Breschel wins from nine-man break

Valjavec claims overall lead from Cancellara

Danish rider Matti Breschel (Team Saxo Bank) proved his prowess in an elite selection during Tuesday's stage of the Tour de Suisse, taking the win from eight breakaway companions in Stäfa. He outsprinted Maxim Iglinsky (Astana) and Tadej Valjavec (AG2R La Mondiale) for the victory.

"I barely managed to pull myself over the last climb," Breschel said. "I was unsure whether I could take the stage when I closed a gap at 400 meters to go with a huge series of cramps as a result. At 200 meters from the line Iglinsky, my biggest competition, fortunately opened the sprint and eventually I could squeeze myself by him."

It was the third victory this year for the 24-year-old, having previously won stages in the Volta a Catalunya and the Tour of Luxembourg.

Overnight race leader Fabian Cancellara (Team Saxo Bank) finished in the peloton 1:04 behind the winning break and relinquished his yellow jersey to Valjavec. The Astana rider now leads the Tour de Suisse by two seconds over Cancellara's teammate Andy Schleck.

Schleck had won the two intermediate sprints late in the stage to gather time bonuses, which made him the "virtual" race leader. However, the time bonus Valjavec earned with his third place stage finish enabled him to take the lead by two seconds. The pair had been separated by three seconds going into the stage, with Valjavec 28th at 0:49 and Schleck 34th at 0:52.

Team Saxo Bank directeur sportif Kim Anderson was not sorry to see the yellow jersey leave the team - at least for the time being. "It is okay to pass on the jersey now so we are not bound to be working the next few days since both Matti and Andy have been away throughout the day.

"Now Andy is well-positioned in the GC where I expect that he will meet particularly severe resistance from Valjavec when we are moving uphill again," he said.

A 26-rider escape group dominated the early part of the day: Ivan Santaromita (Liquigas), Oliver Zaugg (Liquigas), Heinrich Haussler (Cervélo TestTeam), Andrey Amador Bipkazacova (Caisse d'Epargne), Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step), Tony Martin (Team Columbia-Highroad), Sergey Klimov (Team Katusha), Matti Breschel and Andy Schleck (Team Saxo Bank), Maxim Iglinsky and Dmitriy Muravyev (Astana), Françis De Greef, Greg Van Avermaet and Johan Van Summeren (Silence-Lotto), Markel Irizar (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre-NGC), Huub Duyn (Garmin-Slipstream), Alexander Efimkin and Tadej Valjavec (AG2R La Mondiale), Jérémy Roy (Française des Jeux), Maryan Hary (Cofidis), Johannes Fröhlinger, Thomas Rohregger and Peter Velits (Team Milram), Robert Kiserlovski (Fuji-Servetto) and
Silvère Ackermann (Vorarlberg-Corratec).

Martin threatened to take Cancellara's race leadership since he started the day only 34 seconds down on general classification.

The young German lost ground however, and was unable to join the nine who remained in front for the final 30 kilometres: Zaugg, Breschel, Schleck, Iglinsky, Efimkin, Valjavec, Rohregger, Velits and Kiserlovski. They had 2:50 over Cancellara's group, which was close to catching the rest of the 26 riders.

Valjavec positioned himself to take the lead from the big Swiss rider, having started the day 49 seconds behind. His group had 1:40 with five kilometres remaining.

Valjavec attacked solo with six kilometres remaining but the Team Saxo Bank duo pulled him back to give Schleck, 52 seconds behind Cancellara, a chance for the overall lead.

Rohregger made his bid for victory by attacking at the 2 km mark, but he was caught with about 150 metres to go. Iglinsky sprinted for the finish line, but was caught and passed by the Dane in the closing metres. The Kazakh was disappointed with his second place. "I had to win this stage. I was convinced I could win it because the other fast rider in the
group, Breschel, had to work the whole day for Schleck. This was my chance and then in the final metres Breschel came back. I don't think I will sleep well. I wanted to win. It is one year ago that I won."

The group stayed together and Valjavec took the overall lead. Cancellara finished in the chase group over one minute behind his teammate and stage winner, Breschel.
 

