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Tour de Romandie 2012

Date range:
April 24-29, 2012

April 27, Stage 3: La Neuveville - Charmey 157.6km

Luis Leon Sanchez wins Romandie stage to Charmey

By:
Daniel Benson
Published:
April 27, 2012, 16:27 BST,
Updated:
April 27, 2012, 18:53 BST

Wiggins faces uphill battle for race lead

Luis Leon Sanchez (Rabobank Cycling Team) was too strong for his rivals

Luis Leon Sanchez (Rabobank Cycling Team) was too strong for his rivals

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Close to the win on stage 2 to Moutier at the Tour of Romandie, Luis Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) moved onto the top step of the podium today, beating a small group of favourites into Charmey. The Spaniard secured a ten second time bonus to move to within one second of race leader Bradley Wiggins (Sky), who was unable to respond in the uphill sprint for the line.

Gianni Meersman (Lotto Belisol Team) and Paolo Tiralongo (Astana Pro Team) rounded out the top three, and with two stages remaining the race is delicately poised, with a mountain stage and individual time trial to come.

Wiggins had asked the press for better questions at end of his press conference on stage 1 but within 48 hours it was his GC rivals who turned quizzical on the tough climb to the finish, with a serious of testing attacks before the final sprint to the line.

Until then the Sky team had ridden a relatively untroubled stage, sheltering their leader from the wind and keeping the day's break in check. Mark Cavendish, so often the benefactor of teamwork, played his role in Sky's control, helping to set the pace for his teammates at various points.

The rolling parcours bore a resemblance to stage 2 and like yesterday's stage an early break formed with Gatis Smukulis (Katusha), Leigh Howard (GreenEdge), Anders Lund (Saxo Bank), Tosh Van der Sande (Lotto-Belisol) and Matthew Brammeier (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) escaping.

With just under 50 kilometres to go, and the gap at 4:55, Sky began to increase their pace. Howard was riding towards the yellow jersey, 3:43 down on Wiggins at the start of the race but as the gap began to evaporate on the flat roads between the final climb of Le Chateland and the finish, a number of teams began to assist Wiggins.

Lampre, Garmin, and Rabobank were the most effective, reducing the gap to 2:41 with 20 kilometres.

Sensing it was now or never, Smukulis snuck off the front as the remnants of the break watched each other. Brammeier and Van der Sande attempted a brief chase with 10 kilometres remaining but by the time they reached the final 6 kilometres the climb had started and their time was almost up.

Smukulis was finally brought back and Dave Zabriskie attempted to go clear. By now Sky's domestiques were reduced to the impressive Richie Porte and Michael Rogers, both of whom will surely be part of Sky's plans for the Tour. Porte responded to a flurry of attacks on the lower slopes, dragging Wiggins and the rest of the peloton back each time.

With so many riders within touching distance of Wiggins's lead it was important that Sky measured their strength, only pulling back moves that contained their closest rivals. So when Simon Spilak (Katusha Team), 9 seconds down on GC, attacked with Roman Kreuziger (Pro Team Astana), a response was needed.

Luckily for Wiggins it came but when Janez Brajkovic (Pro Team Astana) and then Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) struck for home it was clear that Wiggins was riding into the red. Both riders were caught but within sight of the line Sanchez launched his sprint and Wiggins was forced to yield.

Meersman, who had finished one place behind Sanchez a day earlier, and who was 28 seconds down on Wiggins before the start of the stage, almost came through on the inside. But Sanchez just about had enough in the tank, taking his third win of the year, and his first ever on Swiss soil.

