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Tour de Suisse 2013

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June 8-16, 2013

June 15, Stage 8: Zernez - Bad Ragaz 180.5km

Sagan sprints to second Tour de Suisse stage win

By:
Stephen Farrand
Published:
June 15, 2013, 17:13,
Updated:
June 15, 2013, 19:20

Frank remains in leader's jersey

Peter Sagan (Cannondale) took the sprint victory in Bad Ragaz

Peter Sagan (Cannondale) took the sprint victory in Bad Ragaz

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Peter Sagan (Cannondale) used his superior acceleration and sprint to win again at the Tour de Suisse after another long day in the saddle and a late finish for the peloton.

The Slovak champion made it over the late climb that caused a select group to form at the front of the race. He left it late in the sprint in Bad Ragaz before jumping past Daniele Bennati (Saxo-Tinkoff) to win comfortably. World champion Philippe Gilbert (BMC) and Switzerland's Michael Albasini (Orica-GreenEdge) finished third and fourth but were well beaten by Sagan.

Mathias Frank (BMC) finished safely in the front group with Sagan and so retained his overall race lead. He leads 2012 winner Rui Costa (Movistar) by 13 seconds before Sunday's decisive hilly time trial.

It was Sagan's 11th win of the season and confirmed he is on track and ready to defend his green points jersey at the Tour de France.

How it happened

The long descent from the Alps and the flat roads to the finish favoured an early break and Maxime Bouet (Ag2r-La Mondiale), Manuele Mori (Lampre-Merida), Robert Vrcer (Euskaltel-Euskadi) and Reto Hellenstein (IAM Cycling) went clear early but were eventually caught on the late category three climb after several hours of glory. Hellenstein was last to be picked up as Orica-GreenEdge lead the chase, holding out for some late glory.

Cameron Mayer (Orica-GreenEdge) suffered a late puncture just before the climb. He managed to get a quick wheel change but was unable to get back to the leaders before the selection on the climb and lost 27 seconds, slipping to tenth overall at 2:09.

Garmin-Sharp's David Millar tried to force a split but around 30 riders stayed together over the top and then dived down the descent to contest the sprint.

Sagan was wearing the polka-dot jersey as leader of the points competition but was easy to spot as he was protected by his green-lad Cannondale teammates. They carefully kept him near or at the front and then he did the rest, rightfully thanking them with a hug after yet another win.

