. A final surge by Katusha with 7km to go put the nail in the coffin for the remaining leaders.

Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) tried to pull clear on a small climb and was followed by five others, but with a flat road to the finish it would be difficult for a group to stay clear, and the American was called back to the peloton to help control the escapees in the final kilometers.

Rui Costa (Movistar) put in a surge with 2km to go, but Wiggins himself shut down the move, the British champion clearly on a tear. Wiggins sat back and let Rabobank and Liquigas lead into the final half kilometer, then went again to the front and put in a blistering sprint that left the other contenders struggling and ultimately failing to get past.

"I want to win Romandie, that’s for sure. I’ll take what I can every day and it’s really nice to win a sprint like this because normally I only ever really win time trials."

Full Results
1Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling4:50:23 
2Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
3Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana  
4Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
5Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
6Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team  
7Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
8Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
9Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Barracuda  
10Pieter Weening (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
11Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
12Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
13Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
14Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
15Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
16Thomas Rohregger (Aut) RadioShack-Nissan  
17Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
18Mikel Landa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
19Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Pro Team Astana  
20Molina Ruben Plaza (Spa) Movistar Team  
21Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Barracuda  
22Rui Costa (Por) Movistar Team  
23Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Barracuda  
24Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
25Jerôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
26Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
27Cyrille Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
28Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank  
29Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team  
30Maxime Mederel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
31Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
32Daniel Navarro (Spa) Team Saxo Bank  
33Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
34Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
35Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
36Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
37Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
38Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
39Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
40Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
41Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Barracuda  
42Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
43Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Barracuda  
44Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan  
45Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
46Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
47Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana  
48Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team  
49Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
50Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team  
51Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team  
52Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
53Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Pro Team Astana  
54Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar Team  
55Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
56Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team  
57Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling  
58David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Barracuda  
59Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
60Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:00:11 
61Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling  
62Allan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
63Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
64Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
65Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
66Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
67Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team  
68George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan  
69Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
70Jeremy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:00:44 
71Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank0:00:49 
72Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana0:01:15 
73Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
74Jose Cayetano Sarmiento (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale  
75Juan Jose Cobo (Spa) Movistar Team  
76Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana  
77Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
78Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Team Saxo Bank  
79Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
80Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
81Christian Meier (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
82Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team  
83Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
84Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar  
85Jean-Christophe Perraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
86Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling  
87Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:03 
88Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:00 
89Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:02:27 
90Jorge Azanza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
91John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
92Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:04:02 
93Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
94Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team  
95Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
96Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan  
97Nelson Oliveira (Por) RadioShack-Nissan  
98Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
99Luke Durbridge (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:05:32 
100Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
101Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana  
102Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
103Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
104Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
105Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale  
106Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team  
107Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
108Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
109Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
110Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
111Jakob Fugslang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan  
112Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank  
113Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:07:16 
114Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
115Ricardo Garcia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
116David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
117Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling0:07:22 
118Matthew Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
119Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan  
120Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar  
121Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
122Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
123Lars Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team  
124Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
125Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Barracuda  
126Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar  
127Said Haddou (Fra) Team Europcar  
128Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar  
129Cedric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
130Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
131Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Barracuda  
132Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
133Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat  
134Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD  
135Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
136Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD  
137Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
138Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
139Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
140Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
141Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
142Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
143Rippol Juan Horrach (Spa) Katusha Team  
144Franck Bouyer (Fra) Team Europcar  
145Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
146Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
147Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
148Chris Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling0:11:17 
149Daryl Impey (RSA) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
150Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling  
151Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
152Travis Meyer (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
153Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
154Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team  
155Alan Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
156Kenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
157Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling  
DNFDenis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team  
DNFSergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
Sprint 1 - La Chaux-de-Fonds, 116.7km
1Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun6pts
2Kenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team3 
3Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team1 
Sprint 2 - Les Ponts-de-Martels, 164.4km
1Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team6pts
2Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank3 
3Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Pro Team Astana1 
Mountain 1 - Les Bugnenets (Cat. 2) 95.2km
1Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team8pts
2Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar6 
3Kenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team4 
4Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun2 
5Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling1 
Mountain 2 - Haut de la Côte (Cat. 2) 159.1km
1Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun8pts
2Thomas Rohregger (Aut) RadioShack-Nissan6 
3Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Pro Team Astana4 
4Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team2 
5Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team1 
Mountain 3 - La Sagne (Cat. 3) 173.1km
1Daniel Navarro (Spa) Team Saxo Bank5pts
2Maxime Mederel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun3 
3Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale2 
4Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling1 
1BMC Racing Team14:31:09 
2Euskaltel - Euskadi  
3Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
4Movistar Team  
5Garmin - Barracuda  
6Astana Pro Team  
7Team Saxo Bank  
8Rabobank Cycling Team  
10Saur - Sojasun  
12Sky Procycling0:00:11 
13Katusha Team  
14FDJ-Big Mat0:01:06 
15Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:01:15 
16Team Europcar  
17GreenEdge Cycling Team0:01:26 
18AG2R La Mondiale0:03:42 
19Lampre - ISD0:04:13 
20Lotto Belisol Team0:14:55 
General classification after stage 1
1Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling4:53:51 
2Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling0:00:07 
3Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:09 
4Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
5Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Barracuda0:00:11 
6Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
7David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Barracuda0:00:12 
8Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team  
9Molina Ruben Plaza (Spa) Movistar Team  
10Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:13 
11Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:14 
12Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team  
13Jerôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:15 
14Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
15Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
16Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
17Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team0:00:16 
18Thomas Rohregger (Aut) RadioShack-Nissan  
19Daniel Navarro (Spa) Team Saxo Bank  
20Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:18 
21Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
22Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team  
23Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
24Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Barracuda  
25Rui Costa (Por) Movistar Team0:00:19 
26Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team  
27Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Barracuda  
28Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana  
29Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Pro Team Astana  
30Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Barracuda0:00:20 
31Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:21 
32Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
33Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar Team  
34Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
35Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:00:22 
36Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
37Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:00:23 
38Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Barracuda  
39Maxime Mederel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
40Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:24 
41Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
42Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana  
43Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
44Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
45Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:25 
46Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
47Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
48Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
49Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
50Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:26 
51Pieter Weening (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:27 
52Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
53Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
54Allan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
55Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Pro Team Astana0:00:28 
56Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
57Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling  
58Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
59Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:00:29 
60Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank0:00:30 
61Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
62Cyrille Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:31 
63Mikel Landa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:32 
64Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team0:00:35 
65Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
66Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team0:00:37 
67Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:38 
68Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:39 
69George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan  
70Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:00:49 
71Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank0:00:59 
72Jeremy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:01:02 
73Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:01:26 
74Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling0:01:29 
75Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana0:01:30 
76Juan Jose Cobo (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:33 
77Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:01:36 
78Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
79Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Team Saxo Bank0:01:37 
80Jean-Christophe Perraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
81Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana0:01:40 
82Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar  
83Christian Meier (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:01:41 
84Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team0:01:42 
85Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:43 
86Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:01:46 
87Jose Cayetano Sarmiento (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale  
88Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:26 
89Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:02:39 
90Jorge Azanza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:54 
91John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:02 
92Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:04:14 
93Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team0:04:15 
94Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:04:16 
95Nelson Oliveira (Por) RadioShack-Nissan0:04:17 
96Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:04:26 
97Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan0:04:29 
98Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:04:33 
99Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team0:05:43 
100Luke Durbridge (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:05:44 
101Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team0:05:46 
102Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:05:48 
103Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
104Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:49 
105Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana0:05:50 
106Jakob Fugslang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan0:05:52 
107Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank0:05:53 
108Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:05:54 
109Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
110Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:57 
111Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
112Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:06:08 
113Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling0:07:23 
114Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan0:07:28 
115Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:07:29 
116Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:07:31 
117Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Barracuda0:07:32 
118Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:07:33 
119Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Barracuda  
120Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:07:36 
121Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:07:37 
122Cedric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
123Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:07:38 
124Lars Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team0:07:39 
125David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
126Matthew Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
127Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:07:40 
128Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:07:41 
129Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
130Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat0:07:42 
131Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
132Ricardo Garcia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:07:43 
133Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
134Franck Bouyer (Fra) Team Europcar  
135Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:44 
136Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
137Said Haddou (Fra) Team Europcar0:07:46 
138Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
139Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
140Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar0:07:47 
141Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD0:07:48 
142Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:07:49 
143Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar0:07:50 
144Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:52 
145Rippol Juan Horrach (Spa) Katusha Team0:07:53 
146Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar0:07:55 
147Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD0:07:59 
148Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling0:11:24 
149Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team0:11:29 
150Chris Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling0:11:31 
151Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling0:11:33 
152Travis Meyer (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
153Kenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:11:37 
154Daryl Impey (RSA) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:11:38 
155Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:11:39 
156Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:11:45 
157Alan Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:11:46 
Sprint classification
1Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team6pts
2Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun6 
3Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank3 
4Kenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team3 
5Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Pro Team Astana1 
6Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team1 
Mountains classification
1Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun8pts
2Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team8 
3Thomas Rohregger (Aut) RadioShack-Nissan6 
4Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar6 
5Daniel Navarro (Spa) Team Saxo Bank5 
6Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Pro Team Astana4 
7Kenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team4 
8Maxime Mederel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun3 
9Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team2 
10Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale2 
11Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun2 
12Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling1 
13Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team1 
14Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling1 
Young riders classification
1Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Barracuda4:54:02 
2Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
3Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:04 
4Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
5Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:10 
6Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:00:18 
7Mikel Landa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:21 
8Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:28 
9George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan  
10Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:00:38 
11Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:29 
12Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:02:28 
13Nelson Oliveira (Por) RadioShack-Nissan0:04:06 
14Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team0:05:32 
15Luke Durbridge (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:05:33 
16Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:05:37 
17Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
18Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:05:43 
19Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan0:07:17 
20Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:07:20 
21Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:07:22 
22Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Barracuda  
23Ricardo Garcia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:07:32 
24Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:07:33 
25Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:07:35 
26Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:07:38 
27Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar0:07:39 
28Travis Meyer (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:11:22 
Teams classification
1Sky Procycling14:41:59 
2Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:03 
3Garmin - Barracuda0:00:06 
5Movistar Team0:00:16 
6BMC Racing Team0:00:17 
7Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:20 
8Team Saxo Bank0:00:21 
9Katusha Team0:00:24 
10Astana Pro Team0:00:26 
12Saur - Sojasun  
13Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:44 
14Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:01:16 
15FDJ-Big Mat0:01:31 
16GreenEdge Cycling Team0:01:40 
17Team Europcar0:01:59 
18AG2R La Mondiale0:04:17 
19Lampre - ISD0:04:59 
20Lotto Belisol Team0:15:22 


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