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Tour de Romandie 2013

Date range:
April 23-28, 2013

April 24, Stage 1: St-Maurice - Renens 176.4km

Meersman sprints to Romandie stage 1 victory

By:
Barry Ryan
Published:
April 24, 2013, 16:28 BST,
Updated:
April 24, 2013, 18:16 BST

Froome retains overall lead

Gianni Meersman (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) won the stage and took the race lead

Gianni Meersman (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) won the stage and took the race lead

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Gianni Meersman (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) claimed stage one of the Tour de Romandie with a well-timed sprint that saw him edge out Giacomo Nizzolo (RadioShack-Leopard) and Roberto Ferrari (Lampre-Merida) in the bunch finish in Renens, while Chris Froome (Sky) retained the overall lead.

Meersman began the day sharing leadership duties with Mark Cavendish for Omega Pharma-QuickStep but he assumed full control when the Manxman was dropped from the peloton on the stage’s primary difficulty, the Col du Mollendruz.

“The tactic before the stage was that if Mark was still there, we were going to ride for him. If not, then it was for me,” said Meersman, who claimed his third win of the campaign after snatching a brace of victories at the Volta a Catalunya last month.

The long drop from the summit of the Col du Mollendruz to the finish in Renens was the platform for late escapees Jérémy Roy (FDJ) and Matthias Brandle (IAM Cycling) to try and upset the odds, but their resistance fell away when the road flattened out and they were swept up with 8 kilometres to go.

The finale itself was not a technical one but the plethora of teams looking to place their fastmen at the head of the bunch still meant that it was complicated to negotiate, with no one squad controlling affairs. Matteo Boaro (Saxo-Tinkoff) tried to take advantage of the confusion by zipping off the front with two kilometres to go, but a sterling effort from Marcus Burghardt (BMC) brought the bunch back together underneath the red kite.

Ultimately, it was Argos-Shimano’s Luka Mezgec who led out the sprint, but Meersman was well-placed and he unleashed his effort after the final, gentle right-hand curve to come past Nizzolo and hold off Ferrari for the win.

“It was a hard stage but the team worked perfectly,” Meersman said. “With 500 metres to go, I had to brake but I managed to get going again and take the win. It wasn’t an easy finish.”

Astana had been prominent in bringing back the late breakaway alongside Omega Pharma-QuickStep, but their man Francesco Gavazzi could only manage 6th in the sprint, one place ahead of the fancied Matt Goss (Orica-GreenEdge).

How it unfolded

The stage got under way without Orica-GreenEdge’s other fast man, Michael Matthews, as well as Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil-DCM), and the early break went clear almost as soon as the flag was dropped, with Julien Berard (Ag2r La Mondiale), Garikoitz Bravo (Euskaltel-Euskadi) and David Veilleux (Europcar) clipping off the front inside the opening kilometres.

The trio built up a lead of 5 minutes over the Sky-led peloton by the 60km point, but their advantage began to tumble gradually on the approach to the Col du Mollendruz and their cause was not helped by the injection in pace sparked by a counter attack featuring José Rujano (Vacansoleil-DCM), Adriano Malori (Lampre-Merida), Danilo Wyss (BMC) and Peio Bilbao (Euskaltel-Euskadi).

The escapees were eventually swept up on the lower slopes of the Mollendruz, as Vasil Kiryienka set the tempo for Team Sky and although Hubert Dupont (Ag2r-La Mondiale) and Pierre Rolland (Europcar) succeeded in slipping clear over the summit, they were never allowed to gain more than 15 seconds and were reeled in on the descent.

Brandle was the next to try his luck 25km from home, with Roy succeeding in making it across to the Austrian’s back wheel. The pair collaborated smoothly and opened out a margin of 25 seconds with 15km to go, but once the road flattened out, it was clear that the bunch finish would be inevitable, and it was the ambitious Meersman who emerged victorious.

“I want to win another stage – either tomorrow or the day after,” said Meersman, who joined Omega Pharma-QuickStep in the off-season thanks to a clause in his contract with Lotto Belisol that allowed him to move during the period of uncertainty over their WorldTour licence.

The main general classification contenders all finished together in the main peloton, and Chris Froome retains his six-second lead over Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp), while Robert Kiserlovski (RadioShack Leopard) remains third, 13 seconds down.

The Tour de Romandie continues on Thursday with a 190km stage from Prilly to Granges.

