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Tour de Suisse 2012

Date range:
June 9-17, 2012

June 12, Stage 4: Aarberg - Trimbach/Olten 188.8km

Sagan sprints to stage 4 win in the Tour de Suisse

By:
Barry Ryan
Published:
June 12, 2012, 16:09 BST,
Updated:
June 12, 2012, 19:24 BST

Costa retains race lead

Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) takes his third win in four days

Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) takes his third win in four days

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Superlatives are rapidly being exhausted at the Tour de Suisse, as Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) raced to his third stage win in four days with disarming facility in the rain at Trimbach/Olten. 

After his haul of five stage victories at the Tour of California, Tuesday’s win was the Slovak’s eighth in less than a month. The rules of cycling, it seems, have been condensed to just one: the peloton races for almost 200 kilometres, and in the end, Sagan wins in the sprint.

With 6 kilometres to go here, it briefly appeared as though the 22-year-old might for once be thwarted, as escapees Greg Van Avermaet (BMC), Martin Elminger (Ag2r-La Mondiale) and Lars-Petter Nordhaug (Sky) held a 35-second lead over the reduced peloton, but a lengthy stint of pace-making from Liquigas’ Moreno Moser helped reel them in ahead of the finish.

“I have to thank Moreno for helping me so much, today the win is thanks to him,” Sagan said as he waited to mount the podium.

Once the juncture was made inside the final three kilometres, there was an ineluctable feel about the sequence of events. Only Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) and then Jakob Fuglsang (RadioShack-Nissan) raged briefly against the dying of the light, but their attacks were deftly quenched by Moser.

In the final sprint, Marcus Burghardt (BMC) made a bold attempt to anticipate Sagan by opening his effort early. In vain. With 200 metres to go, Sagan lifted himself from the saddle and moved past remorselessly to take the win.

José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) dived gamely for Sagan’s rear wheel, but it eluded his grasp, ghosting away inexorably to the line. Indeed, if anything, Rojas’ move seemed mainly to upset the sprint of his fellow countryman Oscar Freire (Katusha), who could only manage 9th.

Rojas came home in second, ahead of Michael Albasini (Orica-GreenEdge), with Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Barracuda) coming across the line in fourth, but nobody was ever able to threaten Sagan’s striking pre-eminence.

“No win is easy but I’m very happy,” Sagan said. “I’m very glad that I was able to take the right wheel in the sprint.”

There was no change at the head of the overall standings, even though the conditions and the undulating finale saw the peloton whittled down to just 60 before the finish. Rui Costa (Movistar) retains his 8-second lead over Fränk Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan), while Roman Kreuziger (Astana) remains in third, 15 seconds back.

Attacking finale

While a number of riders attempted to slip clear after the damp, grey start in Aarberg, it was not until the 1st category climb of the Scheltenpass (81.5km) that the principal break of the day took shape, with Dario Cataldo (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), Mathew Hayman (Sky), Martin Kohler (BMC), Gregory Rast (RadioShack Nissan), Ruben Perez (Euskaltel), Sebastien Minard (AG2R), Sergio Paulinho (Saxo Bank), Javier Megías (Team Type 1) and Brian Vandvorg (Spidertech) going clear.

Cataldo began the stage just 1:15 off Rui Costa’s (Movistar) overall lead, which meant that the escapees were never granted much leeway by the peloton behind. By the time the race reached the finishing circuit at Trimbach/Olten with 40km to go, their lead was just 2 minutes, and their unity was shattered on the 3rd category Unter Hauenstein.

A flurry of attacking did little other than see their gap to the bunch dwindle to just 25 seconds and on the way down the other side, Nordhaug clipped off the head of the peloton and set off in lone pursuit. By the base of the descent, he was alone in front, while Cataldo, the only survivor of the early leaders, had been joined by Elminger and Van Avermaet.

Atop the final climb of the Salhöhe with 15km to race, Nordhaug had 30 seconds on the reduced peloton, while Van Avermaet and Elminger had shed themselves of Cataldo and were grimly closing the gap in driving rain. In spite of the diminished numbers behind, the overall contenders remained tentative as Albasini, Fränk Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan), Roman Kreuziger (Astana) and overall leader Rui Costa (Movistar) closely watched one another on the climb.

Movistar’s lack of numbers in the group meant that they were unwilling to take up the chase on the run-in, a stalemate which initially allowed the three leaders (who finally came together with 7 kilometres to go) to stretch out their lead. But when Katusha, Garmin-Barracuda and, particularly, Liquigas’ Moser began to commit themselves, the picture changed dramatically and the stage swung inevitabily back into Sagan’s orbit.

