Sagan prevails in Meiringen

Frank takes over Tour de Suisse leader's jersey

Peter Sagan (Cannondale) won the third stage of the Tour de Suisse on another wet day in the mountains. Second place went to Rui Costa (Movistar) and third to Roman Kreuziger (Saxo-Tinkoff). The fourth man in the group, Mathias Frank (BMC), moved into the race lead.

The winning four-man escape formed on the descent of the final climb. Frank had come into the stage in third place overall, just five seconds out of first, and took the leader's jersey when previous leader Cameron Meyer (Orica-GreenEdge) was unable to stay with the favourites on the final climb up the category one Hasliberg.

It was Sagan's 50th UCI win and his seventh Tour de Suisse stage win, an astonishing record for a man who is only 23 years old. He combined his climbing and sprinting strengths with clever riding to take the win.

Roman Kreuziger sits second at 23 seconds and Costa at 35 seconds. Meyer had lost contact with the leaders and fell out of the top ten, while previously second ranked Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp) crashed out of the race.

Another rainy day in the mountains

The stage started out with a rapid unranked climb and approximately 120 kilometers of rolling terrain. It looked to be picture perfect for an escape group, and those expectations were quickly fulfilled. Damiano Caruso (Cannondale), Jesus Herrada (Movistar) and Stefan Denifl (IAM) were the first to give it a try, but were soon caught.

Some 30 km into the day, the peloton split and stayed that way over the first climb of the day, the category 3 Chemin de Lorette at 60 km.

Shortly thereafter 18 riders took off from that group to form an extremely high-powered escape. Hayden Roulston (RadioShack), Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma QuickStep), Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma QuickStep), Johan Vansummeren (Garmin-Sharp), Philippe Gilbert (BMC), Maxime Bouet (AG2R), Matteo Montaguti (AG2R), Wilco Kelderman (Blanco), Matti Breschel (Saxo Tinkoff), Michael Morkov (Saxo Tinkoff), Michael Albasini (ORICA), Jorge Azanza (Euskaltel), Jérémy Roy (FDJ), Tom Dumoulin (Argos Shimano), Martin Elmiger (IAM Cycling), Anthony Delaplace (Sojasun), Rémi Pauriol (Sojasun) built up a roughly three minute gap on the field.

The course flattened out from 120 to 160 kilometres, before the climbing started again. The peloton was not eager to let those dangerous riders get away, and while the gap held steady for a long time, it had dropped to one and a half minutes with 60 km to go. The group got smaller too, dropping half of its riders in the next 10 kilometers, leaving the group to consist of Hayden Roulston (RadioShack), Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma QuickStep), Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma QuickStep), Johan Vansummeren (Garmin-Sharp), Philippe Gilbert (BMC), Wilco Kelderman (Blanco), Matti Breschel (Saxo Tinkoff), Michael Albasini (ORICA), and Martin Elmiger (IAM Cycling).

Garmin-Sharp's hopes for the Tour de France took a beating when Ryder Hesjedal crashed and had to leave the race. He had come into the stage leading the mountain rankings.

The smaller lead group was able to build the lead back up to the two minute mark. Astana led the chase, setting a high enough pace that riders were dropped off the back of the pack.

With nearly 31 km left in the stage, the climbing started again. First up was the category 4 Innertkirchen, which the lead group tackled together. No one attacked and in fact the top points went to Boonen.

After a short descent, there was the day's second intermediate sprint, with Terpstra taking the points – but again, the formalities didn't seem to interest the group.

The climbing started up again immediately, as the category 1 Hasliberg loomed. The 11.9 km climb had an average gradient of 6.9 per cent, but featured sections up to 20 percent. And immediately, the first riders fell back from the lead group – Boonen and Terpstra.

