Meersman sprints to Romandie stage 1 victory

Froome retains overall lead

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) TeamResult
1Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team4:29:09 
2Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack Leopard  
3Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
4Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano  
5Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar  
6Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
7Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
8Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team  
9Gaetan Bille (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
10Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
11Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
12Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack Leopard  
13Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling  
14Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
15Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha  
16Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling  
17Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
18Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano  
19Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
20Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Ag2R La Mondiale  
21Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
22Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
23Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team  
24Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
25Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano  
26Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
27Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
28Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
29Stef Clement (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
30Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
31Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
32Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
33David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling  
34Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling  
35Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling  
36Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
37John Gadret (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
38Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
39Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge  
40Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
41Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
42Rémi Cusin (Fra) IAM Cycling  
43Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
44Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
45Robert Gesink (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
46Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ  
47Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha  
48Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
49Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
50Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
51Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling  
52Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team  
53Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
54Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
55Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard  
56Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling  
57Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
58Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Sharp  
59Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
60Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
61Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
62Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano  
63Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
64Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
65Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling  
66Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
67Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
68Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
69Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
70Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
71Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team  
72Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale  
73Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling  
74Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
75Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team  
76Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
77Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
78Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
79Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdge  
80Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha  
81George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack Leopard  
82Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ  
83Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard  
84Maxime Bouet (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
85Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
86Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
87Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha  
88Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
89Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ  
90Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
91Peio Bilbao (Esp) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
92Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack Leopard  
93Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
94Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
95Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
96Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team  
97Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
98Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
99Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Katusha  
100Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
101Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha  
102Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
103Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
104Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling  
105Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
106Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
107Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
108Marc Goos (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
109Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
110Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
111Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
112Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
113José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
114Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
115Thomas Rohregger (Aut) RadioShack Leopard  
116Bram Tankink (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
117Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ  
118Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
119Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
120Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
121Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida  
122Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ  
123Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
124Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
125Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
126Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
127Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
128Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida  
129Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
130David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar  
131Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp  
132Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
133Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
134Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar  
135Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha  
136Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp  
137Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling  
138Matteo Montaguti (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale  
139Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
140Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard  
141Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling  
142Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar  
143Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling  
144Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol  
145Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ  
146Jack Bobridge (Aus) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
147Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
148Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
149Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:19 
150Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ  
151Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
152Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar0:01:13 
153Yann Huguet (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:02:08 
154Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:02:27 
155Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:06:39 
156Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:09:41 
157Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
158Gustav Larsson (Swe) IAM Cycling  
159Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
160Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha  
161Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:11:21 
162Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
163Morgan Lamoisson (Fra) Team Europcar  
164Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Sky Procycling  
165Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
166Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp  
DNSSergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
DNSMichael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
Sprint 1 - La Sarraz - Sprint PMU Romand
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale6 pts
2Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3 
3David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar1 
Sprint 2 - Sprint PMU Romand N°2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling6 pts
2Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ3 
3Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling1 
Sprint 3 - Finish - Renens
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
2Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack Leopard  
3Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
Mountain 1 - Châtel-Saint-Denis
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi5 pts
2Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale3 
3David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar2 
4Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling1 
Mountain 2 - Martherenges
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi5 pts
2Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale3 
3David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar2 
4Peio Bilbao (Esp) Euskaltel-Euskadi1 
Mountain 3 - Col du Mollendruz
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale8 pts
2Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar6 
3Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi4 
4Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
5Peio Bilbao (Esp) Euskaltel-Euskadi1 
Best young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack Leopard4:29:09 
2Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
3Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
4Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano  
5Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Ag2R La Mondiale  
6Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano  
7Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
8Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
9Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
10Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ  
11Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard  
12Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
13Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano  
14Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
15Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling  
16George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack Leopard  
17Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
18Peio Bilbao (Esp) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
19Marc Goos (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
20Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
21Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
22Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp  
23Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling  
24Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling  
25Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling  
26Jack Bobridge (Aus) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
27Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:06:39 
28Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:09:41 
29Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp0:11:21 
DNSMichael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lotto-Belisol Team13:27:27 
2Team Argos-Shimano  
3Astana Pro Team  
4Radioshack Leopard  
5Movistar Team  
6IAM Cycling  
7BMC Racing Team  
8Sky Procycling  
9Cannondale  
10AG2R La Mondiale  
11Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
12Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
13Lampre-Merida  
14Team Saxo -Tinkoff  
15Orica GreenEDGE  
16Vacansoleil - DCM Procycling Team  
17Garmin-Sharp  
18Katusha Team  
19Euskaltel - Euskadi  
20FDJ  
21Team Europcar  
General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling4:42:24 
2Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:00:06 
3Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard0:00:13 
4Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling0:00:15 
5Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team0:00:16 
6Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ0:00:17 
7Stef Clement (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
8Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team  
9Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
10Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:00:18 
11Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
12Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Ag2R La Mondiale0:00:19 
13David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling0:00:22 
14Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:23 
15Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team0:00:26 
16Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team  
17Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:29 
18Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
19Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:00:30 
20Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:00:31 
21Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
22Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:32 
23Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:33 
24Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
25Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
26Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling0:00:34 
27Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team  
28Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack Leopard  
29Robert Gesink (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:00:35 
30Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
31Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:00:37 
32Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:40 
33Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling0:00:43 
34José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:45 
35Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:46 
36Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling  
37Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:47 
38Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
39Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ  
40Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:00:48 
41Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
42Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling  
43Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
44Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard0:00:49 
45Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:50 
46Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
47Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp  
48Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp0:00:51 
49Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha  
50Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
51Maxime Bouet (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:00:52 
52Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:53 
53Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano  
54Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha  
55Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:54 
56Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling0:00:56 
57George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack Leopard  
58Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
59John Gadret (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:00:58 
60Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:00:59 
61Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Sharp  
62Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling0:01:00 
63Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:01 
64Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
65Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:02 
66Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team0:01:05 
67Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale  
68Gaetan Bille (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
69Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
70Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:01:06 
71Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:01:08 
72Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
73Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha0:01:10 
74Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ0:01:11 
75Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
76Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Katusha  
77Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:12 
78Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:13 
79Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack Leopard  
80Jack Bobridge (Aus) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
81Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
82Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:14 
83Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
84Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ0:01:15 
85Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
86Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
87Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling0:01:16 
88Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:01:17 
89David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar0:01:18 
90Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
91Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:01:19 
92Peio Bilbao (Esp) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:20 
93Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:21 
94Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling0:01:22 
95Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ  
96Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:23 
97Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
98Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol0:01:24 
99Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
100Bram Tankink (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:01:25 
101Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:01:27 
102Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team  
103Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano0:01:28 
104Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano0:01:32 
105Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
106Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
107Rémi Cusin (Fra) IAM Cycling  
108Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha  
109Matteo Montaguti (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale0:01:33 
110Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team0:01:34 
111Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:36 
112Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano  
113Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
114Marc Goos (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:01:39 
115Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:01:41 
116Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
117Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha0:01:43 
118Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
119Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:44 
120Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
121Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:45 
122Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
123Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
124Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ  
125Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
126Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
127Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar  
128Thomas Rohregger (Aut) RadioShack Leopard0:01:46 
129Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:47 
130Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ0:01:49 
131Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:01:50 
132Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha0:01:54 
133Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
134Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
135Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:56 
136Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling  
137Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
138Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:57 
139Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack Leopard0:01:59 
140Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:02:04 
141Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:02:06 
142Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:02:07 
143Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida0:02:09 
144Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:13 
145Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:02:16 
146Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:19 
147Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:02:29 
148Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:02:30 
149Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdge0:02:32 
150Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:02:49 
151Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar0:03:15 
152Yann Huguet (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:03:54 
153Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:03:55 
154Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:04:05 
155Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:08:46 
156Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:10:44 
157Gustav Larsson (Swe) IAM Cycling0:10:50 
158Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:11:20 
159Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:11:25 
160Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha0:12:52 
161Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp0:13:03 
162Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:13:27 
163Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Sky Procycling0:13:31 
164Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:13:40 
165Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:14:11 
166Morgan Lamoisson (Fra) Team Europcar0:14:42 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale6 pts
2Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling6 
3Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3 
4Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ3 
5Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling1 
6David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi14 pts
2Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale8 
3Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar6 
4Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale6 
5Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling5 
6David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar4 
7Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp3 
8Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard2 
9Peio Bilbao (Esp) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
10Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
11Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling1 
12Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling1 
Best young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ4:42:41 
2Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:00:01 
3Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
4Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Ag2R La Mondiale0:00:02 
5Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:16 
6Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
7Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:29 
8Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:31 
9Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard0:00:32 
10Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp0:00:33 
11Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:36 
12George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack Leopard0:00:39 
13Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling0:00:43 
14Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:56 
15Jack Bobridge (Aus) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
16Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling0:00:59 
17Peio Bilbao (Esp) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:03 
18Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:01:10 
19Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano0:01:11 
20Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano0:01:15 
21Marc Goos (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:01:22 
22Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:30 
23Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:01:37 
24Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack Leopard0:01:42 
25Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:02:12 
26Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:03:38 
27Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:08:29 
28Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:10:27 
29Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp0:12:46 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sky Procycling14:07:49 
2Movistar Team0:00:22 
3Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:00:29 
4Garmin-Sharp0:00:34 
5Team Saxo -Tinkoff0:00:58 
6Radioshack Leopard0:00:59 
7Astana Pro Team0:01:11 
8AG2R La Mondiale  
9FDJ0:01:38 
10Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
11IAM Cycling0:01:39 
12BMC Racing Team0:01:49 
13Vacansoleil - DCM Procycling Team0:01:55 
14Lampre-Merida0:01:56 
15Cannondale0:01:57 
16Lotto-Belisol Team0:02:01 
17Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:14 
18Team Argos-Shimano0:02:17 
19Katusha Team  
20Orica GreenEDGE0:02:58 
21Team Europcar0:03:18 

 

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