Caisse for celebration

Da Costa, Rojas finish 1-2 for Caisse d'Epargne, Gesink remains in lead

Rui Da Costa led home a Caisse d'Epargne one-two on stage eight of the Tour de Suisse, with teammate Jose Joaquin Rojas in second and HTC-Columbia's Maxime Monfort in third. Robert Gesink (Rabobank) kept his grip on the yellow jersey.

Da Costa broke away in the final kilometres of an exhilarating stage that saw a dangerous break threaten Gesink's advantage.

"We both worked together really well," Da Costa told reporters at the finish. "In the end that helped me to the victory. The Tour de Suisse is a great event and getting a stage victory is nice. It was a hard day today but now our minds turn to the Tour de France."

The stage start in Wetzikon was overshadowed by the news that Kim Kirchen (Katusha) was rushed to hospital last night, having suffered a suspected heart attack and it took a while before the bunch sprung into action. Ahead of them was what looked liked a relatively predictable of racing, comprising of three third category climbs and an undulating finishing circuit.

With around 30 kilometres completed the day's break took shape, comprised of Tom Danielson (Garmin-Transitions), Alessandro Vanotti (Liquigas-Doimo), Maxime Monfort (HTC-Columbia), Rui Da Costa and Jose Joaquin Rojas (Caisse d'Epargne), Gregory Rast (RadioShack), Sandy Casar (Française Des Jeux), Lars Petter Nordhaug (Team Sky) and Gerald Ciolek (Milram).

With Monfort sitting just over five minutes down on Gesink the Belgian national time trial champion was a clear threat and Monfort was one of the group’s main instigators, often on the front as he took the fight to Rabobank.

Behind, the Dutch squad was forced to chase, burning matches in the early part of the stage. The gap never went over two minutes, though, and by the start of the next climb with 50 kilometres to go it was Monfort who again grabbed the initiative, impulsively attacking as his breakaway companions began to struggle.

The first to blow was Ciolek. Not a strong climber and not in the best of form, the German quickly lost ground on the difficult terrain. Monfort’s move sparked the bunch into life and Cervélo TestTeam briefly helped Rabobank, who were by now down to the bare bones.

The opposition smelt blood and with a cunning smile across his face Jakob Fuglsang (Team Saxo Bank) attacked - another Rabobank rider was sacrificed to negate the Dane's move.

Up ahead there were various attacks, chases and dropped riders. Casar, a rider who initially struggled as much as Ciolek, came back to the leaders and briefly led but with two Caisse riders in good form the numbers were stacked in their favour.

Monfort, meanwhile, continued to almost race his own race, calculating the gap he needed to challenge Gesink in tomorrow’s time trial. With 30 kilometres to go anything looked possible as the gap began to stretch to over three minutes.

A brief counter attack from Voigt and a handful of riders had Gesink scrambling for help, Garate and Mollema forced to share their leader’s burden as more teams began to heap pressure on the Rabobank star.

As the leaders reached the final 10 kilometres Rojas and Da Costa turned the screw, attacking in tandem each time a rider dared to challenge their supremacy. Eventually, though, Da Costa forced a gap and with Casar blowing for a second time, Danielson long gone, Nordhaug and Vanotti put out of their misery and Monfort almost spent, the Portuguese rider was able to build up a small lead on the final climb.

Monfort held the gap at 12 seconds but with Rojas, a fine sprinter in his own right on his wheel, the writing was on the wall.

Meanwhile, Mollema took charge of the chase nullifying attacks from Schleck and Rodriguez, to spare Gesink’s blushes and put his leader in a strong position ahead of tomorrow’s time trial.