Both lead and chase groups grew increasingly smaller. Kelderman drove the break group, and world champion Gilbert was unable to follow. Lampre and Saxo-Tinkoff had by now moved to the front of the chasing field.

With 26 km to go, the lead group was reduced to four riders. Kelderman consistently was at the head of things, followed by Albasini, Breschel and Elmiger, as the gap dropped to under a minute. Soon Albasini was alone in the front.

He fought to maintain his 19 second lead, and further back, teammate Meyer lost his fight and dropped back. Soon Albasini was caught.

With Matthias Fränk moving into the virtual race lead, his BMC teammate Tejay van Garderen, usually a captain, moved to help, leading his Swiss teammate on the wet and foggy climb. But ominously clinging to Frank's wheel was the ever-dangerous Peter Sagan (Cannondale).

Roman Kreuziger (Saxo-Tinkoff) soon moved to the front, and subsequently led the 15 man group over the climb before they set off on the dangerously wet descent. That didn't stop Kreuzgier, Sagan, Rui Costa (Movistar) and Frank from breaking clear on the way down.

Bauke Mollema (Blanco) attacked out of the chase group, splintering the group. Meanwhile, the four leaders built up their lead, second by second.

The four leaders crossed under the flamme rouge together, but Sagan attacked immediately. Rui Costa gave chase and the other two were unable to catch up. Sagan waited for Rui Costa and let him lead the way to the finish line. As expected, Sagan came around the the Movistar rider to take the win.