Wiggins asked for better questions, and today he answered them, just.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 3:58:29  
2 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
3 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana    
4 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Barracuda    
5 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
6 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
7 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
8 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team    
9 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
10 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
11 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
12 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team    
13 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
14 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar    
15 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
16 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana    
17 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Radioshack-Nissan    
18 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
19 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
20 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
21 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team    
22 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling    
23 Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack-Nissan    
24 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
25 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
26 Rui Costa (Por) Movistar Team    
27 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling    
28 Molina Ruben Plaza (Spa) Movistar Team    
29 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Barracuda    
30 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
31 Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling    
32 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Team Saxo Bank    
33 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team    
34 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Pro Team Astana    
35 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team    
36 Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
37 Jerôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
38 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
39 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Barracuda    
40 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team    
41 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
42 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
43 Juan Jose Cobo (Spa) Movistar Team    
44 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
45 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team    
46 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
47 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
48 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
49 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
50 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
51 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Barracuda    
52 Pieter Weening (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
53 George Bennett (NZl) Radioshack-Nissan    
54 Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling    
55 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan    
56 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
57 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Barracuda    
58 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
59 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team    
60 Jorge Azanza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
61 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
62 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
63 Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank    
64 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Team Saxo Bank    
65 Mikel Landa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
66 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Barracuda    
67 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team    
68 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team    
69 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
70 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar Team    
71 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
72 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
73 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Pro Team Astana    
74 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:15  
75 Allan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
76 Jose Cayetano Sarmiento (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale    
77 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
78 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
79 Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
80 Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar    
81 Cyrille Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar    
82 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana 0:01:40  
83 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
84 Cedric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
85 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team 0:02:00  
86 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:02:54  
87 Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:03:33  
88 Jeremy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
89 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat    
90 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
91 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana    
92 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana    
93 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
94 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
95 Rippol Juan Horrach (Spa) Katusha Team    
96 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
97 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Radioshack-Nissan    
98 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
99 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
100 Luke Durbridge (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
101 David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
102 Ricardo Garcia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
103 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
104 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:04:17  
105 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
106 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:04:49  
107 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
108 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank    
109 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan    
110 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
111 Lars Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team    
112 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
113 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
114 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
115 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar    
116 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
117 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Radioshack-Nissan    
118 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank    
119 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
120 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale    
121 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
122 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
123 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
124 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
125 Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
126 Matthew Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
127 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
128 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
129 Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar    
130 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar    
131 Franck Bouyer (Fra) Team Europcar    
132 Jean-Christophe Perraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
133 Daryl Impey (RSA) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
134 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
135 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:05:48  
136 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:06:15  
137 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
138 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Barracuda    
138 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD    
140 Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
141 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD    
142 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
143 Said Haddou (Fra) Team Europcar    
144 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
145 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Barracuda    
146 Alan Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
147 Christian Meier (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
148 Chris Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:06:33  
149 Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling    
150 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:12:33  
151 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling    
152 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:13:46  
DNS Jakob Fugslang (Den) Radioshack-Nissan    
Mountain 1 (Cat 3) Arrisoules, km 59.9
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Matthew Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 5  pts
2 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 3  
3 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 2  
4 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank 1  
Mountain 2 (Cat. 2) Le Chatelard, km 102.8
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team 8  pts
2 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 6  
3 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank 4  
4 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 2  
5 Matthew Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1  
Mountain 3 (Cat. 3) Treyvaux, km 124.6
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team 5  pts
2 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank 3  
3 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 2  
4 Matthew Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1  
Sprint 1 - La Cantine, km 112.8
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team 6  pts
2 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 3  
3 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 1  
Sprint 2 - Bulle, km 140.1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team 6  pts
2 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 3  
3 Matthew Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Rabobank Cycling Team 11:55:27  
2 Pro Team Astana    
3 BMC Racing Team    
4 Saur - Sojasun    
5 Garmin-Barracuda    
6 Lampre - ISD    
7 Movistar Team    
8 Sky Procycling    
9 Katusha Team    
10 Radioshack-Nissan    
11 Euskaltel - Euskadi    
12 Liquigas-Cannondale    
13 Team Saxo Bank    
14 FDJ-Big Mat    
15 AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:15  
16 Team Europcar 0:02:30  
17 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
18 Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:02:54  
19 GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:02:55  
20 Lotto Belisol Team 0:09:38  
General classification after stage 3
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 12:40:31  
2 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:01  
3 Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:00:07  
4 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:09  
5 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
6 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Barracuda 0:00:11  
7 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
8 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Barracuda 0:00:12  
9 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team    
10 Molina Ruben Plaza (Spa) Movistar Team    
11 Rui Costa (Por) Movistar Team 0:00:13  
12 Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack-Nissan    
13 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:00:14  
14 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team    
15 Jerôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:15  
16 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
17 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team    
18 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team 0:00:16  
19 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Radioshack-Nissan    
20 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Team Saxo Bank    
21 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:18  
22 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan    
23 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team    
24 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Barracuda    
25 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team 0:00:19  
26 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Barracuda    
27 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana    