Full Results
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 4:33:26  
2 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
3 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
4 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge    
5 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
6 Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling    
7 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
8 Julien Simon (Fra) Sojasun    
9 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard    
10 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
11 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
12 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team    
13 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team    
14 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
15 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ    
16 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
17 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp    
18 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
19 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
20 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
21 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
22 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ    
23 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team    
24 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
25 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Movistar Team    
26 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha    
27 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
28 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha    
29 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling    
30 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team    
31 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Sojasun    
32 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
33 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
34 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
35 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:18  
36 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:27  
37 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard    
38 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:04  
39 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
40 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
41 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano    
42 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard    
43 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha    
44 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
45 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
46 Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling    
47 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Sojasun    
48 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo Tinkoff    
49 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha    
50 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
51 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
52 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
53 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Sojasun    
54 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Sojasun    
55 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team    
56 Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
57 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ    
58 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
59 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM Cycling    
60 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Blanco    
61 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team    
62 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
63 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling    
64 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
65 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha 0:01:14  
66 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
67 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:02:00  
68 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
69 Mickaël Chérel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:04  
70 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
71 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
72 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
73 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
74 Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 0:03:35  
75 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
76 Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Sky Procycling    
77 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:03:40  
78 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:03:53  
79 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
80 Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
81 Ricardo Mestre (Por) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
82 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
83 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
84 Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
85 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
86 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha    
87 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha    
88 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
89 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
90 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
91 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
92 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
93 Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
94 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
95 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
96 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
97 Stefano Agostini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
98 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
99 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ    
100 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard    
101 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard    
102 Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard    
103 Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard    
104 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling    
105 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Sky Procycling    
106 Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling    
107 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling    
108 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
109 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
110 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Sojasun    
111 Jean-Marc Marino (Fra) Sojasun    
112 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Team Blanco    
113 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
114 Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-Shimano    
115 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha 0:04:27  
116 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:05:07  
117 Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:05:20  
118 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
119 Robert Vrecer (Slo) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:05:47  
120 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling    
121 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge    
122 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
123 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team    
124 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp    
125 Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge    
126 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp    
127 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp    
128 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling    
129 Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling    
130 Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
131 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ    
132 David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Sharp    
133 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling    
134 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
135 Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
136 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
137 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team    
138 Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team    
139 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
140 Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling    
141 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
142 Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp    
143 Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
144 Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano    
145 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
146 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
147 Brice Feillu (Fra) Sojasun    
148 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ    
149 Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:06:44  
150 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge    
151 Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:07:10  
DNF Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
Points
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 25 pts
2 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 20  
3 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 16  
4 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge 13  
5 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 11  
6 Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling 10  
7 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 9  
8 Julien Simon (Fra) Sojasun 8  
9 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 7  
10 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 6  
11 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 5  
12 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 4  
13 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 3  
14 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 2  
15 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ 1  
Sprint 1 - Ringstrasse, 119.6km
1 Robert Vrecer (Slo) Euskaltel-Euskadi 6 pts
2 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 3  
3 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida 1  
Sprint 2 - Grossfeldstr, 147.7km
1 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 6 pts
2 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling 3  
3 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida 1  
Mountain 1 - Julierpass (Cat. 1) 44km
1 Robert Vrecer (Slo) Euskaltel-Euskadi 12 pts
2 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida 8  
3 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 6  
4 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling 4  
5 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ 2  
Mountain 2 - Steigstr (Cat. 3) 174.2km
1 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 5 pts
2 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3  
3 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 2  
4 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 1  
Teams
1 BMC Racing Team 13:40:18  
2 Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
3 Astana Pro Team    
4 Euskaltel-Euskadi    
5 Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:18  
6 Ag2R La Mondiale 0:01:04  
7 IAM Cycling    
8 Sojasun    
9 Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
10 Movistar Team    
11 FDJ    
12 Katusha    
13 RadioShack Leopard 0:01:31  
14 Team Argos-Shimano 0:02:08  
15 Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:04:54  
16 Orica-GreenEdge 0:05:47  
17 Lampre-Merida 0:07:51  
18 Sky Procycling 0:08:32  
19 Lotto Belisol 0:08:50  
20 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
21 Garmin-Sharp 0:11:34  
General classification after stage 8
1 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 30:16:02  
2 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 0:00:13  
3 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:00:23  
4 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ 0:00:44  
5 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:00:46  
6 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:01:17  
7 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp 0:01:23  
8 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 0:01:43  
9 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha 0:01:50  
10 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:02:09  
11 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:02:26  
12 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:03:31  
13 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:03:37  
14 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:03:46  
15 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 0:04:43  
16 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:47  
17 Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling    
18 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:05:38  
19 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team 0:07:03  
20 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
21 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 0:08:05  
22 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Blanco 0:08:46  
23 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:10:30  
24 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 0:11:01  
25 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:13:04  
26 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:13:12  
27 Mickaël Chérel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:13:13  
28 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha 0:13:21  
29 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha 0:14:11  
30 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:14:31  
31 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:14:36  
32 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano 0:15:34  
33 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Sojasun 0:16:23  
34 Brice Feillu (Fra) Sojasun 0:16:52  
35 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo Tinkoff 0:19:20  
36 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling 0:19:21  
37 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Team Blanco 0:20:08  
38 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:20:39  
39 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:21:21  
40 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard 0:22:37  
41 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:22:55  
42 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ 0:23:09  
43 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Sojasun 0:24:09  
44 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge 0:24:27  
45 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM Cycling 0:24:36  
46 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:25:11  
47 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:25:33  
48 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:25:42  
49 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:29:20  
50 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:29:21  
51 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:29:29  
52 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:29:53  