Results
1Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank5:01:34 
2Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
3Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale  
4Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram  
5Olivier Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas  
6Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
7Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
8Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram  
9Robert Kiserlovsky (Cro) Fuji-Servetto0:00:05 
10Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha0:01:03 
11Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram  
12Davide Vigano (Ita) Fuji-Servetto  
13Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux  
14Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto0:01:04 
15Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream  
16Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
17Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam  
18Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream  
19Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - Highroad  
20Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
21Yoann Offredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
22Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
23Kurt Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team Saxo Bank  
24Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank  
25Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
26Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram  
27Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
28Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
29Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.  
30Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana  
31Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
32Vincent Jerome (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
33Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
34Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
35Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step  
36Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale  
37Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
38Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
39Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana  
40Said Haddou (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
41Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha  
42Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam  
43Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha  
44George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - Highroad  
45Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank  
46Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas  
47Rui Alberto Faria (Por) Caisse d'Epargne  
48Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
49Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
50Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
51Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.  
52Hubert Schwab (Swi) Quick Step  
53Juan Jose Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
54Michael Schär (Swi) Astana  
55Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale  
56Dominique Cornu (Bel) Quick Step  
57Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram  
58José Angel Gómez (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
59Eros Capecchi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto  
60Iker Camano (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
61Javier Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
62Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
63Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.  
64Hervé Duclos-Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
65Thomas Dekker (Ned) Silence-Lotto  
66Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
67Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
68Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
69Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
70Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - Highroad  
71Michael Albasini (Swi) Team Columbia - Highroad  
72Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha  
73Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha  
74Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
75Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
76Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux  
77Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas  
78Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram  
79Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
80David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - N.G.C.  
81Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
82Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank  
83Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
84Pascal Hungerbühler (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
85Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step  
86Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Team Columbia - Highroad  
87Marlon Alirio Perez (Col) Caisse d'Epargne  
88Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - Highroad  
89Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha  
90Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank  
91Ronny Scholz (Ger) Team Milram  
92Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas  
93William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
94John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
95Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.  
96David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
97Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
98Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
99Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.  
100Christian Vandevelde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
101Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
102Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha  
103Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - Highroad  
104Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervélo TestTeam0:01:22 
105Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - Highroad0:02:19 
106Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:02:51 
107Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam  
108Ivan Santaromita (Swi) Liquigas  
109Branislau Samoilau (Bul) Quick Step  
110Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
111Maryan Hary (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:03:29 
112Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:03:30 
113Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
114Dimitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana0:04:27 
115Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:04:52 
116Huub Duyn (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream0:06:09 
117Francis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:07:13 
118Andrey Amador Bikkazakova (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne0:07:15 
119Silvère Ackermann (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec0:12:10 
120Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas0:14:31 
121Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
122Chris Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream  
123Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
124Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
125Florent Brard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
126Claudio Corioni (Ita) Liquigas  
127Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
128Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Astana  
129Gregory Rast (Swi) Astana  
130Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
131Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha  
132Arnaud Gérard (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
133Matthew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank  
134Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas  
135Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
136Damien Gaudin (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
137Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
138Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
139René Weissinger (Ger) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
140Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram  
141Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervélo TestTeam  
142José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
143Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.  
144Dmitry Kozontchouk (Rus) Rabobank  
145Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.0:23:35 
146Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream  
147Hilton Clarke (Aus) Fuji-Servetto  
148Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
149Josef Benetseder (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
150Sébastian Siedler (Ger) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
