Tour of Beijing stage 3: Gavazzi snatches victory

Italian beats Dan Martin and Boasson Hagen on uphill finish

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
1Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team4:05:08 
2Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Sharp  
3Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
4Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
5Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team  
6Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
7Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
8Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
9Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
10Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
11Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
12Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
13Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
14Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank  
15Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
16Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
17Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
18Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
19Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
20Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
21Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:11 
22Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:12 
23Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan  
24Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:16 
25Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
26Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
27Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
28Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat0:00:27 
29Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Sharp0:00:30 
30Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
31Allan Davis (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
32Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
33Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:37 
34Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:00:41 
35Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:47 
36Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
37Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team  
38Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
39Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
40Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:00:53 
41Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
42Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
43Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan0:01:12 
44Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:01:19 
45Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
46Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
47José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team  
48Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
49Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat  
50Javier Iriarte (Spa) Movistar Team  
51Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team  
52Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team  
53Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team  
54Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:55 
55Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
56Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:00 
57Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:23 
58Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha Team  
59Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling0:02:30 
60Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:03:00 
61Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team0:03:47 
62Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank0:04:09 
63Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
64Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
65Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Katusha Team  
66Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan  
67Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank  
68Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan  
69Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
70Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
71David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank0:04:18 
72Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:04:47 
73Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team0:06:13 
74Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:06:29 
75Kenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
76Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
77Aaron Kemps (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
78Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Lotto Belisol Team  
79Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
80Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
81Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
82Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
83Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Sharp  
84Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
85Clinton Robert Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
86Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:50 
87Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team0:08:25 
88Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
89Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
90Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
91Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
92Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
93Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling  
94Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team  
95Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
96Timofey Kritskiy (Rus) Katusha Team  
97Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
98Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
99Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
100Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
101Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
102Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
103Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
104Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team  
105Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
106Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
107Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank  
108Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank  
109Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha Team  
110Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Sharp  
111Biao Liu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:10:36 
112Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:11:01 
113Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
114Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
115Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team  
116Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Sharp  
117Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling  
118Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
119Kun Jiang (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
120Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
121Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:12:44 
122Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
123Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
124George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan  
125Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
126Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
127Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling  
128Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
129Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
130Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
131Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp0:15:43 
132Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan  
133Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Sharp  
134Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
135Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
136Marco Bandiera (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:15:55 
137Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank0:16:09 
DNFBert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
DNFMiguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
1Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team15pts
2Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Sharp14 
3Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling13 
4Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale12 
5Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team11 
6Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team10 
7Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale9 
8Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale8 
9Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team7 
10Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD6 
11Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team5 
12Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team4 
13Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3 
14Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank2 
15Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep1 
Sprint 1 - Hezi Jian Village, 81km
1Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat5pts
2Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team3 
3Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team2 
4Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
Sprint 2 - Changping Stadium, 118.5km
1Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team5pts
2Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat3 
3Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team2 
4Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
Mountain 1 - Dong Fang Hong (Cat. 2) 19km
1Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team8pts
2Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Sharp6 
3Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep4 
4Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Sharp2 
5Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan1 
Mountain 2 - Nan Yan Road (Cat. 3) 37.5km
1Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team5pts
2Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team3 
3Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
4Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat1 
Mountain 3 - Gao Ya Kou (Cat. 1) 68.5km
1Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team12pts
2Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team8 
3Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team6 
4Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi4 
5Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat2 
Mountain 4 - Badaling Great Wall (Cat. 3) 162.5km)
1Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team5pts
2Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Sharp3 
3Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling2 
4Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale1 
Young riders
1Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team4:05:08 
2Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
3Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank  
4Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
5Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:12 
6Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:00:16 
7Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:37 
8Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:53 
9Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:01:19 
10Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:55 
11Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling0:02:30 
12Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Katusha Team0:04:09 
13Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan  
14Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team0:06:13 
15Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:06:29 
16Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:08:25 
17Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
18Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
19Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling  
20Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
21Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team  
22Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
23Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha Team  
24Biao Liu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:10:36 
25Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:11:01 
26Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
27Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:12:44 
28Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
29Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
30George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan  
31Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
32Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
33Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling  
34Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
1BMC Racing Team12:15:36 
3Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:18 
4Astana Pro Team0:00:29 
5Lampre - ISD0:00:52 
6Orica GreenEdge0:00:55 
7Movistar Team0:01:05 
8Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:07 
10FDJ-Big Mat0:01:49 
11AG2R La Mondiale0:01:59 
12Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:02:16 
13Katusha Team0:04:49 
14Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:05:57 
15Garmin - Sharp0:06:47 
16Lotto Belisol Team0:07:36 
17Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank0:08:06 
18Sky Procycling0:10:43 
19Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:17:18 
General classification after stage 3
1Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep9:35:52 
2Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:40 
3Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Sharp0:00:50 
4Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:00:52 
5Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
6Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:56 
7Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
8Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank  
9Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team0:01:00 
10Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
11Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
12Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
13Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
14Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
15Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:05 
16Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:06 
17Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:01:09 
18Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
19Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:16 
20Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan0:01:25 
21Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Sharp0:01:30 
22Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan0:02:12 
23José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:28 
24Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:03:06 
25Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:03:14 
26Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:03:15 
27Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan0:03:24 
28Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:03:31 
29Allan Davis (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:03:32 
30Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat0:03:42 
31Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:43 
32Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:45 
33Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
34Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:03:49 
35Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team0:04:02 
36Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team0:04:25 
37Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:04:31 
38Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team0:04:34 
39Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team  
40Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
41Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:04:36 
42Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:01 
43Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
44David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank0:05:25 
45Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha Team0:05:37 
46Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:05:38 
47Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling0:05:45 
48Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank0:07:21 
49Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:07:30 
50Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:08:52 
51Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:09:30 
52Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:09:35 
53Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:09:44 
54Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:09:57 
55Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:10:18 
56Javier Iriarte (Spa) Movistar Team0:10:44 
57Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:11:20 
58Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:11:38 
59Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:11:40 
60Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Sharp  
61Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:12:33 
62Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan0:13:25 
63Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:13:26 
64Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank0:13:34 
65Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan  
66Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:13:35 
67Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:14:19 
68Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team  
69Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
70Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:14:25 
71Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat0:14:42 
72Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:14:51 
73Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan0:15:08 
74Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:09 
75George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan0:15:59 
76Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:16:32 
77Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team0:17:19 
78Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:17:32 
79Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Katusha Team  
80Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:17:41 
81Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
82Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
83Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
84Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:17:50 
85Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank  
86Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp0:18:58 
87Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:19:33 
88Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team0:19:36 
89Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:19:52 
90Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
91Aaron Kemps (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
92Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
93Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Sharp  
94Clinton Robert Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
95Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Lotto Belisol Team0:20:01 
96Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
97Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
98Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Sharp0:20:26 
99Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
100Kenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:20:58 
101Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:21:48 
102Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team  
103Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank  
104Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team  
105Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
106Timofey Kritskiy (Rus) Katusha Team  
107Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
108Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha Team  
109Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team0:21:57 
110Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling  
111Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
112Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:22:09 
113Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling  
114Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
115Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:22:33 
116Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:22:45 
117Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:23:21 
118Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling0:24:24 
119Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team  
120Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:24:33 
121Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
122Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
123Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Sharp0:25:08 
124Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank0:25:34 
125Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:25:57 
126Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:26:01 
127Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:26:07 
128Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
129Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:26:16 
130Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
131Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:27:39 
132Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:29:15 
133Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:30:12 
134Marco Bandiera (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:30:59 
135Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan0:31:55 
136Kun Jiang (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:32:49 
137Biao Liu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:33:52 
Points classification
1Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team29pts
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling26 
3Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Sharp24 
4Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale24 
5Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale22 
6Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team19 
7Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat18 
8Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep16 
9Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale15 
10Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team15 
11Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quickstep14 
12Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team13 
13Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team12 
14Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team12 
15Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team11 
16Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale11 
17Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team11 
18Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank10 
19Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team10 
20Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team9 
21Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team8 
22Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD7 
23Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp7 
24Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD6 
25Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team6 
26Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team5 
27Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan5 
28Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team5 
29Marco Bandiera (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep5 
30Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Sharp4 
31Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team4 
32Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
33Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3 
34David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank3 
35Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Katusha Team3 
36Kun Jiang (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team3 
37Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team2 
38Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team2 
39Allan Davis (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team2 
40Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha Team2 
41José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team1 
42Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team1 
43Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
44Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
45Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD1 
46Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Sharp1 
Mountains classification
1Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Sharp26pts
2Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team17 
3Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep14 
4Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team11 
5Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale9 
6Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team8 
7Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team8 
8Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team8 
9Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team6 
10Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team5 
11Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale5 
12Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi4 
13Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3 
14Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat3 
15Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling2 
16Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank2 
17Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Sharp2 
18Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
19Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Sharp2 
20Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
21Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan1 
Young riders classification
1Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank9:36:48 
2Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:00:04 
3Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:09 
4Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:13 
5Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:02:35 
6Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:02:53 
7Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:03:35 
8Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:05 
9Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling0:04:49 
10Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:09:22 
11Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan0:12:29 
12Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:12:30 
13Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:12:39 
14Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan0:14:12 
15George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan0:15:03 
16Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Katusha Team0:16:36 
17Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:16:45 
18Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:18:37 
19Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team0:18:40 
20Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:18:56 
21Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:19:30 
22Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:20:52 
23Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team  
24Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha Team  
25Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling0:21:01 
26Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp0:21:13 
27Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling  
28Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:21:49 
29Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:25:01 
30Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:25:05 
31Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:25:20 
32Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
33Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:26:43 
34Biao Liu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:32:56 
Teams classification
2Astana Pro Team0:00:25 
3Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:27 
4Movistar Team0:01:05 
6AG2R La Mondiale0:01:55 
7BMC Racing Team0:02:12 
8Orica GreenEdge0:03:04 
9Rabobank Cycling Team0:04:49 
10Lampre - ISD0:05:12 
11Garmin - Sharp0:06:43 
12Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank0:08:08 
13Katusha Team0:09:01 
14FDJ-Big Mat0:09:38 
15Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:15:13 
16Lotto Belisol Team0:15:52 
17Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:16:54 
18Sky Procycling0:19:08 
19Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:24:44 

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