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October 9-13, 2012

October 11, Stage 3: Green Sea Forest Park - Yan Qing Ba Da Ling Great Wall 162.5km

Tour of Beijing stage 3: Gavazzi snatches victory

By:
Barry Ryan
Published:
October 11, 2012, 10:10 BST,
Updated:
October 11, 2012, 18:32 BST

Italian beats Dan Martin and Boasson Hagen on uphill finish

Francesco Gavazzi (Astana) celebrates his victory at the Tour of Beijing

Francesco Gavazzi (Astana) celebrates his victory at the Tour of Beijing

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Against the stirring backdrop of the Great Wall at Badaling, Francesco Gavazzi (Astana) charged to victory in a close finish to stage three of the Tour of Beijing, while Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) retained his overall lead, 40 seconds ahead of the Italian.

After taking his fourth second place finish of the season on the previous day in Mentougou, it was perhaps fitting that Gavazzi’s first victory of the year was one forged with patience. He held his fire when Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky) launched what looked like the winning move with three kilometres to go, and maintained a watching brief when red jersey Tony Martin took up the pursuit on the final climb to the line.

Gavazzi opted to stick steadfastly to the wheel of Dan Martin (Garmin-Sharp); biding his time as the flying Irishman led the fractured peloton back up to Boasson Hagen inside the final 200 metres. Gavazzi then struck on the crown of the final bend, and swept past Martin and Boasson Hagen to claim his first victory of the season.

“There was only one way for me to win today – I had to wait and wait and see how things developed,” a relieved Gavazzi said after the finish. “To be honest, when Boasson Hagen attacked, I thought it was over, as he is the perfect rider for this kind of finale.”

The rolling finale provided the platform for a flurry of increasingly ferocious attacks after the day’s early break had been swept up. Sylvain Georges (Ag2r-La Mondiale) was the first man to go clear, but when he was reeled in, Igor Anton (Euskaltel-Euskadi) unleashed a rasping effort of his own on the penultimate rise.

Approaching the very crest of that climb, with three kilometres to go, Boasson Hagen produced a devastating burst that saw him cruise past Anton and then put daylight into the peloton behind. As he swooped down the gently curving bend, the Norwegian’s gap was approaching 20 seconds – he would have 17 in hand at the red kite – and given the disarming facility of his pedalling, he seemed destined to take the stage, the winner’s time bonus and make significant inroads on general classification.

Boasson Hagen had been one of the few riders to make the trek north from Beijing in the build-up to the race to reconnoitre the finale. His attack was pre-meditated and the aim had been to take the stage and the red jersey.

“I planned to go exactly where I did but it wasn’t the plan that the other guys would catch me,” Boasson Hagen said. “If Martin hadn’t gained time yesterday, then maybe I could have waited for the sprint. But that would have been a different race. So I was just thinking I needed to gap off and get as much seconds as possible.”

Sensing that his red jersey was under threat, Martin himself seized the initiative and took up the reins of the pursuit on the final kilometre-long climb to the finish, whose slopes seemed somewhat shallower than the road book had suggested. The German’s pace-making brought the bunch to within touching distance of Boasson Hagen, and then Ryder Hesjedal and Dan Martin completed the juncture within sight of the line.

200 metres out, Martin looked as though he was going to take the honours, but he confessed afterwards that he had hit the final ramp to the line in too high a gear, and the canny Gavazzi was able to zip past at the death to take the win, while Boasson Hagen held on for third ahead of Rinaldo Nocentini (Ag2r-La Mondiale) and Rui Costa (Movistar).

“It was hard finish, but a good stage for me, although I’m a bit disappointed not to win after all the hard work of my teammates,” said Martin, who now moves up to third overall, 50 seconds down on his namesake Tony.

The win went to Gavazzi, who claimed his first triumph since taking a stage at last year’s Vuelta a España. Unable to match the pure sprinters on the flat and nor the puncheur on the climbs, the 28-year-old has found that the right kind of finish can take a whole season to find.

“I actually thought the climb today would be harder,” he said. “But it turned out to be perfect for me. I can’t compete in flat sprints and I can’t win on harder climbs either, so it was great to break the ice here.”

