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Tour de Romandie 2012

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April 24-29, 2012

April 28, Stage 4: Bulle - Sion 184km

Sanchez sprints to second straight victory at Tour de Romandie

By:
Peter Hymas
Published:
April 28, 2012, 16:31 BST,
Updated:
April 28, 2012, 23:39 BST

Spaniard takes over leader's jersey from Wiggins

Luis Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) won his second consecutive stage at the Tour de Romandie.

Luis Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) won his second consecutive stage at the Tour de Romandie.

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Luis Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) sprinted to his second straight victory at the Tour de Romandie and with the stage winner's time bonus took over the leader's jersey from Bradley Wiggins (Sky).

While stage 4 at the Tour de Romandie was the Swiss race's most mountainous, featuring a trio of category 1 climbs plus a category 2 ascent, nonetheless a group of 38 riders arrived together at the finish in Sion to contest the sprint for stage honours. Sanchez led-out the sprint from approximately 300m and none of his rivals had the power to come around the on-form Spaniard. Rinaldo Nocentini (AG2R La Mondiale) finished second, followed by Branislau Samoilau (Movistar) in third. Overnight leader Bradley Wiggins crossed the finish line in the lead group for 18th place.

Sanchez started the stage just one second behind Wiggins on general classification, but with the Spaniard's 10-second stage victory bonus he now leads Wiggins on general classification by nine seconds, with the British champion's Sky teammate Michael Rogers in third overall at 16 seconds with only one stage remaining.

As the peloton rolled out of Bulle at the start of the 184km stage the parcours began to slope upwards almost immediately for the day's first climb, the category one Col de Mosses at 36.5km. While the field was content to ride in tranquilo fashion with an abundance of climbing yet to come, six riders went out on the attack to form the early break: Johann Tschopp (BMC), Eduard Vorganov and Petr Ignatenko (Katusha), Jorge Azanza (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Jean-Christophe Perraud (AG2R La Mondiale) and Guillaume Levarlet (Saur-Sojasun).

Vorganov led the escapees over the Col de Mosses summit and after 50km of racing their advantage over the peloton stood at 2:38. The six-man break managed to extend their lead to nearly four minutes, but as the kilometres ticked by race leader Bradley Wiggins's Sky team upped the tempo in the peloton. As the field negotiated the flat valley roads during the stage's mid-portion in advance of the three categorised climbs in the stage's endgame, the break's lead dropped to 1:20 with 71km remaining.

On the slopes of the day's second category one ascent, the Piste de l'Ours, the break splintered with Tschopp, Ignatenko and Levarlet going clear. Meanwhile, Peter Stetina launched an attack from a dwindling peloton on the climb and was soon joined by Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank), Rui Costa (Movistar) and Giampaolo Caruso (Katusha). Sky continued to set a steady tempo in the ascent with Michael Rogers at the front, followed by Wiggins and Richie Porte.

Ignatenko crossed the summit with a slight lead over Tschopp while Levarlet fell further back. The remainder of the early break were caught and passed by the four-man chase group on the climb and were absorbed back into the peloton. Ten Dam led the chasers over the summit 1:30 behind Ignatenko while the Sky-led peloton crossed the KOM line 20 seconds later.

In the approach to the day's final climb, the category 1 St-Martin at 160.2km, the two groups off the front consolidated into a seven-man break and with 32km to go their lead stood at 45 seconds.

Soon after beginning the final climb the break once again split up, with Ten Dam, Caruso and Costa leaving their companions behind. Amaël Moinard (BMC) bridged from the peloton, but it was gruppo compatto at the head of affairs with 27.8km to go, four kilometres from the summit.

Europcar's Davide Malacarne took over the pace-making at the head of the field with the Sky trio of Rogers, Wiggins and Porte lined out behind on the Italian's wheel. Two kilometres later Malacarne's teammate Pierre Rolland launched an attack which was immediately marked by John Gadret (AG2R La Mondiale) and Mikel Landa (Euskaltel-Euskadi). As the trio steadily rode away from the field Moinard headed out of the peloton in pursuit accompanied by Simon Spilak (Katusha).

The situation off the front remained fluid in the approach to the KOM, but ultimately Landa and Gadret were joined by Jesus Hernandez (Saxo Bank), Roman Kreuziger (Astana) and Rinaldo Nocentini (AG2R La Mondiale) just prior to the summit. Kreuziger led the quintet over the top with the Richie Porte-paced field in hot pursuit 15 seconds in arrears.

