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October 9-13, 2012

October 12, Stage 4: Yan Qing Gui Chuan Square - Chang Ping Stadium 165.5km

Tour of Beijing stage 4: Haller takes surprise win

By:
Barry Ryan
Published:
October 12, 2012, 10:06 BST,
Updated:
October 12, 2012, 15:45 BST

Katusha neo-pro fastest in bunch sprint

Marco Haller (Katusha Team) on the podium

Marco Haller (Katusha Team) on the podium

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Marco Haller (Katusha Team) took his first professional victory with an assured sprint in Changping at the end of stage four of the Tour of Beijing. The Austrian youngster out-paced Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-ISD) and Elia Viviani (Liquigas-Cannondale) in a bunch finish, while Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) retained his leader’s jersey with one day to go.

After a scenic afternoon of racing in the Jundu Mountains, the long descent from the ruins of the Great Wall down into Chanping set the stage for the inevitable bunch finish. The battle that ensued turned out to be a generational one, as the 21-year-old Haller impetuously claimed the scalp of the veteran Petacchi in the finishing straight.

17 years and 175 victories separate the two riders, but in the broad, boulevard finish in Changping, it was the young Haller who showed the greater sangfroid. While most of Petacchi’s sprint wins have come in progessione – from distance – the man from La Spezia was perhaps too eager here, hitting the front from all of 300 metres, and fading within sight of the line.

By contrast, Haller demonstrated a kind of patience not readily associated with such tender years, as he sat intently on Petacchi’s rear wheel, and then accelerated past him inside the final 100 metres. Another young gunslinger, Elia Viviani (Liquigas-Cannondale), was unable to get on terms and finished third, just ahead of Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank).

“I didn’t expect to win against guys like Petacchi, Viviani and Edvald Boasson Hagen, but I wasn’t afraid of them either,” Haller said.

“It was a very chaotic final kilometre, but I had some strong guys around me who managed to move me up in the finishing straight. Petacchi started his sprint early and I just came onto his wheel and when I was there, I had no big troubles to pass him. It was a great feeling to cross the line in front.”

Before re-signing for Lampre recently, Petacchi had been pondering taking on the role of lead-out man for Mark Cavendish, and the Italian was disappointed to have inadvertently provided that service for Haller. In spite of his 38 years, Petacchi was perhaps not immune to an error of youth – with just three wins to his name in 2012, he admitted that he was simply too keen in the finale. “I was feeling good, so I went from 300 metres, but that was too early,” Petacchi said wistfully. “Maybe I wanted the win too much.”

After coasting over the day’s three categorised climbs near the front of the main field, Haller was imbued with a confidence he had not felt throughout a debut campaign in which his best previous result had been third place in a stage of the Tour du Poitou-Charentes.

“I was feeling very good, I had absolutely no problems on the climbs,” he explained. “I was always in the first twenty guys, so I told my teammates over the radio that I wanted to be the guy in the sprint,” he said. “And it was the right decision.”

In the race for the general classification, Tony Martin continues to hold the red jersey, 40 seconds ahead of Francesco Gavazzi (Astana) and 50 seconds ahead of Dan Martin (Garmin-Sharp), with just one day of racing to come.

Roy of the Rovers

While the long descent from Xie Zi Shi into Changping meant that a sprint finish was always the likely outcome, five early escapees were willing to try and defy the odds: Jéremy Roy (FDJ-BigMat), Alex Dowsett (Team Sky), Alex Howes (Garmin-Sharp, Timofey Kritskiy (Katusha) and Mitchell Docker (Orica-GreenEdge).

The quintet forged a decent alliance early on, and Howes – who struggled with illness on his arrival to China and had been a doubtful starter – contributed with particular generosity to their efforts. At the midway point, the break had a lead of four minutes, but their unity would begin to crack in the final 50 kilometres, as they hit the day’s three categorised climbs.

Nearing the summit of the third and final climb, with 33km still to race, Roy bade his breakaway companions adieu and then channelled his inner Paolo Savoldelli as he hurled himself down the descent. “Roy had been the strongest on all of the climbs, and when he attack, nobody even tried to follow,” Dowsett explained afterwards. “I thought he might go all the way.”

With a lead of 2:51 over the peloton at the summit of the climb, an ascent that saw Andy Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan) dropped as he continues his comeback from a fractured pelvis, Roy just about had a fighting chance of retaining his lead to the finish, although RadioShack-Nissan, Omega Pharma-QuickStep and Liquigas-Cannondale were beginning to organise the chase.

“Not everyone was riding at 100% and I could see the peloton was coming back, so I decided to attack,” said Roy. “I would have preferred another rider to come with me, but I still had a go. You never know when there’s a descent to the finish, but it wasn’t really technical enough to slow down the peloton.” Although Roy still had 1:30 in hand with 15km to go, he was beginning to flag as he battled to keep the gear turning, while Lampe-ISD had added their muscle to the chase behind.