Full Results
1Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne4:10:32 
2Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:15 
3Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:19 
4Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:00:34 
5Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
6Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
7Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:00:39 
8Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:14 
9Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team0:01:16 
10Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank  
11Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
12Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo  
13Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha  
14Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack  
15Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack  
16Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
17Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step  
18Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack  
19Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
20Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
21Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne  
22Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
23Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
24Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
25Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
26Edouard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha  
27Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
28Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo  
29Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
30Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
31José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
32Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
33Nicolas Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
34Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
35Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step  
36Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
37Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
38Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank  
39Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:01:22 
40Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram0:02:19 
41Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:02:27 
42Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
43Juan José Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
44Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha  
45Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
46Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
47Allan Davis (Aus) Astana  
48Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
49Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step  
50Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
51George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
52Martijn Maaskant NEd Garmin - Transitions (Ned) Garmin - Transitions  
53Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram  
54Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack  
55Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
56Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:25 
57Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:09:15 
58Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step  
59Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia  
60Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank  
61Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana  
62Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
63Marco Corti (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
64Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
65Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana  
66Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank  
67Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram  
68Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
69Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
70Jason Mccartney (USA) Team Radioshack  
71Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
72Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
73Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne  
74David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
75Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux  
76Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
77Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
78Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
79Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank  
80Luis Leòn Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
81Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack0:11:45 
82Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale  
83Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Radioshack  
84Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
85Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Astana  
86Yevgeni Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Astana  
87Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
88Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
89Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team0:16:19 
90Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:16:48 
91Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions  
92Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
93Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
94Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Liquigas-Doimo  
95Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
96Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team  
97Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
98Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia  
99Noè Gianetti (Swi) Footon-Servetto  
100Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
101Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram  
102Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
103Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
104Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step  
105Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha  
106Dimitri Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack  
107Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
108Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
109Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
110Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step  
111Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
112Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram  
113Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team  
114Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank  
115Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
116Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
117Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step  
118Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
119Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
120Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
121Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
122Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
123Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
DNFMikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) Team Katusha  
DNFAlexandre Pliuschin MOL Team Katusha  
DNFMaxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
DNFHayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC - Columbia  
DNFSimon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
DNFAngelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
DNFDaniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
DNFSimon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
DNFBrice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
DNFGerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram  
DNFPeter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram  
DNFYauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux  
DNSKim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha  
DNSAlexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
DNSPhilip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo Test Team  
DNSKurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
1Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne25pts
2Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne20 
3Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia16 
4Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux13 
5Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo11 
6Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team10 
7Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin - Transitions9 
8Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini8 
9Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team7 
10Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank6 
11Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia5 
12Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo4 
13Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha3 
14Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack2 
15Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack1 
Mountain 1 - Siglistorfer Höhe, 65.4km
1Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin - Transitions5pts
2Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne3 
3Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack2 
4Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia1 
Mountain 2 - Wittnauer Höhe, 120.7km
1Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack5pts
2Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne3 
3Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin - Transitions2 
4Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux1 
Mountain 3 - Wintersinger Höhe, 136km
1Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia5pts
2Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne3 
3Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin - Transitions2 
4Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team1 
Mountain 4 - Windenthaler Hôhe, 158km
1Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia5pts
2Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne3 
3Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne2 
4Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux1 
Sprint 1 - Liestal, 151.9km
1Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne6pts
2Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team3 
3Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia1 
Sprint 2 - Olsbergstr, 161.4km
1Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne6pts
2Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia3 
3Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1 
1Caisse d'Epargne12:33:07 
2Liquigas - Doimo0:01:35 
3Sky Pro Cycling Team0:01:41 
4Team RadioShack0:02:17 
5Team Saxo Bank  
6Quick Step  
7Garmin - Transitions0:02:51 
8Team Katusha0:03:28 
9Euskaltel - Euskadi  
10Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
11Team HTC - Columbia0:09:19 
13Lampre - Farnese Vini0:11:25 
14BMC Racing Team0:11:27 
15Team Milram0:12:30 
16AG2R - La mondiale0:13:25 
17Française des jeux0:17:33 
20Omega Pharma - Lotto0:28:44 
21Cervélo Test Team0:32:52 
General classification after stage 8
1Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank34:27:47 
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 Lövkvist (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  
17Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step0:02:57 
18Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:51 
19Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:03:58 
20Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:03:59 
21Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia0:04:08 
22Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:04:22 
23Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step0:05:00 
24Nicolas Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:06:38 
25Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:06:58 
26Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:08:44 
27Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:09:55 
28Juan José Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:10:01 
29Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank0:10:30 
30Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:11:04 
31George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team0:12:18 
32Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:14:21 
33Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:14:47 
34Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne0:17:03 
35José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:18:02 
36Luis Leòn Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:20:26 
37Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:21:17 
38Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:21:38 
39Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
40Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:21:41 
41Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:22:08 
42Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana0:22:21 
43Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step0:22:28 
44Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:22:44 
45Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:23:36 
46Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step0:24:34 
47Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha0:24:44 
48Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:25:01 
49Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank0:25:38 
50Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank0:26:27 
51Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:27:19 
52Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:27:22 
53David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:27:25 
54Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:28:18 
55Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:30:59 
56Edouard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha0:32:26 
57Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Astana0:33:41 
58Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:33:50 
59Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions0:33:54 
60Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram0:34:20 
61Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank0:34:29 
62Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack0:34:36 
63Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale0:36:18 
64Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step0:36:27 
65Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:38:14 
66Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:39:31 
67Martijn Maaskant NEd Garmin - Transitions (Ned) Garmin - Transitions0:44:39 
68Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia0:44:55 
69Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux0:45:11 
70Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank0:45:14 
71Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram0:47:37 
72Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:47:52 
73Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:48:10 
74Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:48:41 
75Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:48:47 
76Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:49:06 
77Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:50:09 
78Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:51:05 
79Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack0:51:09 
80Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:51:45 
81Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:52:33 
82Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:53:05 
83Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:53:20 
84Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:53:45 
85Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale0:55:51 
86Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana0:56:30 
87Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:57:01 
88Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1:00:23 
89Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions1:01:10 
90Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1:01:28 
91Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank1:01:44 
92Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step1:01:47 
93Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team1:03:12 
94Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Liquigas-Doimo1:03:16 
95Allan Davis (Aus) Astana1:03:38 
96Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step1:03:49 
97Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team1:04:56 
98Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini1:05:21 
99Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram1:05:33 
100Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team1:06:39 
101Dimitri Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack1:06:56 
102Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin - Transitions1:07:26 
103Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank1:07:31 
104Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:09:06 
105Marco Corti (Ita) Footon-Servetto1:09:14 
106Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana1:10:35 
107Jason Mccartney (USA) Team Radioshack1:11:36 
108Yevgeni Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Astana1:13:16 
109Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team1:13:42 
110Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha1:14:46 
111Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Radioshack1:14:51 
112Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon-Servetto1:16:23 
113Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne1:16:24 
114Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team1:17:45 
115Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team1:18:44 
116Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1:19:25 
117Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step1:19:58 
118Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram1:21:51 
119Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia1:22:35 
120Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia1:22:46 
121Noè Gianetti (Swi) Footon-Servetto1:25:08 
122Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:26:19 
123Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank1:29:17 
Points classification
1Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team50pts
2Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne50 
3Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team43 
4Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank33 
5Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank28 
6Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank27 
7Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne25 
8Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank24 
9Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne24 
10Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha24 
11Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank20 
12Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini20 
13Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia20 
14Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi20 
15Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini19 
16Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank19 
17Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia18 
18Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo18 
19Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto17 
20Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo16 
21Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo16 
22Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team15 
23Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team15 
24Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step15 
25Martijn Maaskant NEd Garmin - Transitions (Ned) Garmin - Transitions15 
26Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team14 
27Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step14 
28Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha13 
29Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo13 
30Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack13 
31Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux13 
32Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini12 
33Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team11 
34Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram11 
35Luis Leòn Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne11 
36Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo11 
37Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini11 
38Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack10 
39Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team10 
40Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team10 
41Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin - Transitions9 
42Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team8 
43Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank7 
44Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank7 
45Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team7 
46Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank6 
47Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step6 
48George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team5 
49Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin - Transitions5 
50Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale4 
51Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Liquigas-Doimo4 
52Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale3 
53Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank3 
54Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team2 
55Nicolas Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
56Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram2 
57Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank1 
58Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step1 
59Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions1 
60Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team-5 
61Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana-5 
62Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi-5 
Mountains classification
1Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team49pts
2Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team40 
3Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank21 
4Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi19 
5Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team18 
6Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team15 
7Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo13 
8Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia11 
9Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo10 
10Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi10 
11Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin - Transitions9 
12Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne9 
13Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team8 
14Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram8 
15Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon-Servetto8 
16Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack7 
17Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha7 
18Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux6 
19Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne5 
20Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto5 
21Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank5 
22Martijn Maaskant NEd Garmin - Transitions (Ned) Garmin - Transitions5 
23Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi5 
24Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne4 
25Luis Leòn Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne4 
26Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank4 
27Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions3 
28Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank2 
29Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux2 
30Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team1 
Sprint classification
1Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team16pts
2Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team15 
3Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi12 
4Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team9 
5Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne7 
6Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram7 
7Juan José Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6 
8Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne6 
9Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions6 
10Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia6 
11Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon-Servetto6 
12Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia4 
13Luis Leòn Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne3 
14Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team3 
15Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step3 
16Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini3 
17Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team3 
18Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3 
19Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank2 
20Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1 
21Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
22Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step1 
23Martijn Maaskant NEd Garmin - Transitions (Ned) Garmin - Transitions1 
24Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1 
25Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team1 
Teams classification
1Team Saxo Bank103:24:40 
2Team RadioShack0:03:42 
3Caisse d'Epargne0:12:50 
4Sky Pro Cycling Team0:12:56 
5Liquigas - Doimo0:13:07 
6Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:14:18 
7Quick Step0:15:10 
9Euskaltel - Euskadi0:20:38 
10Team Katusha0:27:01 
11BMC Racing Team0:32:24 
12Garmin - Transitions0:38:58 
13Team HTC - Columbia0:39:49 
14Lampre - Farnese Vini0:44:49 
15Française des jeux0:56:31 
16Team Milram1:14:17 
17AG2R - La mondiale1:15:03 
18Omega Pharma - Lotto1:17:45 
21Cervélo Test Team2:26:58 
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