The riders now faced a very fast, switchbacked descent of 14.5km, followed by approximately 9km of flat roads into the finishing city of Sion.

The lead group grew to 12 riders on the high-speed descent, including race leader Bradley Wiggins (Sky), with Kreuziger and best young rider Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Barracuda) prominent at the front carving their way through the switchbacks. Wiggins had no teammates in the lead group, but as the road flattened out in the run-in to the finish approximately 26 riders, including Sky's Rogers and Porte for Wiggins, made contact with 7km remaining.

Jesus Hernandez (Saxo Bank) made several attempts to escape the clutches of the peloton, but the lead group remained intact over the final five kilometres setting up another sprint finale amongst general classification contenders.

At the conclustion to stage 4 the top 30 riders overall are separated by only 35 seconds in advance of the final stage: a 16.5km individual time trial which fittingly for the mountainous Swiss stage race has a climb at its midpoint. Sky's time trial stalwarts Bradley Wiggins and Michael Rogers trail Sanchez by nine and 16 seconds respectively, but other strong chrono riders are also near the top of general classification including Stef Clement (Rabobank) and Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Barracuda).

Full Results

1 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 4:56:13  
2 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
3 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team    
4 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
5 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana    
6 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar    
7 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan    
8 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
9 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana    
10 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
11 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
12 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
13 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Barracuda    
14 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) RadioShack-Nissan    
15 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Barracuda    
16 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
17 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
18 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling    
19 Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank    
20 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Pro Team Astana    
21 Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan    
22 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
23 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
24 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Team Saxo Bank    
25 Rui Costa (Por) Movistar Team    
26 Jerôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
27 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team    
28 Pieter Weening (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
29 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
30 Mikel Landa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
31 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team    
32 Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling    
33 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
34 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team    
35 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan    
36 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
37 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling    
38 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:08  
39 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 0:00:43  
40 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Pro Team Astana 0:01:11  
41 Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:32  
42 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
43 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Barracuda 0:01:35  
44 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
45 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
46 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
47 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:02:28  
48 Molina Ruben Plaza (Spa) Movistar Team    
49 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
50 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team    
51 Cyrille Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar 0:04:21  
52 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar    
53 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
54 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
55 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
56 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar Team    
57 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
58 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:05:08  
59 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
60 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
61 Juan Jose Cobo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:06:31  
62 Jose Cayetano Sarmiento (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale    
63 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan    
64 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
65 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Barracuda    
66 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana    
67 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team    
68 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
69 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team 0:06:45  
70 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team 0:09:03  
71 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:09:26  
72 Jeremy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:10:48  
73 Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
74 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team 0:14:46  
75 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
76 Jorge Azanza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
77 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale    
78 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
79 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
80 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
81 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
82 Luke Durbridge (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
83 Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar    
84 Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
85 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
86 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
87 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar    
88 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
88 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
90 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Barracuda    
91 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
92 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana    
93 Chris Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling    
94 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Team Saxo Bank    
95 Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling    
96 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
97 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
98 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana    
99 Nelson Oliveira (Por) RadioShack-Nissan    
100 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
101 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
102 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team    
103 Ricardo Garcia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
104 Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
105 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
106 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat    
107 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Barracuda    
108 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD    
109 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD 0:18:39  
110 Cedric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
111 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
112 Lars Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team    
113 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
114 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
115 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
116 Franck Bouyer (Fra) Team Europcar    
117 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
118 Jean-Christophe Perraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
119 Alan Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
120 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
121 Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling    
122 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan    
123 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Barracuda 0:20:53  
124 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
125 Christian Meier (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
126 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team    
127 Said Haddou (Fra) Team Europcar    
128 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
129 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank    