28 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Pro Team Astana    
29 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Barracuda 0:00:20  
30 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana    
31 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:00:21  
32 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
33 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar Team    
34 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
35 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:00:22  
36 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
37 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
38 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:00:23  
39 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Barracuda    
40 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
41 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:24  
42 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
43 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
44 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:00:25  
45 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
46 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar    
47 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
48 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:26  
49 Pieter Weening (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:00:27  
50 Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
51 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:28  
52 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling    
53 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:00:29  
54 Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:30  
55 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
56 Mikel Landa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:32  
57 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team 0:00:35  
58 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
59 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team 0:00:37  
60 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:38  
61 George Bennett (NZl) Radioshack-Nissan 0:00:39  
62 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:00:49  
63 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Pro Team Astana 0:01:16  
64 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:33  
65 Juan Jose Cobo (Spa) Movistar Team    
66 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:37  
67 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:40  
68 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:01:42  
69 Allan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
70 Cyrille Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar 0:01:46  
71 Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling 0:01:58  
72 Jorge Azanza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:54  
73 Jose Cayetano Sarmiento (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:03:01  
74 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:02  
75 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:03:41  
76 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana 0:04:14  
77 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team 0:04:15  
78 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:04:33  
79 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:41  
80 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana 0:05:03  
81 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:05:13  
82 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank 0:05:48  
83 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:05:54  
84 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
85 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:06:00  
86 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:06:15  
87 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
88 Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar 0:06:29  
89 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:07:40  
90 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team 0:07:46  
91 Jean-Christophe Perraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
92 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:07:47  
93 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:07:49  
94 Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:07:50  
95 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Radioshack-Nissan 0:08:31  
96 Christian Meier (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:08:44  
97 Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:08:45  
98 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:09:31  
99 Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar 0:09:34  
100 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:09:58  
101 Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:10:01  
102 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:10:09  
103 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana 0:10:11  
104 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:10:14  
105 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:10:15  
106 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:10:25  
107 Ricardo Garcia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:11:16  
108 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:11:21  
109 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank 0:11:23  
110 Luke Durbridge (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:11:31  
111 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat 0:11:56  
112 Rippol Juan Horrach (Spa) Katusha Team 0:12:07  
113 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan 0:12:17  
114 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:12:25  
115 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:12:27  
116 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
117 Jeremy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:13:07  
118 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:13:23  
119 Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:13:30  
120 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:13:32  
121 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:13:34  
122 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar 0:13:58  
123 Lars Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team 0:14:09  
124 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Barracuda 0:14:17  
125 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:14:27  
126 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:14:53  
127 Cedric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:15:52  
128 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Radioshack-Nissan 0:16:26  
129 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:16:50  
130 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale 0:17:58  
131 David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:18:32  
132 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:18:35  
133 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:18:48  
134 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:18:55  
135 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:19:38  
136 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:19:46  
137 Matthew Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:19:48  
138 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:19:49  
139 Franck Bouyer (Fra) Team Europcar 0:19:52  
140 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:19:55  
141 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar 0:20:04  
142 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD 0:20:49  
143 Daryl Impey (RSA) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:20:55  
144 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Barracuda 0:21:07  
145 Said Haddou (Fra) Team Europcar 0:21:21  
146 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD 0:21:23  
147 Chris Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:24:39  
148 Alan Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:26:30  
149 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
150 Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling 0:26:38  
151 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:28:25  
152 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:32:29  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Lars Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team 21  pts
2 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 15  
3 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team 13  
4 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 12  
5 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 10  
6 Christian Meier (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team 9  
7 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 9  
8 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank 8  
9 Matthew Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 7  
10 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Radioshack-Nissan 7  
11 Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar 6  
12 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Team Saxo Bank 5  
13 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Barracuda 4  
14 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Pro Team Astana 4  
15 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 4  
16 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 3  
17 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 2  
18 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
19 Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling 2  
20 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 2  
21 Chris Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 2  
22 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 1  
23 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team 1  
Sprint classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team 12  pts
2 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 7  
3 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 6  
4 Christian Meier (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team 6  
5 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 6  
6 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 4  
7 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 4  
8 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Barracuda 3  
9 Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 3  
10 Lars Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team 3  
11 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 3  
12 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Pro Team Astana 1  
13 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 1  
14 Matthew Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1  
Young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Barracuda 12:40:42  
2 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
3 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:04  
4 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team    
5 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:10  
6 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:00:18  
7 Mikel Landa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:21  
8 George Bennett (NZl) Radioshack-Nissan 0:00:28  
9 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:00:38  
10 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:30  
11 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:05:43  
12 Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar 0:06:18  
13 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:09:20  
14 Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar 0:09:23  
15 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:09:47  
16 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:09:58  
17 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:10:14  
18 Ricardo Garcia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:11:05  
19 Luke Durbridge (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:11:20  
20 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan 0:12:06  
21 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:12:16  
22 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:13:21  
23 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Barracuda 0:14:06  
24 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:14:42  
25 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Radioshack-Nissan 0:16:15  
26 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:16:39  
27 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:19:44  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Sky Procycling 38:01:59  
2 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:03  
3 Garmin-Barracuda 0:00:06  
4 Radioshack-Nissan 0:00:08  
5 Movistar Team 0:00:16  
6 BMC Racing Team 0:00:17  
7 Team Saxo Bank 0:00:21  
8 Katusha Team 0:00:24  
9 Pro Team Astana 0:00:26  
10 Saur - Sojasun 0:00:28  
11 Liquigas-Cannondale    
12 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:44  
13 FDJ-Big Mat 0:01:31  
14 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:02:50  
15 Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:04:10  
16 Team Europcar 0:04:29  
17 Lampre - ISD 0:04:59  
18 GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:05:23  
19 AG2R La Mondiale 0:06:16  
20 Lotto Belisol Team 0:26:58