Early break

The overnight release of USADA’s reasoned decision of its judgement on the Lance Armstrong case dominated many conversations in the start village, although some additional drama was provided by the news that Andy Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan) had taken a tumble while riding from the hotel to the start. The Luxembourger appeared relatively unscathed, however, and completed the stage 15 minutes down, as he continues his comeback from a fractured pelvis.

The day’s stage snaked its way through the foothills of the Xi Mountains and then skirted the fringes of greater Beijing before turning back towards the spectacular section of the Great Wall at Badaling. The early break went clear after 30km, featuring Vacansoleil-DCM pair Johnny Hoogerland and Pim Ligthart, Matthieu Ladagnous (FDJ-BigMat), Christian Meier (Orica-GreenEdge), Mikel Nieve (Euskaltel-Euskadi), George Bennett (RadioShack-Nissan) and Andriy Grivko (Astana).

The seven built up a lead of over 4:30 at one point, and with the peloton initially reluctant to chase, the group began to believe in their chances shortly after the midway point. “There were a lot of strong guys in the group who weren’t a threat on GC, so I thought we might go all the way,” Bennett said afterwards.

Eventually, however, Omega Pharma-QuickStep, Garmin-Sharp and Liquigas-Cannondale (who were working for Moreno Moser) provided the firepower necessary to peg back the leaders. Leading by three minutes with 40km to go, the break was swept up in the finale, although Meier put up a brief, solo show of defiance before he too was caught. “I attacked when I felt the peloton coming back,” he said. “I saw an opportunity and took it.”

Ultimately, however, it all came down to frantic final three kilometres. Francesco Gavazzi won the day, but after quelling Edvald Boasson Hagen’s fierce attack, the day’s biggest winner might yet prove to be Tony Martin.