130 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
131 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
132 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
133 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
134 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
135 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
136 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Barracuda    
137 Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
138 Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar    
DNF Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank    
DNF Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
DNF Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
DNF Matthew Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
DNF Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
DNF Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling    
DNF Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling    
DNF Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team    
DNF Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
DNF Rippol Juan Horrach (Spa) Katusha Team    
DNF Kenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
DNS Allan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
DNS David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
DNS Daryl Impey (RSA) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
Mountain 1 - Col des Mosses (Cat. 1) 36.5km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team 12  pts
2 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 8  
3 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team 6  
4 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team 4  
5 Jorge Azanza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
Mountain 2 - Basse-Nendaz (Cat. 2) 128.6km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team 8  pts
2 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team 6  
3 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 4  
4 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team 2  
5 Jorge Azanza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1  
Mountain 3 - Piste de l'Ours (Cat. 1) 137km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team 12  pts
2 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team 8  
3 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 6  
4 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 4  
5 Rui Costa (Por) Movistar Team 2  
Mountain 4 - St-Martin (Cat. 1) 160.2km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana 12  pts
2 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 8  
3 Mikel Landa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 6  
4 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 4  
5 Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank 2  
Sprint 1 - Vernayaz, 78.4km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team 6  pts
2 Jean-Christophe Perraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 3  
3 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 1  
Sprint 2 - Sion, 110km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team 6  pts
2 Jorge Azanza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3  
3 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 1  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Rabobank 14:48:39  
2 Astana Pro Team    
3 Radioshack-Nissan    
4 Movistar Team    
5 Saur-Sojasun    
6 Euskaltel-Euskadi    
7 Sky Procycling    
8 Bmc Racing Team 14:49:22  
9 Team Saxo Bank 14:50:11  
10 Garmin-Barracuda 14:50:14  
11 Liquigas-Cannondale 14:53:00  
12 Katusha Team 14:55:10  
13 Team Europcar 14:57:21  
14 Team Lampre-Isd 14:59:13  
15 FDJ-Bigmat 15:00:59  
16 AG2R La Mondiale 15:03:33  
17 Omega Pharma-Quick Step 15:16:00  
18 Vacansoleil-Dcm 15:17:59  
19 GreenEdge 15:18:11  
20 Lotto Belisol 15:42:57  
General classification after stage 4
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 17:36:35  
2 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:00:09  
3 Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:00:16  
4 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:18  
5 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
6 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Barracuda 0:00:20  
7 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
8 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team 0:00:21  
9 Rui Costa (Por) Movistar Team 0:00:22  
10 Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack-Nissan    
11 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team 0:00:23  
12 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
13 Jerôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:24  
14 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Radioshack-Nissan 0:00:25  
15 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Team Saxo Bank    
16 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:27  
17 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan    
18 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
19 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team 0:00:28  
20 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana    
21 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Pro Team Astana    
22 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana 0:00:29  
23 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:00:30  
24 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
25 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:31  
26 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Barracuda 0:00:32  
27 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
28 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:34  
29 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar    
30 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:35  
31 Pieter Weening (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:00:36  
32 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:00:37  
33 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:00:38  
34 Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:39  
35 Mikel Landa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:41  
36 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team 0:00:44  
37 George Bennett (NZl) Radioshack-Nissan 0:00:48  
38 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 0:01:16  
39 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Barracuda 0:01:56  
40 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:02:05  
41 Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:08  
42 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:02:30  
43 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Pro Team Astana 0:02:36  
44 Molina Ruben Plaza (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:49  
45 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:51  
46 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:02:52  
47 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:03:15  
48 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:19  
49 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:04:51  
50 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:04:52  
51 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:04:53  
52 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:04:54  
53 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:04:58  
54 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:05:52  
55 Cyrille Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar 0:06:16  
56 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:06:17  
57 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Barracuda 0:06:59  
58 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:07:05  
59 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team 0:07:10  
60 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team 0:07:17  
61 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 0:07:38  
62 Juan Jose Cobo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:08:13  
63 Jose Cayetano Sarmiento (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:09:41  
64 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana 0:10:54  
65 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:12:57  
66 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:13:06  
67 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team 0:13:27  
68 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Radioshack-Nissan 0:15:11  
69 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Barracuda 0:15:13  
70 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Barracuda 0:15:15  
71 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:15:20  
72 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:15:25  
73 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:16:28  
74 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Team Saxo Bank 0:16:32  
75 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:16:35  
76 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:16:37  
77 Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling 0:16:53  
78 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:17:22  
79 Jorge Azanza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:17:49  
80 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:18:01  
81 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar 0:18:28  
82 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:18:36  