 

 

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 4:29:09  
2 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack Leopard    
3 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
4 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano    
5 Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar    
6 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
7 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
8 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team    
9 Gaetan Bille (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
10 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
11 Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
12 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack Leopard    
13 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling    
14 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
15 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha    
16 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling    
17 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
18 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano    
19 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
20 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Ag2R La Mondiale    
21 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
22 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
23 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team    
24 Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
25 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano    
26 Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
27 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team    
28 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
29 Stef Clement (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
30 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team    
31 Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
32 Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team    
33 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling    
34 Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling    
35 Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling    
36 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp    
37 John Gadret (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
38 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
39 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge    
40 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
41 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
42 Rémi Cusin (Fra) IAM Cycling    
43 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
44 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Sharp    
45 Robert Gesink (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
46 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ    
47 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha    
48 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
49 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
50 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
51 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling    
52 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team    
53 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
54 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
55 Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard    
56 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling    
57 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
58 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Sharp    
59 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
60 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
61 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
62 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano    
63 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
64 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
65 Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling    
66 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
67 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
68 Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
69 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
70 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ    
71 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team    
72 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale    
73 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling    
74 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
75 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team    
76 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
77 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
78 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
79 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdge    
80 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha    
81 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack Leopard    
82 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ    
83 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard    
84 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
85 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
86 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
87 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha    
88 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp    
89 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ    
90 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
91 Peio Bilbao (Esp) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
92 Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack Leopard    
93 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
94 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
95 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
96 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team    
97 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
98 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
99 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Katusha    
100 Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
101 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha    
102 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team    
103 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
104 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling    
105 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team    
106 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar    
107 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
108 Marc Goos (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
109 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
110 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar    
111 Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
112 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
113 José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
114 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
115 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) RadioShack Leopard    
116 Bram Tankink (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
117 Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ    
118 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
119 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
120 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
121 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida    
122 Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ    
123 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
124 Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
125 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
126 Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
127 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
128 Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida    
129 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
130 David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar    
131 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp    
132 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
133 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
134 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar    
135 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha    
136 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp    
137 Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling    
138 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale    
139 Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
140 Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard    
141 Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling    
142 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar    
143 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling    
144 Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol    
145 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ    
146 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
147 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
148 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
149 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:19  
150 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ    
151 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
152 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar 0:01:13  
153 Yann Huguet (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano 0:02:08  
154 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:02:27  
155 Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:06:39  
156 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:09:41  
157 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
158 Gustav Larsson (Swe) IAM Cycling    
159 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Sharp    
160 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha    
161 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:11:21  
162 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
163 Morgan Lamoisson (Fra) Team Europcar    
164 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Sky Procycling    
165 Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
166 Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp    
DNS Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
DNS Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
Sprint 1 - La Sarraz - Sprint PMU Romand
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 6  pts
2 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 3  
3 David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar 1  
Sprint 2 - Sprint PMU Romand N°2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling 6  pts
2 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ 3  
3 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 1  
Sprint 3 - Finish - Renens
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
2 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack Leopard    
3 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
Mountain 1 - Châtel-Saint-Denis
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 5  pts
2 Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 3  
3 David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar 2  
4 Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling 1  
Mountain 2 - Martherenges
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 5  pts
2 Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 3  
3 David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar 2  
4 Peio Bilbao (Esp) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1  
Mountain 3 - Col du Mollendruz
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 8  pts
2 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 6  
3 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 4  
4 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2  
5 Peio Bilbao (Esp) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1  
Best young rider
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack Leopard 4:29:09  
2 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
3 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
4 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano    
5 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Ag2R La Mondiale    
6 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano    
7 Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
8 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
9 Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
10 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ    
11 Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard    
12 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
13 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano    
14 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
15 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling    
16 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack Leopard    
17 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
18 Peio Bilbao (Esp) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
19 Marc Goos (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
20 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
21 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
22 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp    
23 Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling    
24 Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling    
25 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling    
26 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
27 Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:06:39  
28 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:09:41  
29 Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 0:11:21  
DNS Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Lotto-Belisol Team 13:27:27  
2 Team Argos-Shimano    
3 Astana Pro Team    
4 Radioshack Leopard    
5 Movistar Team    
6 IAM Cycling    
7 BMC Racing Team    
8 Sky Procycling    
9 Cannondale    
10 AG2R La Mondiale    
11 Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
12 Omega Pharma-QuickStep    
13 Lampre-Merida    
14 Team Saxo -Tinkoff    
15 Orica GreenEDGE    
16 Vacansoleil - DCM Procycling Team    
17 Garmin-Sharp    
18 Katusha Team    
19 Euskaltel - Euskadi    
20 FDJ    
21 Team Europcar    
General classification after stage 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 4:42:24  