Full Results
1 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 4:05:08  
2 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Sharp    
3 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
4 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
5 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team    
6 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
7 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
8 Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
9 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
10 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
11 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team    
12 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
13 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
14 Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank    
15 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
16 Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
17 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
18 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
19 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team    
20 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
21 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:11  
22 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:00:12  
23 Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan    
24 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:16  
25 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
26 Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
27 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
28 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat 0:00:27  
29 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Sharp 0:00:30  
30 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team    
31 Allan Davis (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team    
32 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
33 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:00:37  
34 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:00:41  
35 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:47  
36 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
37 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team    
38 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
39 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team    
40 Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:00:53  
41 Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
42 Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
43 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 0:01:12  
44 Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:01:19  
45 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
46 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
47 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team    
48 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
49 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat    
50 Javier Iriarte (Spa) Movistar Team    
51 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team    
52 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team    
53 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team    
54 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:55  
55 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
56 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:02:00  
57 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:23  
58 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha Team    
59 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling 0:02:30  
60 Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:03:00  
61 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:03:47  
62 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 0:04:09  
63 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team    
64 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
65 Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Katusha Team    
66 Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan    
67 Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank    
68 Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan    
69 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
70 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
71 David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 0:04:18  
72 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:04:47  
73 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team 0:06:13  
74 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:06:29  
75 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
76 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team    
77 Aaron Kemps (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
78 Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Lotto Belisol Team    
79 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
80 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
81 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
82 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team    
83 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Sharp    
84 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
85 Clinton Robert Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
86 Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:06:50  
87 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:08:25  
88 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
89 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
90 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
91 Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
92 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
93 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling    
94 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team    
95 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
96 Timofey Kritskiy (Rus) Katusha Team    
97 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
98 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
99 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD    
100 Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
101 Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team    
102 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
103 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team    
104 Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team    
105 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
106 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
107 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank    
108 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank    
109 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha Team    
110 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Sharp    
111 Biao Liu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:10:36  
112 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:11:01  
113 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
114 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
115 Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team    
116 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Sharp    
117 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling    
118 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
119 Kun Jiang (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
120 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
121 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:12:44  
122 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
123 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp    
124 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan    
125 Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
126 Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
127 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling    
128 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
129 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
130 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
131 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp 0:15:43  
132 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan    
133 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Sharp    
134 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
135 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
136 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:15:55  
137 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 0:16:09  
DNF Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
Points
1 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 15 pts
2 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Sharp 14  
3 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 13  
4 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 12  
5 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 11  
6 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 10  
7 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 9  
8 Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 8  
9 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 7  
10 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD 6  
11 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 5  
12 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 4  
13 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3  
14 Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 2  
15 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1  
Sprint 1 - Hezi Jian Village, 81km
1 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 5 pts
2 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team 3  
3 Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 2  
4 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1  
Sprint 2 - Changping Stadium, 118.5km
1 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 5 pts
2 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 3  
3 Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 2  
4 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1  
Mountain 1 - Dong Fang Hong (Cat. 2) 19km
1 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 8 pts
2 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Sharp 6  
3 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 4  
4 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Sharp 2  
5 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 1  
Mountain 2 - Nan Yan Road (Cat. 3) 37.5km
1 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 5 pts
2 Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 3  
3 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
4 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 1  
Mountain 3 - Gao Ya Kou (Cat. 1) 68.5km
1 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 12 pts
2 Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 8  
3 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 6  
4 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 4  
5 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 2  
Mountain 4 - Badaling Great Wall (Cat. 3) 162.5km)
1 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 5 pts
2 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Sharp 3  
3 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 2  
4 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
Young riders
1 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 4:05:08  
2 Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
3 Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank    
4 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
5 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:00:12  
6 Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:00:16  
7 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:00:37  
8 Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:53  
9 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:01:19  
10 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:55  
11 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling 0:02:30  
12 Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Katusha Team 0:04:09  
13 Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan    
14 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team 0:06:13  
15 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:06:29  
16 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:08:25  
17 Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
18 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
19 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling    
20 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
21 Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team    
22 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
23 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha Team    
24 Biao Liu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:10:36  
25 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:11:01  
26 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
27 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:12:44  
28 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
29 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp    
30 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan    
31 Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
32 Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
33 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling    
34 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
Teams
1 BMC Racing Team 12:15:36  
2 Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:04  
3 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:18  
4 Astana Pro Team 0:00:29  
5 Lampre - ISD 0:00:52  
6 Orica GreenEdge 0:00:55  
7 Movistar Team 0:01:05  
8 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:07  
9 RadioShack-Nissan 0:01:28  
10 FDJ-Big Mat 0:01:49  
11 AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:59  
12 Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:02:16  
13 Katusha Team 0:04:49  
14 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:05:57  
15 Garmin - Sharp 0:06:47  
16 Lotto Belisol Team 0:07:36  
17 Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 0:08:06  
18 Sky Procycling 0:10:43  
19 Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:17:18  
General classification after stage 3
1 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 9:35:52  
2 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:40  
3 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Sharp 0:00:50  
4 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 0:00:52  
5 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
6 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:56  
7 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
8 Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank    
9 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 0:01:00  
10 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
11 Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
12 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
13 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team    
14 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
15 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:05  