151Jose Alberto Benitez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
152Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
153Mathieu Sprick (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom  
154Ricardo Serrano (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
155Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step  
156Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank  
DNFRené Haselbacher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
Sprint 1 - Rutistrasse - km 177.4
1Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank6pts
2Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram3 
3Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank1 
Sprint 2 - Hombrechtikon - km 188.5
1Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank6pts
2Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank3 
3Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale1 
Points - Finish - km 196.6
1Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank25pts
2Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana20 
3Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale16 
4Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram13 
5Olivier Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas11 
6Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank10 
7Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale9 
8Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram8 
9Robert Kiserlovsky (Cro) Fuji-Servetto7 
10Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha6 
11Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram5 
12Davide Vigano (Ita) Fuji-Servetto4 
Mountain 1 - Gotthardpass - km 45.7
1Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana20pts
2Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - Highroad15 
3Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram10 
4Silvère Ackermann (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec6 
5Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram4 
Mountain 2 - Sattelegg - km 147.4
1Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - Highroad8pts
2Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana6 
3Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale4 
4Olivier Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas2 
5Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank1 
Teams
1Team Milram15:05:45 
2AG2R - La mondiale0:00:01 
3Team Saxo Bank  
4Astana0:01:05 
5Liquigas  
6Fuji-Servetto0:01:09 
7Française des jeux0:02:08 
8Team Katusha  
9Garmin - Slipstream0:02:09 
10Caisse d'Epargne  
11BBox Bouygues Telecom  
12Silence - Lotto  
13Cervélo TestTeam  
14Team Columbia - Highroad  
15Vorarlberg - Corratec  
16Lampre-N.G.C.  
17Quick Step  
18Euskaltel - Euskadi  
19Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
20Rabobank  
General classification after stage 4
1Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale13:27:57 
2Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:00:02 
3Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:00:11 
4Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram0:00:13 
5Olivier Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas0:00:14 
6Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank0:00:20 
7Robert Kiserlovsky (Cro) Fuji-Servetto0:00:34 
8Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:00:42 
9Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
10Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana0:00:45 
11George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - Highroad0:00:47 
12Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - Highroad0:00:54 
13Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - Highroad0:00:55 
14Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:00:56 
15Rui Alberto Faria (Por) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:58 
16Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank0:00:59 
17Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step0:01:01 
18Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
19Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha  
20Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:02 
21Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
22Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step0:01:03 
23Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux0:01:04 
24Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram0:01:05 
25Iker Camano (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
26Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram  
27Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
28Dominique Cornu (Bel) Quick Step  
29Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream  
30Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.0:01:06 
31Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.  
32Thomas Dekker (Ned) Silence-Lotto0:01:07 
33Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:01:08 
34Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana0:01:09 
35Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha  
36Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:11 
37Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
38Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale  
39Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream  
40Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank0:01:12 
41Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:01:13 
42Michael Albasini (Swi) Team Columbia - Highroad0:01:15 
43José Angel Gómez (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
44Yoann Offredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:01:16 
45Hubert Schwab (Swi) Quick Step0:01:17 
46Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:01:19 
47Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervélo TestTeam  
48Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:01:21 
49Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
50Juan Jose Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:01:23 
51Michael Schär (Swi) Astana0:01:24 
52Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - Highroad  
53Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:01:26 
54Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - Highroad0:01:29 
55Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas0:01:31 
56John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
57Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step0:01:34 
58Javier Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:36 
59Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream0:01:37 
60Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:01:38 
61Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec0:01:45 
62Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank0:01:46 
63Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:49 
64Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam0:01:51 
65Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
66Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam0:01:56 
67Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
68Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
69Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha0:01:58 
70Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.0:02:01 
71Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:02:02 
72Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha0:02:04 
73David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - N.G.C.0:02:06 
74Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Team Columbia - Highroad  
75David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:09 
76Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:02:10 
77Vincent Jerome (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:02:13 
78Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.  
79Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha  
80Eros Capecchi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto0:02:17 
81Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram0:02:18 
82Branislau Samoilau (Bul) Quick Step0:03:52 
83Ivan Santaromita (Swi) Liquigas0:03:54 
84Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:04:20 
85Pascal Hungerbühler (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec0:04:21 
86Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:04:35 
87Dimitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana0:05:20 
88Ronny Scholz (Ger) Team Milram0:05:45 
89Francis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:07:27 
90Andrey Amador Bikkazakova (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne0:07:37 
91Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:57 
92Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:09:13 
93Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:10:02 
94Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:13:21 
95Silvère Ackermann (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec0:13:23 
96Huub Duyn (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream0:13:43 
97Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam0:14:51 
98Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas0:15:06 
99Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam0:15:08 
100Said Haddou (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:15:17 
101Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:15:19 
102Dmitry Kozontchouk (Rus) Rabobank0:15:21 
103Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto0:15:23 
104Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Astana0:15:25 
105Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:15:27 
106Marlon Alirio Perez (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:15:32 
107Hervé Duclos-Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:15:33 
108Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux  
109Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:37 
110Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.0:15:42 
111Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha0:15:51 
112Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha0:15:55 
113Davide Vigano (Ita) Fuji-Servetto0:15:57 
114Kurt Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team Saxo Bank0:16:15 
115Christian Vandevelde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:16:22 
116Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - Highroad0:16:30 
117Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:16:42 
118Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank0:17:24 
119Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam0:17:48 
120Maryan Hary (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:17:51 
121William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:18:55 
122Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:19:09 
123Gregory Rast (Swi) Astana0:19:14 
124Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:20:06 
125Mathieu Sprick (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:24:13 
126Chris Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream0:24:48 
127Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram0:25:33 
128Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervélo TestTeam0:28:40 
129René Weissinger (Ger) Vorarlberg - Corratec0:29:06 
130Matthew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank0:29:13 
131Florent Brard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:29:21 
132Claudio Corioni (Ita) Liquigas0:29:26 
133Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:29:28 
134Damien Gaudin (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:29:29 
135Arnaud Gérard (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:29:38 
136Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha  
137Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas0:29:41 
138Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
139Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas0:29:46 
140Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:29:50 
141Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:29:52 
142Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:29:54 
143Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.0:29:57 
144Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank0:30:50 
145José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:34:33 
146Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank0:38:21 
147Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step0:38:32 
148Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream0:38:35 
149Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step0:38:41 
150Sébastian Siedler (Ger) Vorarlberg - Corratec0:38:48 
151Jose Alberto Benitez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:39:01 
152Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:39:03 
153Hilton Clarke (Aus) Fuji-Servetto0:39:12 
154Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.0:39:29 
155Josef Benetseder (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec0:42:14 
156Ricardo Serrano (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:43:37 
Sprints classification
1Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank12pts
2Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.12 
3Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank6 
4Josef Benetseder (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec6 
5Marlon Alirio Perez (Col) Caisse d'Epargne6 
6Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank4 
7Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram3 
8Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank3 
9Javier Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3 
10Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale1 
11Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha1 
12Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1 
13Hervé Duclos-Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1 
14William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin - Slipstream1 
Points classification
1Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank30pts
2Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank25 
3Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - Highroad25 
4Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank23 
5Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.22 
6Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana20 
7Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne19 
8Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram17 
9Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale16 
10Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam16 
11Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - Highroad15 
12Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram13 
13Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas12 
14Olivier Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas11 
15Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank10 
16Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana10 
17Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto10 
18George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - Highroad9 
19Yoann Offredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux9 
20Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale9 
21Davide Vigano (Ita) Fuji-Servetto9 
22Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram8 
23Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - Highroad8 
24Robert Kiserlovsky (Cro) Fuji-Servetto7 
25Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - Highroad7 
26Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam7 
27Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux7 
28Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - Highroad6 
29Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha6 
30Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec6 
31Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5 
32Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam5 
33Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale4 
34Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.4 
35Said Haddou (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom4 
36Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank4 
37Rui Alberto Faria (Por) Caisse d'Epargne3 
38Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne3 
39Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank2 
40Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step1 
41Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas5 
42Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi5 
Mountains classification
1Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - Highroad42pts
2Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana26 
3Silvère Ackermann (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec17 
4Marlon Alirio Perez (Col) Caisse d'Epargne15 
5Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram10 
6William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin - Slipstream8 
7Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.7 
8Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank6 
9Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne6 
10Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank5 
11Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale4 
12Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram4 
13Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank3 
14Olivier Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas2 
15Ronny Scholz (Ger) Team Milram2 
Teams classification
1Team Saxo Bank40:24:12 
2AG2R - La mondiale0:00:57 
3Team Milram0:00:58 
4Astana0:01:38 
5Liquigas0:01:47 
6Team Columbia - Highroad0:02:14 
7Cervélo TestTeam0:02:38 
8Fuji-Servetto0:02:40 
9Rabobank0:02:47 
10Quick Step0:02:48 
11Caisse d'Epargne0:02:50 
12Garmin - Slipstream0:03:02 
13Française des jeux0:03:03 
14Team Katusha  
15Lampre-N.G.C.0:03:23 
16Silence - Lotto0:03:25 
17Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:32 
18BBox Bouygues Telecom0:04:13 
19Vorarlberg - Corratec0:04:44 
20Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:09:32 

 

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