Petacchi cruises to dramatic sprint win

Cavendish takes out top sprinters in final metres

Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre) took an unlikely stage victory in the Tour de Suisse in a dramatic finale that saw Mark Cavendish (HTC-Columbia) collide with Heinrich Haussler (Cervelo TestTeam) and take down the other top sprinters.

Cavendish, unleashing what looked to be a race-winning acceleration, slammed into Haussler as the pair muscled past Milram's Gerald Ciolek, sending both riders tumbling to the pavement. Ciolek rammed the pair and also went down.

Petacchi emerged from the resulting chaos to take the win ahead of Matti Breschel (Saxo Bank) and Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil), but, looking back to witness the carnage before crossing the line, did not celebrate his victory.

The Lampre sprinter was not necessarily in contention for the stage victory until the sudden crash. He led a group to the right side of the course, while Cavendish, Ciolek and Haussler were fighting it out ahead down the middle.

"I won but after a crazy finish and huge crash," Petacchi said. "I committed to one side of the road to launch my sprint. I kept looking across to see where my rivals were but then I noticed a strange movement and heard a huge noise. At that point I just kept going straight ahead because I knew I'd won.

"I'm sorry to have beaten people like Cavendish, Haussler and Ciolek because they were caught up in a crash and I don't know if I'd have won anyway. But life is strange: after a lot of really bad luck, I was really lucky today."

Milram's director Ralf Grabsch was displeased that his sprinter was put into a position where he could have been more seriously injured.

"Gerald Ciolek was in an optimal position at the finish," Grabsch said. "It may not have been enough for a victory, but a podium placing was certain. In the end, of course, we are just happy that Gerald wasn't injured."

While Cavendish and Ciolek escaped injury, Haussler was taken to hospital for examinations after rolling across the line, and Caisse d'Epargne's Arnaud Coyot was transported from the race in an ambulance with a suspected broken hip.

 

How it unfolded

The 157 riders remaining in the Tour de Suisse after the departure of HTC-Columbia's Michael Rogers got underway from Schwarzenburg for the 192.2km relatively flat journey to Wettingen. With just two classified climbs, the category 3 Regenberger on the final two circuits well out from the line, it seemed as if the day would be one for the sprinters to test their legs.

However, just 10km into the day, Brice Feillu (Vacansoleil) set out on a solo breakaway with the intent of claiming the glory for himself.

The peloton was content to let the Frenchman have his moment in the sun. Feillu, who last year won the mountain top finish at the Tour de France on Arcalis, may not have been on his type of terrain, but still built up over nine minutes until the chase by the HTC-Columbia team of overall leader Martin picked up speed.

Feillu put in a valiant effort to stay clear, but with the first entry to the 27km circuit, he had little more than three minutes, and the gap was falling fast.

On the final circuit, Euskaltel-Euskadi and Lampre teams seemed to be the most intent on chasing the slender escapee while the HTC-Columbia team took a back seat, staying near the front only to keep Martin out of trouble.

Behind Feillu, the fight for the mountains classification intensified, with Euskaltel-Euskadi launching Aitor Hernandez to try and steal the climber's jersey from Katusha's Alexandre Pliuschin, while Steve Morabito (BMC) hit out to challenge Milram's Mathias Russ for the sprint title further down the road.

Feillu's gap was down to a handful of seconds on the entrance to the final loop, and, completely exhausted, he finally succumbed with 25km to go in the stage.

On the final trip up the Regenberger, an attack from Vacansoleil's Wouter Poels stirred up the action. He was followed by Omega Pharma-Lotto's Philippe Gilbert, who pushed the pace and forced Martin to chase on his own to make the front split. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Transitions) slipped away, gaining a 10 second lead as all the race favourites tested their legs behind.

Andy Schleck put in a dig, as did Fabian Cancellara, but both Saxo Bank riders were pulled back as the chase behind Hesejdal became furious.

Leif Hoste (Omega Pharma-Lotto) and Ivan Gutierrez (Caisse d'Epargne) split off from the bunch in pursuit of the Canadian, but only succeeded in gaining a few metres over the bunch. Before another futile attack by Vacansoleil failed to gain ground.

It wasn't until the Quick Step team decided to come to the fore that Hesjedal was finally pulled back inside 10km to go. Once the race was all back together, HTC-Columbia took control of the pace as the sprinters teams began to assemble their lead-out trains.

Milram hoped to set up Gerald Ciolek, Quick Step for Boonen, Katusha for McEwen - all the while knowing that HTC-Columbia had Mark Cavendish as its trump card safely in the front group ready to launch off Mark Renshaw's wheel.

The yellow jersey himself helped keep his sprinter in position, even taking to the front with 4km to go for a brief moment as the pack negotiated the many roundabouts en route to the finish.

With 3km to go, Greg Van Avermaet (Omega Pharma-Lotto) burst from the pack in an attempt to steal HTC-Columbia's thunder, but his attack was nullified by Quick Step with 2km to go.