Full Results
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling4:46:27 
2Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Movistar Team  
3Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
4Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
5Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:00:39 
6Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team0:00:46 
7Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp  
8Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ  
9Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
10Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
11Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
12Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha  
13Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:29 
14Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:01:47 
15Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard  
16Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
17Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
18Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
19Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
20Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
21Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling  
22Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
23Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
24Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
25Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:58 
26Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
27Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling  
28Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge0:02:25 
29Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Blanco0:03:57 
30Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM Cycling  
31Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha  
32Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
33Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
34Mickaël Chérel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
35Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team  
36Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
37Julien Simon (Fra) Sojasun  
38Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Team Blanco  
39Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
40Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:04:26 
41Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling  
42Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha0:05:47 
43Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ0:06:41 
44Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
45Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
46Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling  
47Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
48Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
49Maxime Mederel (Fra) Sojasun  
50Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:06:45 
51Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano0:07:32 
52Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
53Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge  
54Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
55Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo Tinkoff  
56Brice Feillu (Fra) Sojasun  
57Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-Shimano  
58Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling  
59Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:07:51 
60Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
61Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
62Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
63Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard  
64Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp0:08:03 
65Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol0:09:52 
66Stefano Agostini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
67Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ  
68Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
69Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:11:14 
70Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
71Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
72Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Sky Procycling  
73Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
74Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
75Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
76Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
77Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling  
78Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:12:38 
79Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
80Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:16:38 
81Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ0:17:08 
82Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
83Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team  
84Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
85Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
86Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
87Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha  
88Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ  
89Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha  
90Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
91Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
92Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
93Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
94Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
95Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard  
96Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
97Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard  
98Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
99Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha  
100Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling  
101Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
102Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
103Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard  
104Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard  
105Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling  
106Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
107Ricardo Mestre (Por) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
108Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling  
109Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
110Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ  
111Jean-Marc Marino (Fra) Sojasun  
112Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Sojasun  
113Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Sojasun  
114Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
115John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:19:28 
116Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling  
117Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
118Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
119Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
120Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
121Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
122Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
123Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
124Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano  
125Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
126Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
127Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha  
128Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha  
129Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
130Thomas Leezer (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
131Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling  
132Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
133Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard  
134Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
135Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
136Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
137Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
138Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
139Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Sky Procycling  
140Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ  
141William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ  
142Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Sojasun  
143Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp  
144Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:22:48 
145José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team  
146Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge  
147Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
148Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp  
149Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
150Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
151Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Sojasun  
152Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
153Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling  
154Robert Vrecer (Slo) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
155Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
156Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
157Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge  
158Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team  
159Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
160David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Sharp  
161Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin-Sharp  
162Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
163Mark Renshaw (Aus) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
164Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team  
DNFFrederique Robert (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
DNFRoberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
DNFRyder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp  
Points
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling15pts
2Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Movistar Team12 
3Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff10 
4Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team9 
5Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team8 
6Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team7 
7Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp6 
8Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ5 
9Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team4 
10Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
11Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team2 
12Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha1 
Sprint 1 - Hauptstr, 154.6km
1Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard6pts
2Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge3 
3Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff1 
Sprint 2 - Dorfstr, 173.3km
1Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step6pts
2Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team3 
3Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team1 
Mountain 1 - Chemin de Lorette (Cat. 3) 59.7km
1Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team5pts
2Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff3 
3Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard2 
4Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team1 
Mountain 2 - Grimselstr (Cat. 4) 170.4km
1Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step3pts
2Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp2 
3Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge1 
Mountain 3 - Hasliberg (Cat. 1) 185.5km
1Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff12pts
2Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team8 
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling6 
4Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida4 
5Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Movistar Team2 
Teams
1Astana Pro Team14:23:23 
2Ag2R La Mondiale0:00:29 
3Movistar Team0:00:41 
4BMC Racing Team  
5Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:29 
6IAM Cycling0:03:40 
7Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:04:26 
8Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:04:31 
9Katusha0:06:28 
10Orica-GreenEdge0:07:42 
11Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:11:58 
12Cannondale Pro Cycling0:12:31 
13Team Argos-Shimano0:12:49 
14FDJ0:13:17 
15Sojasun0:14:08 
16Lampre-Merida0:15:44 
17RadioShack Leopard0:16:50 
18Sky Procycling0:19:10 
19Garmin-Sharp0:24:15 
20Lotto Belisol0:27:24 
21Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:28:17 
General classification after stage 3
1Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team7:39:38 
2Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:23 
3Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Movistar Team0:00:35 
4Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team0:00:53 
5Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ0:00:57 
6Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:01:08 
7Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp0:01:23 
8Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:01:26 
9Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:28 
10Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:01:39 
11Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:01:42 
12Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha0:01:50 
13Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:59 
14Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:02:24 
15Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:02:25 
16Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:29 
17Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling0:02:38 
18Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:40 
19Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling0:02:41 
20Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:02:44 
21Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:03:00 
22Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:04 
23Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:04:45 
24Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:04:50 
25Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team0:04:54 
26Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:04:56 
27Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM Cycling0:04:58 
28Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling0:05:17 
29Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Blanco0:05:38 
30Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha0:05:40 
31Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:06:08 
32Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Team Blanco0:06:29 
33Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge0:06:32 
34Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:07:10 
35Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:07:24 
36Mickaël Chérel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:50 
37Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling0:07:54 
38Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:08:31 
39Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling0:08:55 
40Brice Feillu (Fra) Sojasun0:08:57 
41Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha0:09:06 
42Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo Tinkoff0:10:46 
43Maxime Mederel (Fra) Sojasun0:10:48 
44Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:10:55 
45Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano0:10:59 
46Julien Simon (Fra) Sojasun0:11:01 
47Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:11:04 
48Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:11:19 
49Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:11:25 
50Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:11:35 
51Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:11:47 
52Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:11:51 
53Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:11:57 
54Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ0:13:38 
55Stefano Agostini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:13:52 
56Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:14:13 
57Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:14:21 
58Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp0:14:50 
59Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:15:50 
60Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling0:16:20 
61Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:16:46 
62Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge0:17:02 
63Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:17:10 
64Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ0:18:04 
65Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:18:44 
66Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-Shimano0:19:03 
67Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:19:21 
68Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:19:32 
69Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:19:34 
70Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:19:53 
71Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:20:22 
72Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:20:37 
73Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard0:20:39 
74Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Sojasun0:20:44 
75Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol0:20:56 
76Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:20:59 
77Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:21:11 
78Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard0:21:14 
79Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:21:23 
80Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:21:27 
81Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:22:08 
82Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Sky Procycling0:22:13 
83Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:22:27 
84Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard0:22:29 
85Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:22:39 
86Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:22:57 
87Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:23:34 
88Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:23:36 
89Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha0:24:37 
90Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:24:40 
91Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:24:55 
92Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:25:32 
93Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:25:51 
94Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:25:54 
95Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:26:35 
96Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling0:26:42 
97Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard0:26:46 
98Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:27:08 
99Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha0:27:25 
100Robert Vrecer (Slo) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:27:42 
101Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling0:27:44 
102José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:27:46 
103Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:28:08 
104Ricardo Mestre (Por) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:28:14 
105Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha0:28:20 
106Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:28:22 
107Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:28:24 
108Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ0:28:26 
109Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:28:31 
110Jean-Marc Marino (Fra) Sojasun0:28:36 
111Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:28:50 
112Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:28:51 
113Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling0:28:53 
114Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ0:29:18 
115Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
116Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:29:29 
117William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ0:30:16 
118Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:30:29 
119John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:30:38 
120Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Sojasun0:30:41 
121Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp0:30:50 
122Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:30:56 
123Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Sky Procycling0:30:57 
124Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:30:59 
125Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Sojasun0:31:21 
126Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard  
127Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:31:22 
128Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:31:37 
129Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:31:40 
130Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha0:31:42 
131Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ0:31:56 
132Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling0:32:01 
133Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:32:09 
134Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:32:11 
135Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Sojasun0:32:17 
136Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team0:32:32 
137Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ0:33:44 
138Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha0:33:47 
139Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:33:50 
140Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano0:33:57 
141Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:34:03 
142Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:34:04 
143Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
144Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:34:11 
145Thomas Leezer (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:34:12 
146Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:34:14 
147Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling0:34:24 
148David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Sharp  
149Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:34:29 
150Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:34:32 
151Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling0:34:42 
152Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:34:49 
153Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp0:36:54 
154Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:37:12 
155Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
156Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:37:21 
157Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team0:37:23 
158Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge0:37:24 
159Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:37:30 
160Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge0:37:31 
161Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:37:34 
162Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:37:38 
163Mark Renshaw (Aus) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:37:44 
164Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin-Sharp0:38:07 
Points classification
1Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team23pts
2Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team22 
3Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff16 
4Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge15 
5Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling15 
6Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ15 
7Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team13 
8Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp13 
9Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Movistar Team12 
10Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step12 
11Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling10 
12Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp9 
13Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling8 
14Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi8 
15Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling7 
16Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale Pro Cycling6 
17Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step5 
18Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida5 
19Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team4 
20Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
21Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale3 
22Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff3 
23Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team2 
24Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida2 
25Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha1 
26Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling1 
Sprint classification
1Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team12pts
2Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard6 
3Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step6 
4Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6 
5Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge3 
6Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team3 
7Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team1 
8Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff1 
9Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano1 
10Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
Mountains classification
1Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff12pts
2Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team8 
3Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale8 
4Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ6 
5Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling6 
6Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team5 
7Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team4 
8Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida4 
9Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step3 
10Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff3 
11Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Movistar Team2 
12Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp2 
13Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp2 
14Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard2 
15Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team1 
16Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge1 
Teams classification
1Astana Pro Team23:04:34 
2Movistar Team0:00:30 
3Ag2R La Mondiale0:00:32 
4BMC Racing Team0:01:44 
5IAM Cycling0:03:00 
6Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:05:09 
7Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:06:18 
8Euskaltel-Euskadi0:07:14 
9Katusha0:09:50 
10Cannondale Pro Cycling0:17:20 
11Orica-GreenEdge0:19:34 
12Sojasun0:20:35 
13Team Argos-Shimano0:22:48 
14Lampre-Merida0:23:03 
15RadioShack Leopard0:23:14 
16FDJ0:26:03 
17Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:26:58 
18Garmin-Sharp0:29:01 
19Sky Procycling0:30:44 
20Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:43:42 
21Lotto Belisol0:51:39 

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