83 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:19:36  
84 Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:19:42  
85 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana 0:19:58  
86 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:20:49  
87 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:20:55  
88 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team 0:22:41  
88 Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:22:45  
90 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:24:01  
91 Jeremy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:24:04  
92 Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar 0:24:29  
93 Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:24:56  
94 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:25:03  
95 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:25:04  
96 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana 0:25:06  
97 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:25:09  
98 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:25:10  
99 Ricardo Garcia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:26:11  
100 Luke Durbridge (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:26:26  
101 Jean-Christophe Perraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:26:34  
102 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank 0:26:50  
103 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat 0:26:51  
104 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:27:20  
105 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:27:22  
106 Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar 0:27:31  
107 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:28:46  
108 Christian Meier (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:29:46  
109 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:30:33  
110 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan 0:31:05  
111 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Radioshack-Nissan 0:31:21  
112 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:31:27  
113 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale 0:32:53  
114 Lars Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team 0:32:57  
115 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:33:15  
116 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:33:29  
117 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:33:30  
118 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:33:50  
119 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:34:25  
120 Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:34:32  
121 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:34:34  
122 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:34:36  
123 Cedric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:34:40  
124 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar 0:34:59  
125 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Barracuda 0:35:19  
126 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD 0:35:44  
127 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:35:55  
128 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:38:34  
129 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:38:37  
130 Franck Bouyer (Fra) Team Europcar 0:38:40  
131 Chris Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:39:34  
132 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:39:50  
133 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD 0:40:11  
134 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:40:57  
135 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Barracuda 0:42:09  
136 Said Haddou (Fra) Team Europcar 0:42:23  
137 Alan Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:45:18  
138 Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling 0:45:26  
Mountains classification after stage 4
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team 24  pts
2 Lars Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team 21  
3 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team 20  
4 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 18  
5 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 15  
6 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team 14  
7 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team 13  
8 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana 12  
9 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 12  
10 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 10  
11 Christian Meier (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team 9  
12 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 9  
13 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 8  
14 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank 8  
15 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Radioshack-Nissan 7  
16 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 6  
17 Mikel Landa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 6  
18 Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar 6  
19 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Team Saxo Bank 5  
20 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 4  
21 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Pro Team Astana 4  
22 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Barracuda 4  
23 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 3  
24 Jorge Azanza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3  
25 Rui Costa (Por) Movistar Team 2  
26 Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank 2  
27 Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling 2  
28 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 2  
29 Chris Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 2  
30 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 1  
31 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team 1  
Sprint classification after stage 4
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team 12  pts
2 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team 12  
3 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 7  
4 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 6  
5 Christian Meier (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team 6  
6 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 6  
7 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 4  
8 Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 3  
9 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Barracuda 3  
10 Jorge Azanza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3  
11 Jean-Christophe Perraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 3  
12 Lars Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team 3  
13 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 3  
14 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 2  
15 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Pro Team Astana 1  
16 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 1  
Young riders classification after stage 4
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Barracuda 17:36:55  
2 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
3 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 17:37:13  
4 Mikel Landa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 17:37:16  
5 George Bennett (NZl) Radioshack-Nissan 17:37:23  
6 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 17:39:05  
7 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 17:39:27  
8 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar Team 17:41:26  
9 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 17:56:11  
10 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 17:57:24  
11 Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar 18:01:04  
12 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 18:01:39  
13 Ricardo Garcia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 18:02:46  
14 Luke Durbridge (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 18:03:01  
15 Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar 18:04:06  
16 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 18:05:21  
17 Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 18:07:08  
18 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan 18:07:40  
19 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Radioshack-Nissan 18:07:56  
20 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 18:08:02  
21 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 18:10:04  
22 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 18:11:09  
23 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Barracuda 18:11:54  
24 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD 18:12:30  
25 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 18:17:32  
Teams classification after stage 4
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Sky Procycling 52:50:38  
2 Rabobank 52:50:41  
3 Radioshack-Nissan 52:50:46  
4 Movistar Team 52:50:54  
5 Astana Pro Team 52:51:04  
6 Saur-Sojasun 52:51:06  
7 Euskaltel-Euskadi 52:51:22  
8 Bmc Racing Team 52:51:38  
9 Garmin-Barracuda 52:52:19  
10 Team Saxo Bank 52:52:31  
11 Liquigas-Cannondale 52:55:27  
12 Katusha Team 52:57:33  
13 Team Europcar 53:03:49  
14 FDJ-Bigmat 53:04:29  
15 Team Lampre-Isd 53:06:11  
16 AG2R La Mondiale 53:11:48  
17 Omega Pharma-Quick Step 53:22:09  
18 Vacansoleil-DCM 53:22:48  
19 GreenEdge 53:25:33  
20 Lotto Belisol 54:11:54