 

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 4:36:55  
2 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team    
3 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team    
4 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda    
5 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Pro Team Astana    
6 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team    
7 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
8 Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
9 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Katusha Team    
10 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
11 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana    
12 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
13 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
14 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan    
15 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan    
16 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team    
17 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
18 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana    
19 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
20 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
21 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - QuickStep    
22 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Procycling    
23 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale    
24 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team    
25 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
26 Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan    
27 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
28 Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
29 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team    
30 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
31 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Barracuda    
32 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
33 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale    
34 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling    
35 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
36 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma - QuickStep    
37 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
38 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
39 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Barracuda    
40 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Barracuda    
41 Julien El Fares (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
42 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
43 Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
44 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
45 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
46 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team    
47 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
48 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan    
49 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
50 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana    
51 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma - QuickStep    
52 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
53 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
54 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan    
55 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
56 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
57 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:20  
58 Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:21  
59 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling 0:00:27  
60 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin-Barracuda 0:04:53  
61 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha Team    
62 Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan    
63 Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana    
64 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
65 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
66 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
67 Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
68 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling    
69 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team    
70 Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10    
71 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
72 Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
73 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
74 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Team Saxo Bank    
75 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda    
76 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling 0:07:15  
77 Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C10 0:07:37  
78 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling    
79 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
80 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:10:26  
81 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
82 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:10:43  
83 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Team Saxo Bank    
84 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
85 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
86 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank    
87 Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team    
88 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
89 Allan Davis (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team    
90 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
91 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team    
92 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team    
93 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Big Mat    
94 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
95 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team    
96 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
97 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan    
98 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
99 Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
100 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Pro Team Astana    
101 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
102 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
103 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma - QuickStep    
104 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
105 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team    
106 Daniele Colli (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
107 David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10    
108 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team    
109 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
110 Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team    
111 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD    
112 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling    
113 Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team    
114 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
115 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling    
116 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
117 Stefano Agostini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
118 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD 0:15:40  
119 Raymond Kunzli (Swi) Spidertech Powered By C10    
120 Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
121 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team    
122 Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Lotto Belisol Team    
123 David Boucher (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
124 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
125 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
126 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
127 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10    
128 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Barracuda    
129 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
130 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team    
131 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
132 Caleb Fairly (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10    
133 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
134 Nikita Novikov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
135 Steve Chainel (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
136 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
137 Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
138 Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
139 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team    
140 Frederique Robert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
141 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Barracuda    
142 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - QuickStep    
143 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma - QuickStep    
144 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
145 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
146 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - QuickStep    
147 Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
148 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
149 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team    
150 Ryan Anderson (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10    
151 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - QuickStep    
152 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team    
DNF Will Routley (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10    
DNF Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Sander Cordeel (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
DNF Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team    
DNF Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
DNF Gaetan Bille (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
DNF Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
Sprint 1 - Winznauerstrasse
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 6  pts
2 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 3  
3 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
Sprint 2 - Erlinsbach
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling 6  pts
2 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale 3  
3 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 1  
Sprint 3 - Finish
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 25  pts
2 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 20  
3 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 16  
4 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda 13  
5 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Pro Team Astana 11  
6 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team 10  
7 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 9  
8 Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 8  
9 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Katusha Team 7  
10 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 6  
11 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana 5  
12 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 4  
13 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 3  
14 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 2  
15 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan 1  
Mountain 1 - Scheltenpass
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C10 12  pts
2 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling 8  
3 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 6  
4 Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan 4  
5 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank 2  
Mountain 2 - Unter Hauenstein
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C10 5  pts
2 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank 3  
3 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 2  
4 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 1  
Mountain 3 - Salhöhe
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling 8  pts
2 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale 6  
3 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 4  
4 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma - QuickStep 2  
5 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana 1  
Best young Swiss rider
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 4:36:55  
2 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
3 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale    
4 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
5 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
6 Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:21  
7 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan 0:10:43  
8 Raymond Kunzli (Swi) Spidertech Powered By C10 0:15:40  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Astana Pro Team 13:50:45  
2 Katusha Team    
3 RadioShack-Nissan    
4 BMC Racing Team    
5 AG2R La mondiale    
6 Movistar Team    
7 Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
8 Garmin-Barracuda    
9 Rabobank Cycling Team    
10 Omega Pharma-QuickStep    
11 Euskaltel - Euskadi    
12 Sky Procycling 0:00:27  
13 Vacansoleil - DCM Procycling Team 0:04:53  
14 Orica GreenEDGE    
15 Liquigas-Cannondale    