53 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ 0:30:00  
54 Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling 0:30:10  
55 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:30:29  
56 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:31:13  
57 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:32:00  
58 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 0:32:48  
59 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 0:33:20  
60 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:33:28  
61 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha 0:33:44  
62 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:33:56  
63 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:34:18  
64 Stefano Agostini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:36:19  
65 Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard 0:37:16  
66 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:37:39  
67 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:37:54  
68 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 0:37:58  
69 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:38:16  
70 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
71 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:38:22  
72 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard    
73 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:38:30  
74 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
75 Julien Simon (Fra) Sojasun 0:39:15  
76 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge 0:39:17  
77 Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:40:15  
78 Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:40:22  
79 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:40:49  
80 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp 0:42:42  
81 Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:43:01  
82 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Sojasun 0:43:07  
83 Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling 0:44:44  
84 Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard 0:44:56  
85 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Sky Procycling 0:45:26  
86 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:46:03  
87 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:47:05  
88 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:47:11  
89 Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 0:47:14  
90 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:49:04  
91 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha 0:49:05  
92 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:49:22  
93 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:49:48  
94 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:50:09  
95 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:50:42  
96 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha 0:51:17  
97 Jean-Marc Marino (Fra) Sojasun 0:51:35  
98 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:52:05  
99 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team 0:52:07  
100 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:53:05  
101 Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:53:06  
102 Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:53:09  
103 Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:53:10  
104 Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:53:26  
105 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:53:49  
106 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:54:13  
107 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:54:24  
108 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:54:52  
109 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:55:23  
110 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:55:47  
111 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:57:05  
112 Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:58:42  
113 David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Sharp 0:58:45  
114 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard 0:59:06  
115 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:59:19  
116 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 1:00:22  
117 Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre-Merida 1:00:34  
118 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 1:00:41  
119 Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling 1:01:04  
120 Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-Shimano 1:01:16  
121 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Sojasun 1:01:35  
122 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 1:02:23  
123 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha 1:03:05  
124 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol 1:03:29  
125 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha 1:03:49  
126 Ricardo Mestre (Por) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1:04:26  
127 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling 1:05:01  
128 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ 1:05:36  
129 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team 1:05:44  
130 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ 1:05:51  
131 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team 1:07:26  
132 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ 1:07:43  
133 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 1:08:06  
134 Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida 1:08:26  
135 Robert Vrecer (Slo) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1:10:04  
136 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp 1:11:35  
137 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol 1:11:54  
138 Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 1:12:22  
139 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Sojasun 1:12:50  
140 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1:13:09  
141 Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Lotto Belisol 1:13:46  
142 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 1:13:54  
143 Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 1:15:38  
144 Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano 1:19:26  
145 Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team 1:20:15  
146 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge 1:21:13  
147 Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge 1:21:38  
148 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1:22:21  
149 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling 1:23:02  
150 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp 1:25:55  
151 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol 1:30:40  
Points classification
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 80 pts
2 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ 50  
3 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha 41  
4 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 37  
5 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 30  
6 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 27  
7 Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard 27  
8 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 26  
9 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ 25  
10 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 23  
11 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 23  
12 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida 23  
13 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 22  
14 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp 20  
15 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling 20  
16 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 20  
17 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 19  
18 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 16  
19 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha 16  
20 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 16  
21 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp 16  
22 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team 14  
23 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge 13  
24 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 13  
25 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 12  
26 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 12  
27 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 11  
28 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 10  
29 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 10  
30 Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling 10  
31 Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 10  
32 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol 10  
33 Julien Simon (Fra) Sojasun 9  
34 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp 9  
35 Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling 8  
36 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 8  
37 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling 8  
38 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 7  
39 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling 7  
40 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Sojasun 7  
41 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha 6  
42 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 6  
43 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge 6  
44 Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale Pro Cycling 6  
45 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 4  
46 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 3  
47 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 3  
48 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling 3  
49 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 3  
50 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 3  
51 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 1  
52 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 1  
53 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 1  
Sprint classification
1 Robert Vrecer (Slo) Euskaltel-Euskadi 15 pts
2 Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team 13  
3 Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 13  
4 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 9  
5 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Team Blanco 7  
6 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha 7  
7 Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard 7  
8 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 7  
9 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 6  
10 Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard 6  
11 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 6  
12 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 6  
13 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano 3  
14 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge 3  
15 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 3  
16 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 3  
17 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 3  
18 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling 3  
19 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling 3  
20 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 3  
21 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Sojasun 3  
22 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol 3  
23 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida 2  
24 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 1  
25 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 1  
26 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 1  
27 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
28 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 1  
29 Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 1  
Mountains classification
1 Robert Vrecer (Slo) Euskaltel-Euskadi 31 pts
2 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ 28  
3 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida 23  
4 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 17  
5 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha 15  
6 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 12  
7 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 12  
8 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 12  
9 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 10  
10 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano 10  
11 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol 10  
12 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge 9  
13 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 8  
14 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 8  
15 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 7  
16 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 6  
17 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp 6  
18 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 6  
19 Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard 6  
20 Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 6  
21 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 6  
22 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 5  
23 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 5  
24 Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling 5  
25 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling 5  
26 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 4  
27 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 4  
28 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Team Blanco 4  
29 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 4  
30 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3  
31 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 3  
32 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3  
33 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 3  
34 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo Tinkoff 2  
35 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM Cycling 2  
36 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 2  
37 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp 2  
38 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling 2  
39 Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 2  
40 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard 2  
41 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 1  
42 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge 1  
43 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 1  
44 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
45 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 1  
46 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 1  
Teams classification
1 Astana Pro Team 90:56:49  
2 BMC Racing Team 0:01:38  
3 Movistar Team 0:04:19  
4 Ag2R La Mondiale 0:06:16  
5 Katusha 0:09:05  
6 Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:11:08  
7 IAM Cycling 0:14:33  
8 Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:14:38  
9 Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:18:16  
10 RadioShack Leopard 0:22:05  
11 Sojasun 0:28:10  
12 Lampre-Merida 0:43:25  
13 FDJ 0:43:44  
14 Team Argos-Shimano 0:44:56  
15 Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:49:53  
16 Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:53:56  
17 Orica-GreenEdge 0:55:14  
18 Sky Procycling 1:01:25  
19 Garmin-Sharp 1:18:11  
20 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1:40:10  
21 Lotto Belisol 1:56:34  