Roy’s effort was eventually snuffed out five kilometres from home, and the scene was set for Haller’s surprise win. At 21 years of age, the Austrian is something of an unknown quantity, but explained that in the long-term, he hoped his ambitions would lie beyond bunch sprinting.

“I’m quite a fast guy, but not super fast. I prefer the Classics actually,” Haller said, before adding: “But a Classics guy has to be fast too.”

Full Results
1 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team 3:35:39  
2 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
3 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
4 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank    
5 Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan    
6 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
7 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
8 Allan Davis (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team    
9 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
10 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat    
11 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
12 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
13 Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
14 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
15 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
16 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
17 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
18 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team    
19 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team    
20 Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Katusha Team    
21 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
22 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
23 Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
24 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
25 Clinton Robert Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
26 Aaron Kemps (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
27 Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team    
28 Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
29 Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank    
30 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Sharp    
31 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
32 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
33 Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
34 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
35 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team    
36 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
37 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha Team    
38 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
39 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Sharp    
40 Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank    
41 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
42 Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team    
43 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
44 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
45 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
46 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
47 Javier Iriarte (Spa) Movistar Team    
48 Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
49 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team    
50 Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
51 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
52 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp    
53 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
54 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
55 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Sharp    
56 Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Lotto Belisol Team    
57 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
58 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat    
59 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
60 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
61 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
62 Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan    
63 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
64 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
65 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
66 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
67 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
68 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team    
69 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
70 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team    
71 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Sharp    
72 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team    
73 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team    
74 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
75 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team    
76 Timofey Kritskiy (Rus) Katusha Team    
77 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
78 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
79 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha Team    
80 Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
81 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan    
82 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan    
82 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
84 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
85 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team    
86 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Sharp    
87 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team    
88 Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
89 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
90 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling    
91 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling    
92 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
93 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
94 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team    
95 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
96 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
97 Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
98 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank    
99 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team    
100 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling    
101 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team    
102 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Sharp    
103 Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan    
104 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team    
105 Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
106 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team    
107 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
108 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank    
109 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
110 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
111 Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:16  
112 Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
113 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:00:19  
114 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:21  
115 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
116 Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
117 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team    
118 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team    
119 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:00:24  
120 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:00:29  
121 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
122 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:52  
123 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team    
124 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:00  
125 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD    
126 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
127 David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 0:01:19  
128 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank    
129 Kun Jiang (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:01:46  
130 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:02:24  
131 Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team 0:02:35  
132 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:03:30  
133 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp 0:04:04  
134 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 0:04:22  
135 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
136 Biao Liu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:05:32  
137 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan 0:17:03  
Points
1 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team 15 pts
2 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 14  
3 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 13  
4 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 12  
5 Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan 11  
6 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 10  
7 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 9  
8 Allan Davis (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 8  
9 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 7  
10 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat 6  
11 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 5  
12 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 4  
13 Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 3  
14 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 2  
15 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 1  
Sprint 1 - Liu Bin Pu, 24km
1 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 5 pts
2 Timofey Kritskiy (Rus) Katusha Team 3  
3 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp 2  
4 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 1  
Sprint 2 - Yong Ning, 107.5km
1 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp 5 pts
2 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 3  
3 Timofey Kritskiy (Rus) Katusha Team 2  
4 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 1  
Mountain 1 - Summit 1 (Cat. 3) 113km
1 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 5 pts
2 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp 3  
3 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling 2  
4 Timofey Kritskiy (Rus) Katusha Team 1  
Mountain 2 - Summit 2 (Cat. 3) 130.5km
1 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 5 pts
2 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 3  
3 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling 2  
4 Timofey Kritskiy (Rus) Katusha Team 1  
Mountain 3 - Xie Zi Shi KOM (Cat. 3) 134km
1 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 5 pts
2 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling 3  
3 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp 2  
4 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 1  
Young riders
1 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team 3:35:39  
2 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
3 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
4 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
5 Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
6 Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Katusha Team    
7 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
8 Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank    
9 Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
10 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha Team    
11 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
12 Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team    
13 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
14 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
15 Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
16 Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
17 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
18 Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan    
19 Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
20 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan    
21 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team    
22 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling    
23 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
24 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team    
25 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling    
26 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
27 Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:16  
28 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:00:19  
29 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:00:24  
30 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:52  
31 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:00  
32 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:02:24  
33 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp 0:04:04  
34 Biao Liu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:05:32  
Teams
1 AG2R La Mondiale 10:46:57  
2 Katusha Team    
3 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
4 Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
5 Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank    
6 Euskaltel - Euskadi    
7 Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
8 Astana Pro Team    
9 Orica GreenEdge    
10 BMC Racing Team    
11 Lotto Belisol Team    
12 FDJ-Big Mat    
13 Liquigas-Cannondale    