16 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:01:06  
17 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:01:09  
18 Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
19 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:16  
20 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan 0:01:25  
21 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Sharp 0:01:30  
22 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 0:02:12  
23 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:28  
24 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:03:06  
25 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:03:14  
26 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team 0:03:15  
27 Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan 0:03:24  
28 Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:03:31  
29 Allan Davis (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:03:32  
30 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat 0:03:42  
31 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:03:43  
32 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:45  
33 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team    
34 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:03:49  
35 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team 0:04:02  
36 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:04:25  
37 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:04:31  
38 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team 0:04:34  
39 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team    
40 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
41 Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:04:36  
42 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:05:01  
43 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
44 David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 0:05:25  
45 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:05:37  
46 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:05:38  
47 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling 0:05:45  
48 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 0:07:21  
49 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:07:30  
50 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:08:52  
51 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team 0:09:30  
52 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:09:35  
53 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:09:44  
54 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:09:57  
55 Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:10:18  
56 Javier Iriarte (Spa) Movistar Team 0:10:44  
57 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:11:20  
58 Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:11:38  
59 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:11:40  
60 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Sharp    
61 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:12:33  
62 Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan 0:13:25  
63 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:13:26  
64 Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 0:13:34  
65 Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan    
66 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:13:35  
67 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:14:19  
68 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team    
69 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team    
70 Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:14:25  
71 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat 0:14:42  
72 Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:14:51  
73 Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 0:15:08  
74 Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:15:09  
75 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan 0:15:59  
76 Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:16:32  
77 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:17:19  
78 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:17:32  
79 Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Katusha Team    
80 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:17:41  
81 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
82 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
83 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team    
84 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:17:50  
85 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank    
86 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp 0:18:58  
87 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:19:33  
88 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team 0:19:36  
89 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:19:52  
90 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
91 Aaron Kemps (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
92 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team    
93 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Sharp    
94 Clinton Robert Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
95 Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Lotto Belisol Team 0:20:01  
96 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
97 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
98 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Sharp 0:20:26  
99 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
100 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:20:58  
101 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:21:48  
102 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team    
103 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank    
104 Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team    
105 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
106 Timofey Kritskiy (Rus) Katusha Team    
107 Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
108 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha Team    
109 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:21:57  
110 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling    
111 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD    
112 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:22:09  
113 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling    
114 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp    
115 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:22:33  
116 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:22:45  
117 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:23:21  
118 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:24:24  
119 Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team    
120 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:24:33  
121 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
122 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
123 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Sharp 0:25:08  
124 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 0:25:34  
125 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:25:57  
126 Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:26:01  
127 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:26:07  
128 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
129 Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:26:16  
130 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
131 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:27:39  
132 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:29:15  
133 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:30:12  
134 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:30:59  
135 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan 0:31:55  
136 Kun Jiang (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:32:49  
137 Biao Liu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:33:52  
Points classification
1 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 29 pts
2 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 26  
3 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Sharp 24  
4 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 24  
5 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 22  
6 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 19  
7 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 18  
8 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 16  
9 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 15  
10 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 15  
11 Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 14  
12 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 13  
13 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 12  
14 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 12  
15 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 11  
16 Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 11  
17 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team 11  
18 Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 10  
19 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 10  
20 Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team 9  
21 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team 8  
22 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 7  
23 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp 7  
24 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD 6  
25 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 6  
26 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 5  
27 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 5  
28 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 5  
29 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 5  
30 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Sharp 4  
31 Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 4  
32 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 4  
33 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3  
34 David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 3  
35 Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Katusha Team 3  
36 Kun Jiang (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 3  
37 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 2  
38 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 2  
39 Allan Davis (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 2  
40 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha Team 2  
41 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team 1  
42 Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 1  
43 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1  
44 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1  
45 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 1  
46 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Sharp 1  
Mountains classification
1 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Sharp 26 pts
2 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 17  
3 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 14  
4 Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 11  
5 Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 9  
6 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 8  
7 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 8  
8 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 8  
9 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 6  
10 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 5  
11 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 5  
12 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 4  
13 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3  
14 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 3  
15 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 2  
16 Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 2  
17 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Sharp 2  
18 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
19 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Sharp 2  
20 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1  
21 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 1  
Young riders classification
1 Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 9:36:48  
2 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:00:04  
3 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:09  
4 Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:13  
5 Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:02:35  
6 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:02:53  
7 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:03:35  
8 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:05  
9 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling 0:04:49  
10 Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:09:22  
11 Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan 0:12:29  
12 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:12:30  
13 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:12:39  
14 Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 0:14:12  
15 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan 0:15:03  
16 Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Katusha Team 0:16:36  
17 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:16:45  
18 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:18:37  
19 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team 0:18:40  
20 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:18:56  
21 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:19:30  
22 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:20:52  
23 Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team    
24 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha Team    
25 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:21:01  
26 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp 0:21:13  
27 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling    
28 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:21:49  
29 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:25:01  
30 Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:25:05  
31 Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:25:20  
32 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
33 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:26:43  
34 Biao Liu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:32:56  
Teams classification
1 Liquigas-Cannondale 28:52:54  
2 Astana Pro Team 0:00:25  
3 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:27  
4 Movistar Team 0:01:05  
5 RadioShack-Nissan 0:01:25  
6 AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:55  
7 BMC Racing Team 0:02:12  
8 Orica GreenEdge 0:03:04  
9 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:04:49  
10 Lampre - ISD 0:05:12  
11 Garmin - Sharp 0:06:43  
12 Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 0:08:08  
13 Katusha Team 0:09:01  
14 FDJ-Big Mat 0:09:38  
15 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:15:13  
16 Lotto Belisol Team 0:15:52  
17 Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:16:54  
18 Sky Procycling 0:19:08  
19 Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:24:44