Astana was next to try to ruin Cavendish's chances, with Allan Davis trading his sprint for a kilometre-long effort. Gilbert, Ciolek both tried to get the jump on the sprint, but Cavendish hit the front with 200m to go in a perfect position when he collided with Haussler and both came crashing to the ground, opening the door for Petacchi to cruise to the stage win.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini4:57:33 
2Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
3Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
4Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
5Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha  
6Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
7Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
8Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank  
9Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack  
10Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step  
11Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank  
12Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
13Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram  
14Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
15Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team  
16Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo  
17Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
18Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo  
19George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
20Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha  
21Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank  
22Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step  
23Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
24Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
25Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Liquigas-Doimo  
26Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
27Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
28Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
29Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
30Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
31Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne  
32Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
33Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank  
34Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
35Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack  
36Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
37Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank  
38Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions  
39Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
40Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale  
41Juan José Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
42Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
43Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step  
44Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
45Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha  
46Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Astana  
47Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack  
48José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
49Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
50Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
51Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
52Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step  
53Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
54Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
55Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
56Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
57Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux  
58Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step  
59Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
60Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
61Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
62Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
63Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team  
64Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
65Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
66Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step  
67Luis Leòn Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
68Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
69Gerben Löwik (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
70Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
71Alexandre Pliuschin MOL Team Katusha  
72Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram  
73Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank  
74Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
75Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
76Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
77Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne  
78David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
79Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions  
80Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
81Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
82Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
83Allan Davis (Aus) Astana  
84Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team  
85Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC - Columbia  
86Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
87Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack  
88Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
89Nicolas Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
90Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
91Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
92Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha  
93Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
94Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
95Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
96Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
97Yevgeni Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Astana  
98Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux  
99Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram  
100Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram  
101Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step  
102Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
103Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
104Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
105Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia  
106Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:01:10 
107Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
108Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
109Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
110Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha  
111Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
112Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia  
113Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:01:10 
114Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
115Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) Team Katusha  
116Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
117Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
118Edouard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha  
119Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
120Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
121Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia  
122Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
123Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana  
124Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram  
125Dimitri Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack0:02:32 
126Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
127Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
128Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
129Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Radioshack0:03:17 
130Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
131Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:04:33 
132Marco Corti (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:07:29 
133Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
134Noè Gianetti (Swi) Footon-Servetto  
135Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:32 
136Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana0:07:34 
137Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
138Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
139Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
140Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram  
141Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne0:07:36 
142Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:07:37 
143Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:07:41 
144Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:08:27 
145Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
146Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:08:28 
147Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux0:08:35 
148Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana  
149Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:08:38 
150Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
151Jason Mccartney (USA) Team Radioshack  
152Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack  
153Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo Test Team  
154Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram  
155Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:08:42 
156José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale  
157Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
DNSMichael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
Sprint 1 - Otelfingen
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team6 pts
2Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini3 
3Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team1 
Sprint 2 - Niederweningen
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions6 pts
2Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step3 
3Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1 
Finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini25 pts
2Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank20 
3Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team16 
4Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne13 
5Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha11 
6Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team10 
7Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini9 
8Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank8 
9Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack7 
10Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step6 
11Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank5 
12Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia4 
13Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram3 
14Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
Mountains 1 - Regensberg
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team5 pts
2Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3 
3Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
4Alexandre Pliuschin MOL Team Katusha1 
Mountains 2 - Regensberg
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team5 pts
2Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions3 
3Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
4Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha1 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lampre-Farnese Vini14:52:39 
2Team Saxo Bank  
3Caisse d'Epargne  
4Liquigas-Doimo  
5Rabobank  
6Team Katusha  
7Quick Step  
8Team Radioshack  
9Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
10Omega Pharma-Lotto  
11Sky Professional Cycling Team  
12Cervelo Test Team  
13Astana  
14Garmin - Transitions  
15Team HTC - Columbia  
16Française Des Jeux  
17Euskaltel - Euskadi  
18BMC Racing Team  
19Team Milram  
20AG2R La Mondiale  
21Footon-Servetto0:07:29 
Overall classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia14:35:37 
2Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank0:00:01 
3Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:00:09 
4Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:10 
5Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step0:00:11 
6Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
7Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:00:13 
8Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:14 
9Nicolas Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:15 
10Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank0:00:17 
11Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:18 
12Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step0:00:19 
13Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack  
14Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha0:00:21 
15Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:00:24 
16Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
17Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:26 
18Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank0:00:27 
19Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
20Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:28 
21Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:29 
22Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack0:00:30 
23Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:33 
24Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank0:00:35 
25Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:36 
26Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
27Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:00:37 
28Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step0:00:38 
29Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:00:42 
30Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
31Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack0:00:45 
32Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:47 
33Juan José Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:49 
34Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:53 
35Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:54 
36George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
37Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:00:56 
38David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:00:57 
39Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:01 
40Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:01:06 
41Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step0:01:09 
42Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:01:10 
43Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
44Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram  
45Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:01:12 
46Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:13 
47Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:15 
48Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:01:18 
49Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram0:01:19 
50Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:26 
51José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:29 
52Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Astana0:01:31 
53Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:01:51 
54Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank0:01:55 
55Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:59 
56Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:02:06 
57Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank0:02:44 
58Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:02:47 
59Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:48 
60Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:02:50 
61Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:03:08 
62Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha0:03:13 
63Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha0:03:14 
64Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram0:03:18 
65Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne0:03:21 
66Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:03:25 
67Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux0:03:35 
68Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana0:03:59 
69Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank0:04:20 
70Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:04:23 
71Luis Leòn Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:04:31 
72Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:04:48 
73Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:05:14 
74Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:05:29 
75Alexandre Pliuschin MOL Team Katusha0:05:34 
76Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:05:43 
77Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia0:05:47 
78Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:53 
79Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC - Columbia0:05:58 
80Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:06:20 
81José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:05 
82Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram0:07:25 
83Edouard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha0:07:32 
84Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:07:33 
85Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha0:07:48 
86Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:12 
87Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale0:09:17 
88Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:09:36 
89Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:09:58 
90Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:10:37 
91Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:10:38 
92Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:10:51 
93Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step0:12:15 
94Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux  
95Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions  
96Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:12:33 
97Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
98Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:12:53 
99Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana0:13:11 
100Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) Team Katusha0:13:22 
101Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:13:46 
102Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo Test Team0:13:48 
103Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
104Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:13:49 
105Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step0:13:58 
106Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram  
107Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:14:00 
108Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:14:05 
109Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:14:08 
110Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana0:14:10 
111Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana0:14:15 
112Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia0:14:16 
113Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha0:14:20 
114Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack0:14:23 
115Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram0:15:41 
116Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team0:16:01 
117Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step0:16:14 
118Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Liquigas-Doimo0:16:22 
119Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia0:16:24 
120Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:16:56 
121Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:17:27 
122Noè Gianetti (Swi) Footon-Servetto0:18:24 
123Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:18:38 
124Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne0:18:57 
125Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:19:41 
126Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:20:01 
127Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:20:15 
128Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:20:19 
129Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank0:20:28 
130Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Radioshack0:20:29 
131Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:20:33 
132Yevgeni Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Astana0:20:37 
133Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step0:20:38 
134Marco Corti (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:20:52 
135Allan Davis (Aus) Astana0:21:08 
136Martijn Maaskant NEd Garmin - Transitions (Ned) Garmin - Transitions0:21:36 
137Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
138Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:21:46 
139Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:21:47 
140Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team0:21:48 
141Jason Mccartney (USA) Team Radioshack0:21:55 
142Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack0:21:58 
143Dimitri Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack0:21:59 
144Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:22:17 
145Gerben Löwik (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:22:22 
146Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:24:47 
147Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:24:54 
148Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team0:25:24 
149Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:28:42 
150Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux0:28:47 
151Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:28:48 
152Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana0:28:51 
153Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:29:37 
154Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team0:29:49 
155Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:29:56 
156Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:30:14 
157Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:30:31 
Sprints classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team9 pts
2Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram7 
3Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions6 
4Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia6 
5Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon-Servetto6 
6Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini3 
7Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team3 
8Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step3 
9Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux3 
10Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3 
11Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1 
12Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step1 
13Alexandre Pliuschin MOL Team Katusha1 
14Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha1 
15Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team1 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team32 pts
2Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini25 
3Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank24 
4Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne23 
5Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team20 
6Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi20 
7Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank20 
8Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank15 
9Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank15 
10Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step14 
11Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia13 
12Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank13 
13Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne12 
14Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team12 
15Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo12 
16Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team11 
17Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini11 
18Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram11 
19Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha11 
20Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team10 
21Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team9 
22Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team8 
23Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank7 
24Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini7 
25Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank7 
26Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack7 
27Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step6 
28Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank6 
29George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team5 
30Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo5 
31Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale4 
32Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia4 
33Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank3 
34Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale3 
35Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram3 
36Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
37Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram2 
38Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions1 
39Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step1 
40Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team1 
41Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia1 
42Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions-5 
43Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini-5 
44Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana-5 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi19 pts
2Alexandre Pliuschin MOL Team Katusha18 
3Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team15 
4Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team8 
5Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram8 
6Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon-Servetto8 
7Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha7 
8Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux6 
9Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team5 
10Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions3 
11Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank2 
12Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
13Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
14Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha1 
15Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank1 
16Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank1 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Saxo Bank43:47:11 
2Quick Step0:00:28 
3Rabobank0:00:38 
4Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:12 
5Team Radioshack0:01:14 
6Caisse d'Epargne0:01:31 
7BMC Racing Team0:01:43 
8Sky Professional Cycling Team0:01:49 
9Garmin - Transitions0:01:55 
10Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:16 
11Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:02:38 
12Team Milram0:02:45 
13Team HTC - Columbia0:04:11 
14Team Katusha0:04:58 
15AG2R La Mondiale0:05:16 
16Française Des Jeux0:05:54 
17Liquigas-Doimo0:06:16 
18Omega Pharma-Lotto0:14:19 
19Cervelo Test Team0:17:13 
20Astana0:18:06 
21Footon-Servetto0:20:58 

 

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