16 Lampre - ISD    
17 Team Saxo bank 0:05:13  
18 FDJ-BigMat 0:15:36  
19 Spidertech Powered by C10 0:23:13  
20 Lotto-Belisol Team 0:31:20  
General classification after stage 4
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 15:43:52  
2 Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:08  
3 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana 0:00:15  
4 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:00:19  
5 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:21  
6 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling    
7 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:23  
8 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:24  
9 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:26  
10 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Barracuda 0:00:29  
11 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana 0:00:32  
12 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:33  
13 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma - QuickStep 0:00:37  
14 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:40  
15 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team 0:00:41  
16 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:47  
17 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:57  
18 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:00:58  
19 Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:01:01  
20 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:09  
21 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma - QuickStep 0:01:15  
22 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:01:37  
23 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:01:39  
24 Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:43  
25 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:01:45  
26 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana 0:01:47  
27 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:01:55  
28 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:01:59  
29 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
30 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 0:02:13  
31 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 0:02:15  
32 Julien El Fares (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:02:33  
33 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:02:44  
34 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 0:02:46  
35 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
36 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Procycling 0:03:02  
37 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Barracuda 0:03:18  
38 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:04:12  
39 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:04:25  
40 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 0:04:58  
41 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Pro Team Astana 0:05:03  
42 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:05:47  
43 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 0:05:56  
44 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:06:21  
45 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:06:26  
46 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Team Saxo Bank    
47 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank 0:07:14  
48 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:07:35  
49 Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10 0:08:26  
50 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:08:39  
51 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - QuickStep 0:08:40  
52 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:08:47  
53 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Katusha Team 0:08:54  
54 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Barracuda 0:09:15  
55 Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan 0:09:27  
56 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda 0:09:30  
57 Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:09:34  
58 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:09:36  
59 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale 0:09:53  
60 Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:10:08  
61 Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:10:30  
62 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:10:33  
63 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda    
64 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:10:44  
65 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:11:50  
66 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:11:58  
67 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:12:29  
68 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:12:30  
69 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:12:44  
70 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma - QuickStep 0:12:56  
71 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:13:04  
72 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team 0:13:10  
73 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team    
74 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling 0:13:12  
75 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team 0:13:13  
76 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling 0:13:21  
77 Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan 0:13:41  
78 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin-Barracuda 0:13:50  
79 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:13:56  
80 Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana 0:14:14  
81 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:14:18  
82 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:14:59  
83 Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team 0:16:40  
84 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team 0:17:00  
85 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:17:07  
86 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:17:24  
87 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:17:31  
88 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:17:47  
89 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team 0:17:57  
90 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:18:28  
91 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:18:31  
92 Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C10 0:18:34  
93 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:19:14  
94 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:19:29  
95 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:19:42  
96 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team    
97 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Barracuda 0:19:50  
98 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Team Saxo Bank    
99 Allan Davis (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:20:02  
100 Steve Chainel (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:20:26  
101 Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:21:08  
102 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 0:21:17  
103 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:21:18  
104 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling 0:21:19  
105 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:21:22  
106 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Big Mat 0:21:59  
107 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team 0:22:09  
108 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:23:52  
109 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - QuickStep 0:24:06  
110 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:24:10  
111 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan 0:24:13  
112 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank 0:24:29  
113 Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:24:33  
114 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:24:36  
115 Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
116 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:24:46  
117 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Pro Team Astana 0:24:56  
118 Daniele Colli (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:24:59  
119 Raymond Kunzli (Swi) Spidertech Powered By C10 0:25:32  
120 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - QuickStep 0:26:32  
121 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:26:49  
122 Stefano Agostini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:27:04  
123 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:28:51  
124 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:29:19  
125 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Barracuda 0:29:42  
126 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:29:46  
127 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - QuickStep 0:29:50  
128 Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:30:08  
129 Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:31:00  
130 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team 0:32:02  
131 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:32:25  
132 Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:32:27  
133 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
134 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:32:29  
135 David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10 0:32:40  
136 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD 0:32:43  
137 Caleb Fairly (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10 0:33:01  
138 Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:33:51  
139 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:33:52  
140 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD 0:34:02  
141 David Boucher (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:35:36  
142 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:37:22  
143 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team 0:37:34  
144 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10 0:37:37  
145 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma - QuickStep 0:37:40  
146 Nikita Novikov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:40:43  
147 Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Lotto Belisol Team 0:41:02  
148 Ryan Anderson (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10 0:42:33  
149 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:42:51  
150 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:42:53  
151 Frederique Robert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:43:05  
152 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:43:24  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan 20  pts
2 Ryan Anderson (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10 20  
3 Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C10 17  
4 Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank 17  
5 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Barracuda 15  
6 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 15  
7 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 10  
8 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling 8  
9 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling 8  
10 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 6  
11 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 6  
12 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale 6  
13 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 6  
14 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 6  
15 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank 5  
16 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 4  
17 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 4  
18 Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan 4  
19 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10 4  
20 Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 2  
21 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma - QuickStep 2  
22 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 2  
23 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana 1  
24 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 1  
Best young Swiss rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 15:45:29  
2 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:00:08  
3 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:04:10  
4 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:04:44  
5 Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan 0:07:50  
6 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale 0:08:16  
7 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan 0:22:36  
8 Raymond Kunzli (Swi) Spidertech Powered By C10 0:23:55  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Astana Pro Team 47:13:49  
2 RadioShack-Nissan    
3 Movistar Team 0:00:32  
4 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:25  
5 Omega Pharma-QuickStep 0:01:38  
6 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:51  
7 BMC Racing Team 0:03:44  
8 AG2R La mondiale 0:04:27  
9 Sky Procycling 0:04:28  
10 Katusha Team 0:04:39  
11 Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:04:49  
12 Garmin-Barracuda 0:05:28  
13 Team Saxo bank 0:07:40  
14 Vacansoleil - DCM Procycling Team 0:10:00  
15 Lampre - ISD 0:11:49  
16 Liquigas-Cannondale 0:14:40  
17 FDJ-BigMat 0:22:03  
18 Orica GreenEDGE 0:23:00  
19 Lotto-Belisol Team 0:40:33  
20 Spidertech Powered by C10 0:45:22