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WindLessBreeze More than 1 year ago
I bet he'd win the points jersey, TdF
Brett Wolfe More than 1 year ago
He already did, in 2012. Now let's see if he can do it when Cavendish has a full team backing him instead of the Wiggothon last year. The 2013 TdF should be a much more interesting race to watch at all levels! I enjoy Sagan, but Cavendish is the true #1 until dethroned in a year when he has a team backing him - 2012 TdF was hard to watch.
Jancouver More than 1 year ago
With the proper leadout train Cav is the fastest guy on flat/strait/wide road. No doubt about that. When it comes to Sagan, he is way better at everything else. For me, Cav is boring to watch on the other hand, Sagan is exciting rider and fun to watch.
Cance > TheRest More than 1 year ago
Yes, we should expect Sagan to pick up a lot of points on the more hilly stages as he did last year. I'm pretty sure he'll end up in the points jersey in Paris, as long as he doesnt "lose" too many points to cavendish on the regular flat sprint stages
Smopex97 More than 1 year ago
Cavendish is a one trick pony whereas Sagan has the ability to challenge over any terrain,maybe not in long Tour climbs but everything else he is a far more entertaining rider
Ken Bellone More than 1 year ago
Sounds like sour grapes. Cavendish is not #1 until dethroned. He raced against Sagan last year and LOST. It is not like Cav wasn't there. Sure he had other duties, but so did Erik Zabel, as the team Worked for Ullrich, Klodi, and Vino and he picked up green six years running without a lead out train. In order to win green you have to occasionally get over mountains and pick up the unexpected points a la Hushovd.
fusty copy More than 1 year ago
Sagan in this Tour de Suisse Stage 1: 40th 5 mile TT. Stage 2; 103rd at +10 min. Stage 3; Ist in a two up sprint! Stage 4: Beaten into 7th, bunch finish, st as winner!! Stage 5: Beaten into 2nd in sprint finish. Stage 6: No where 5th at 10 min. Stage 7: Ist in bunch finish needing entire lead out. ....... draw your own conclusions,
peter16x More than 1 year ago
And? What are you talking about, dude?
spilak More than 1 year ago
well done vrečer!