Superb stage win for Gesink

Martin loses yellow in mountains

The mountainous sixth stage of the Tour de Suisse turned into a dress rehearsal for the Tour de France, with all the race favourites testing their legs on the Albulapass, crested with 10km to go. Robert Gesink (Rabobank) proved to be the strongest, attacking from the group of favourites to catch and pass the remnants of an earlier breakaway and solo to his first win of the 2010 season.

With his stage victory, Gesink dons the yellow leader's jersey. The morning's leader, Tony Martin (HTC-Columbia) was dropped early on the climb and lost two minutes, falling out of the top 10 in the general classification.

Rabobank director sportif Adri van Houwelingen was impressed with Gesink's performance, watching him put time into the chasing group led by no other than Lance Armstrong and his Radioshack team.

"It says something about Robert's victory when you see that Radioshack is blowing up the chase. Including the best riders in the team like Klöden and Leipheimer."

"I heard Dutch journalists say today that this is the most beautiful victory by a Dutch rider in recent years. I can do with that. His performance on the Albulapass was nothing less than impressive. We had suggested that Robert test himself today, and this test is very, very good."

It was one of the biggest career moments for the tall, slender Dutch rider, who has become better known for crashing out of Grand Tours than for victories. The 24-year-old has now shown he has the form to justifiy being a co-captain for his Dutch ProTour team in the upcoming Tour de France.

Another rider who showed that he is coming into Tour form is Lance Armstrong. The 38-year-old rode in the leading group up the final climb, and outdid both of his younger teammates Klöden and Leipheimer. His fifth place finish on the day was enough to propel him from 21st place to seventh.

Armstrong was the only Radioshack rider to survived the attacks near the top of the Albulapass, with teammates Levi Leipheimer and Andreas Klöden both left behind. Also present was Frank Schleck (Saxo Bank), whose brother Andy had been part of the attack with Gesink but faded from the leading groups to finish in a second group behind Gesink.

The chasing group was led home by Rigoberto Uran (Caisse d'Epargne), who fell 29 seconds shy of claiming the race lead. He was the best placed rider of the group behind Gesink, with Steve Morabito (BMC) moving into third overall at 36 seconds.

A day of climbing

The weather was touch and go for the lengthy and mountainous 213km journey from Meiringen to La Punt, but would end in brilliant sunshine by the day's end. The only non-starter of the day was Mark Cavendish who, after causing a crash in the finale of the fourth stage and suffering both injuries and a rider protest yesterday, left the race.

A 13-rider group got away early: Edouard Vorganov (Katusha), Alessandro Vanotti (Liquigas), Philip Deignan (Cervélo), Pablo Lastras Garcia (Caisse d'Epargne), Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre), Juan Manuel Garate (Rabobank), Juan José Oroz, Amets Txurruka (both Euskaltel), Brice Feillu, Marco Marcato, Wouter Poels (all Vacansoleil), Jérémy Roy (FdJ) and Mathias Frank (BMC).

The stage took them directly up the category one climb Sustenpass, followed immediately by the category one Oberalppass. The weather played games with them, with fog hindering their visibility on the first climb and rain starting to come down near the mid-way point of the day.

The breakaway led by six and a half minutes, with HTC-Columbia leading the chase for overall leader Tony Martin, but the gap didn't drop significantly until Saxo Bank moved in to share the work.

The lead group split going up the final climb, with about 43km to go, as Garate, Lastras, Vanotti, Marcato and Frank took off, soon to be joined by Feillu.

The escape group had an unusual advantage with 39km to go, of which it was unable to take advantage. The chasing field was caught at a closed railroad crossing, stopping and waiting for about a minute.

Up ahead, the climb started to bite and Feillu and Roy dropped the rest of their companions, but soon Roy could not follow the pace of his compatriot and went back to a chasing group..