14 Movistar Team    
15 RadioShack-Nissan    
16 Rabobank Cycling Team    
17 Garmin - Sharp    
18 Lampre - ISD    
19 Sky Procycling    
General classification after stage 4
1 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 13:11:31  
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 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
13 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team    
14 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
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 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:28  
23 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:03:06  
24 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:03:14  
25 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team 0:03:15  
26 Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan 0:03:24  
27 Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:03:31  
28 Allan Davis (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:03:32  
29 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat 0:03:42  
30 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:03:43  
31 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 0:03:45  
32 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
33 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:03:49  
34 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team 0:04:02  
35 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:04:25  
36 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:04:31  
37 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:04:34  
38 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team    
39 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team    
40 Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:04:36  
41 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:05:01  
42 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
43 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:05:37  
44 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:05:38  
45 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling 0:05:45  
46 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 0:06:34  
47 David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 0:06:44  
48 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:07:30  
49 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 0:08:40  
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 Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 0:13:34  
64 Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan    
65 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:13:35  
66 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:14:18  
67 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:14:19  
68 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:14:40  
69 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat 0:14:42  
70 Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:14:46  
71 Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:14:51  
72 Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 0:15:08  
73 Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:15:09  
74 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan 0:15:59  
75 Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:16:32  
76 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:17:19  
77 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:17:26  
78 Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Katusha Team 0:17:32  
79 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:17:41  
80 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
81 Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
82 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:17:44  
83 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:17:50  
84 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank    
85 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:18:02  
86 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp 0:18:58  
87 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team 0:19:26  
88 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:19:52  
89 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
90 Aaron Kemps (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
91 Clinton Robert Avery (NZl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
92 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Sharp    
93 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team    
94 Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Lotto Belisol Team 0:20:01  
95 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
96 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Sharp 0:20:26  
97 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:20:33  
98 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:20:45  
99 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:20:58  
100 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:21:01  
101 Timofey Kritskiy (Rus) Katusha Team 0:21:45  
102 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:21:48  
103 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team    
104 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank    
105 Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team    
106 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha Team    
107 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
108 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:21:57  
109 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling    
110 Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:22:04  
111 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:22:09  
112 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:22:33  
113 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:22:45  
114 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD 0:22:57  
115 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:23:25  
116 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:23:42  
117 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:24:24  
118 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:24:33  
119 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
120 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:24:54  
121 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Sharp 0:25:08  
122 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 0:25:34  
123 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:25:53  
124 Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:26:01  
125 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:26:07  
126 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
127 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp 0:26:09  
128 Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:26:32  
129 Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team 0:26:59  
130 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:27:39  
131 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:28:40  
132 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:29:44  
133 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:30:41  
134 Kun Jiang (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:34:35  
135 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:35:21  
136 Biao Liu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:39:24  
137 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan 0:48:58  
Points classification
1 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 33 pts
2 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 29  
3 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 28  
4 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Sharp 24  
5 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 24  
6 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 22  
7 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 21  
8 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 19  
9 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 18  
10 Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 17  
11 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 16  
12 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 16  
13 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team 15  
14 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 15  
15 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 15  
16 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 13  
17 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 12  
18 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 12  
19 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 11  
20 Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 11  
21 Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan 11  
22 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team 11  
23 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 11  
24 Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 10  
25 Allan Davis (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 10  
26 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 10  
27 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 10  
28 Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team 9  
29 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team 8  
30 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 8  
31 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp 7  
32 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp 7  
33 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD 6  
34 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat 6  
35 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 5  
36 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 5  
37 Timofey Kritskiy (Rus) Katusha Team 5  
38 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 5  
39 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Sharp 4  
40 Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 4  
41 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 4  
42 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3  
43 David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 3  
44 Alexey Tsatevich (Rus) Katusha Team 3  
45 Kun Jiang (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 3  
46 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 2  
47 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 2  
48 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha Team 2  
49 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 2  
50 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 2  
51 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team 1  
52 Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 1  
53 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1  
54 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1  
55 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 1  
56 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 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 15  
4 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 14  
5 Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 11  
6 Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 9  
7 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 8  
8 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 8  
9 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 8  
10 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling 7  
11 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 6  
12 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 5  
13 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 5  
14 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp 5  
15 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 4  
16 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 4  
17 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3  
18 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 3  
19 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 2  
20 Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 2  
21 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Sharp 2  
22 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
23 Timofey Kritskiy (Rus) Katusha Team 2  
24 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Sharp 2  
25 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1  
26 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 1  
Young riders classification
1 Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 13:12:27  
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 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:12:39  
13 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:13:22  
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 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team 0:18:30  
19 Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:18:56  
20 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:19:37  
21 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:19:49  
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 Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:21:37  
27 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:21:49  
28 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:24:57  
29 Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:25:05  
30 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp 0:25:13  
31 Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:25:36  
32 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:26:43  
33 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:27:44  
34 Biao Liu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:38:28  
Teams classification
1 Liquigas-Cannondale 39:39:51  
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