2 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:00:06  
3 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard 0:00:13  
4 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:00:15  
5 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 0:00:16  
6 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ 0:00:17  
7 Stef Clement (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
8 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team    
9 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp    
10 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:00:18  
11 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
12 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:00:19  
13 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling 0:00:22  
14 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:23  
15 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team 0:00:26  
16 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team    
17 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:29  
18 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
19 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 0:00:30  
20 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:00:31  
21 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
22 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:00:32  
23 Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:00:33  
24 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
25 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
26 Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:00:34  
27 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team    
28 Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack Leopard    
29 Robert Gesink (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:00:35  
30 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
31 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:00:37  
32 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:00:40  
33 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling 0:00:43  
34 José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:45  
35 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:00:46  
36 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling    
37 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:00:47  
38 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
39 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ    
40 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:00:48  
41 Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
42 Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling    
43 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
44 Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard 0:00:49  
45 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:50  
46 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
47 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp    
48 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp 0:00:51  
49 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha    
50 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
51 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:00:52  
52 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:00:53  
53 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano    
54 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha    
55 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:54  
56 Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:00:56  
57 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack Leopard    
58 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
59 John Gadret (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:00:58  
60 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:00:59  
61 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Sharp    
62 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:01:00  
63 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 0:01:01  
64 Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
65 Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:01:02  
66 Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team 0:01:05  
67 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale    
68 Gaetan Bille (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
69 Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
70 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:01:06  
71 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida 0:01:08  
72 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team    
73 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha 0:01:10  
74 Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ 0:01:11  
75 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
76 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Katusha    
77 Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:12  
78 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:01:13  
79 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack Leopard    
80 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
81 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
82 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:01:14  
83 Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale    
84 Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ 0:01:15  
85 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
86 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
87 Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling 0:01:16  
88 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:01:17  
89 David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar 0:01:18  
90 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
91 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:01:19  
92 Peio Bilbao (Esp) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:01:20  
93 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:21  
94 Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:01:22  
95 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ    
96 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:01:23  
97 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
98 Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol 0:01:24  
99 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
100 Bram Tankink (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:01:25  
101 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:01:27  
102 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
103 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano 0:01:28  
104 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano 0:01:32  
105 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
106 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
107 Rémi Cusin (Fra) IAM Cycling    
108 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha    
109 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:01:33  
110 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team 0:01:34  
111 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar 0:01:36  
112 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano    
113 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
114 Marc Goos (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:01:39  
115 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:01:41  
116 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
117 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha 0:01:43  
118 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
119 Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:01:44  
120 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
121 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar 0:01:45  
122 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar    
123 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
124 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ    
125 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
126 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
127 Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar    
128 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) RadioShack Leopard 0:01:46  
129 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:01:47  
130 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ 0:01:49  
131 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:01:50  
132 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha 0:01:54  
133 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
134 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
135 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:56  
136 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling    
137 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ    
138 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:57  
139 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack Leopard 0:01:59  
140 Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard 0:02:04  
141 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:02:06  
142 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:02:07  
143 Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida 0:02:09  
144 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:02:13  
145 Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:02:16  
146 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:02:19  
147 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:02:29  
148 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:02:30  
149 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdge 0:02:32  
150 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:02:49  
151 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar 0:03:15  
152 Yann Huguet (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano 0:03:54  
153 Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team 0:03:55  
154 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:04:05  
155 Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:08:46  
156 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:10:44  
157 Gustav Larsson (Swe) IAM Cycling 0:10:50  
158 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:11:20  
159 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:11:25  
160 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha 0:12:52  
161 Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 0:13:03  
162 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:13:27  
163 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Sky Procycling 0:13:31  
164 Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:13:40  
165 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:14:11  
166 Morgan Lamoisson (Fra) Team Europcar 0:14:42  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 6  pts
2 Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling 6  
3 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 3  
4 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ 3  
5 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 1  
6 David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar 1  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 14  pts
2 Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 8  
3 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 6  
4 Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 6  
5 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 5  
6 David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar 4  
7 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp 3  
8 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard 2  
9 Peio Bilbao (Esp) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2  
10 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2  
11 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 1  
12 Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling 1  
Best young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ 4:42:41  
2 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:00:01  
3 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
4 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:00:02  
5 Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:00:16  
6 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
7 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:00:29  
8 Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:00:31  
9 Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard 0:00:32  
10 Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 0:00:33  
11 Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano 0:00:36  
12 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack Leopard 0:00:39  
13 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:00:43  
14 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:56  
15 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
16 Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling 0:00:59  
17 Peio Bilbao (Esp) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:01:03  
18 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:01:10  
19 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano 0:01:11  
20 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano 0:01:15  
21 Marc Goos (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:01:22  
22 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:01:30  
23 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:01:37  
24 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack Leopard 0:01:42  
25 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:02:12  
26 Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team 0:03:38  
27 Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:08:29  
28 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:10:27  
29 Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 0:12:46  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Sky Procycling 14:07:49  
2 Movistar Team 0:00:22  
3 Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:00:29  
4 Garmin-Sharp 0:00:34  
5 Team Saxo -Tinkoff 0:00:58  
6 Radioshack Leopard 0:00:59  
7 Astana Pro Team 0:01:11  
8 AG2R La Mondiale    
9 FDJ 0:01:38  
10 Omega Pharma-QuickStep    
11 IAM Cycling 0:01:39  
12 BMC Racing Team 0:01:49  
13 Vacansoleil - DCM Procycling Team 0:01:55  
14 Lampre-Merida 0:01:56  
15 Cannondale 0:01:57  
16 Lotto-Belisol Team 0:02:01  
17 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:14  
18 Team Argos-Shimano 0:02:17  
19 Katusha Team    
20 Orica GreenEDGE 0:02:58  
21 Team Europcar 0:03:18