With 25km to go, the chasing peloton began to shatter as well. Saxo Bank's Fabian Cancellara was one of the first to fall off the back, but at the other end, his teammate Andy Schleck attacked, followed by Gesink.

Up ahead, Feillu's succumbed to the length of the climb and was caught by Txurruka and Garate as the attacks from the favourites group behind brought the gap down to mere seconds.

Gesink and Schleck made it to the leading group just as Feillu was losing contact, but with the group 20 seconds behind, the Rabobank man did not wait long to make his move.

Gesink flew the coop, leaving Schleck to be caught by a high-powered group containing RadioShack's Lance Armstrong and Levi Leipheimer. Meanwhile, Martin had long ago fallen back and was saying goodbye to his yellow jersey.

Gesink was first over the Albulapass with a 1:10 gap over the Armstrong/Schleck group. He was able to pull through to the end, taking the win and the overall lead.

The chasing group split near the top of the climb, with Leipheimer losing contact along with Andy Schleck. The top contenders for the yellow jersey: Uran, Morabito and Fränk Schleck were unable to claw back enough time on the flying Dutchman to keep him from taking the race lead.

The 42 seconds Gesink held at the line were enough to give him a healthy 29 second lead over Uran, with Morabito 7 seconds further behind in the standings.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank6:20:53 
2Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:42 
3Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha  
4Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo  
5Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack  
6Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
7Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
8Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
9Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo  
10Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:01:20 
11Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack  
12Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
13Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:01:46 
14Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack0:02:16 
15Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:02:17 
16Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:02:36 
17Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
18Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
19Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:03:45 
20Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:50 
21Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:03:57 
22Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:04:00 
23Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia0:04:53 
24Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step0:04:58 
25Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:06:40 
26Nicolas Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
27Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram  
28Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
29Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:06:43 
30Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:06:50 
31Luis Leòn Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:06:58 
32Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank  
33Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
34Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:08:21 
35Juan José Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
36Alexandre Pliuschin MOL Team Katusha0:09:53 
37Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack0:10:30 
38Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana  
39Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
40Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step  
41George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
42Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack  
43Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
44Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
45Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank  
46Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:10:33 
47Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Astana0:11:38 
48Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
49Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha0:12:07 
50Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:12:26 
51Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
52Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:14:13 
53Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:15:13 
54Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:15:28 
55Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
56Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne  
57Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale0:16:50 
58Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana  
59Dimitri Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack  
60Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha  
61Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram  
62Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
63Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha  
64Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank  
65Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
66Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step  
67Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux  
68Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
69José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
70Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
71Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:16:57 
72David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:17:06 
73Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
74Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step  
75Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:21:46 
76Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:21:48 
77Marco Corti (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:22:51 
78Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Liquigas-Doimo  
79Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
80Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
81Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
82Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
83Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
84Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions  
85Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
86Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank  
87Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
88Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
89Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
90Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
91Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
92Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank  
93Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia0:22:57 
94Jason Mccartney (USA) Team Radioshack0:23:01 
95Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions0:25:11 
96Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step  
97Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
98Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step  
99Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC - Columbia  
100Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
101Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team  
102Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
103Noè Gianetti (Swi) Footon-Servetto  
104Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
105Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram  
106Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram  
107Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step  
108Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne  
109Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
110Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
111Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
112Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
113Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
114Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team  
115Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
116Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) Team Katusha  
117Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo Test Team  
118Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
119Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram  
120Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram  
121Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
122Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Radioshack  
123Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team  
124Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
125Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
126Edouard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha  
127Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram  
128Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
129Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
130Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:30:32 
131Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux  
132Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
133Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:30:41 
134Allan Davis (Aus) Astana0:30:44 
135Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
136Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions0:30:45 
137Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
138Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia0:32:07 
139Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
140Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
141Yevgeni Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Astana  
142Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana  
143Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
144Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha0:36:42 
DNFWilfried Cretskens (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
DNFKoldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
DNFOlivier Bonnaire (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
DNFJussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux  
DNSMark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia  
Sprint 1 - Hauptstrasse
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team6 pts
2Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team3 
3Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank1 
Sprint 2 - Filisur
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Juan José Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6 pts
2Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team3 
3Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank1 
Sprint 3 - Finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank15 pts
2Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne12 
3Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha10 
4Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo9 
5Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack8 
6Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team7 
7Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team6 
8Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank5 
9Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo4 
10Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank3 
11Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack2 
12Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank1 
Mountain 1 - Sustenpass
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team20 pts
2Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team15 
3Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team10 
4Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6 
5Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank4 
Mountain 2 - Oberalppass
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team12 pts
2Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team8 
3Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux6 
4Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team4 
5Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
Mountain 3 - Albulapass
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank20 pts
2Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team15 
3Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo10 
4Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha6 
5Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne4 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Saxo Bank19:06:01 
2Team RadioShack0:00:56 
3Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:10:29 
4Sky Pro Cycling Team0:11:47 
5Liquigas - Doimo0:12:15 
7Quick Step0:14:42 
8Euskaltel - Euskadi0:15:39 
9Caisse d'Epargne0:15:56 
10Team Katusha0:19:20 
11Team HTC - Columbia0:27:04 
12BMC Racing Team0:29:38 
13Française des jeux0:30:56 
15Lampre - Farnese Vini0:32:57 
17Garmin - Transitions0:37:14 
18Omega Pharma - Lotto0:39:26 
19AG2R - La mondiale0:40:09 
20Team Milram0:45:19 
21Cervélo Test Team1:12:11 
General classification after stage 6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank25:18:57 
2Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:29 
3Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:36 
4Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:00:38 
5Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha0:00:42 
6Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:54 
7Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack0:00:55 
8Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:01 
9Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:01:17 
10Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:01:38 
11Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:01:40 
12Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack0:01:48 
13Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack0:02:18 
14Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:02:19 
15Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo0:02:24 
16Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
17Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:02:47 
18Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step0:02:57 
19Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:51 
20Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:04:01 
21Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:04:22 
22Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step0:05:00 
23Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia0:05:12 
24Nicolas Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:06:38 
25Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:07:33 
26Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:07:35 
27Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:08:14 
28Juan José Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:08:50 
29Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank0:10:30 
30Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:10:37 
31George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team0:11:07 
32Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:12:15 
33Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:13:00 
34Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:13:39 
35Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana0:14:12 
36Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:15:37 
37Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:16:11 
38Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:16:12 
39Luis Leòn Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:16:21 
40Alexandre Pliuschin MOL Team Katusha0:16:29 
41Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step0:17:00 
42Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:17:31 
43Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank0:17:39 
44Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:17:43 
45David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:17:46 
46José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:18:02 
47Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:18:18 
48Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank0:18:28 
49Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne0:18:32 
50Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:19:20 
51Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha0:19:46 
52Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:21:41 
53Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:22:02 
54Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:22:24 
55Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step0:22:28 
56Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank0:22:35 
57Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:22:42 
58Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:22:44 
59Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:23:00 
60Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Astana0:23:12 
61Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha0:23:33 
62Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step0:24:55 
63Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:25:05 
64Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:25:45 
65Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale0:25:49 
66Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram0:26:21 
67Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:27:22 
68Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia0:28:27 
69Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:30:59 
70Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha0:31:34 
71Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions0:32:14 
72Edouard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha0:32:26 
73Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack0:33:25 
74Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:33:34 
75Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:33:43 
76Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank0:33:47 
77Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:34:25 
78Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:36:13 
79Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:36:22 
80Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram0:36:29 
81Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:37:01 
82Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux0:37:12 
83Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank0:37:43 
84Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana0:39:17 
85Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC - Columbia0:39:21 
86Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:39:44 
87Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack0:40:40 
88Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram0:40:48 
89Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:41:36 
90Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:42:10 
91Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:42:36 
92Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions0:43:18 
93Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:43:29 
94Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:44:35 
95Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:44:51 
96Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram0:44:58 
97Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step0:45:31 
98Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:45:32 
99Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions0:45:38 
100Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram0:46:06 
101Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana0:46:34 
102Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:46:41 
103Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step0:47:21 
104Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:47:28 
105Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana0:47:47 
106Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale0:47:52 
107Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) Team Katusha0:47:55 
108Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:49:08 
109Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Liquigas-Doimo0:49:16 
110Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team0:49:24 
111Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team0:49:31 
112Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:49:49 
113Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha0:50:45 
114Dimitri Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack0:51:24 
115Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank0:53:27 
116Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:53:39 
117Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:55:40 
118Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Radioshack0:55:53 
119Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step0:55:57 
120Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:56:56 
121Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo Test Team0:57:45 
122Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram0:57:50 
123Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:58:10 
124Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia0:58:34 
125Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:58:45 
126Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team0:58:47 
127Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne0:59:56 
128Allan Davis (Aus) Astana1:00:04 
129Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:00:08 
130Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin - Transitions1:00:59 
131Noè Gianetti (Swi) Footon-Servetto1:01:07 
132Marco Corti (Ita) Footon-Servetto1:01:15 
133Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:02:18 
134Yevgeni Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Astana1:02:47 
135Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team1:03:12 
136Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
137Jason Mccartney (USA) Team Radioshack1:03:37 
138Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1:03:53 
139Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini1:05:18 
140Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux1:09:22 
141Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team1:09:43 
142Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank1:09:50 
143Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini1:10:33 
144Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana1:18:35 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi12 pts
2Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team12 
3Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team9 
4Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram7 
5Juan José Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6 
6Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia6 
7Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions6 
8Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon-Servetto6 
9Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team3 
10Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini3 
11Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step3 
12Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team3 
13Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3 
14Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini3 
15Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank2 
16Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1 
17Alexandre Pliuschin MOL Team Katusha1 
18Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step1 
19Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha1 
20Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions1 
21Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1 
22Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team40 pts
2Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team38 
3Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank21 
4Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi19 
5Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team19 
6Alexandre Pliuschin MOL Team Katusha18 
7Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team15 
8Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo13 
9Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo10 
10Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi10 
11Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team8 
12Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram8 
13Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon-Servetto8 
14Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha7 
15Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha7 
16Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux6 
17Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank5 
18Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi5 
19Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions5 
20Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne4 
21Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions3 
22Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank2 
23Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
24Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini1 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team42 pts
2Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne30 
3Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team25 
4Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini25 
5Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank24 
6Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne24 
7Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha24 
8Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank21 
9Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank20 
10Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi20 
11Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions20 
12Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank20 
13Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank19 
14Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team18 
15Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo16 
16Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo16 
17Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team15 
18Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team15 
19Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step15 
20Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step14 
21Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia13 
22Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank13 
23Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack12 
24Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini12 
25Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team11 
26Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini11 
27Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram11 
28Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini11 
29Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram11 
30Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha10 
31Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team10 
32Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo9 
33Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack8 
34Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank7 
35Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank7 
36Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank6 
37George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team5 
38Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo5 
39Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale4 
40Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia4 
41Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale3 
42Nicolas Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
43Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
44Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram2 
45Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank1 
46Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step1 
47Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
48Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions1 
49Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team1 
50Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini-5 
51Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana-5 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Saxo Bank75:59:42 
2Team RadioShack0:02:10 
3Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:13:07 
4Sky Pro Cycling Team0:13:36 
6Quick Step0:15:10 
7Caisse d'Epargne0:17:27 
8Liquigas - Doimo0:17:48 
9Euskaltel - Euskadi0:17:55 
10Team Katusha0:24:18 
11BMC Racing Team0:30:34 
12Team HTC - Columbia0:31:15 
13Lampre - Farnese Vini0:34:09 
14Garmin - Transitions0:38:24 
15Française des jeux0:39:43 
16Omega Pharma - Lotto0:53:45 
17Team Milram1:00:56 
18AG2R - La mondiale1:02:23 
21Cervélo Test Team1:54:51 


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