Albasini wins in Swansea

HTC-Columbia rider takes overall lead in the rain

The fine weather of stage two changed back to rain for stage three of the Tour of Britain as it headed on its 93 mile journey Newtown to Swansea. The change in weather was echoed by a change in the yellow jersey when Michael Albasini of HTC-Columbia took the stage and with it the overall race lead from Greg Henderson of Sky Pro Cycling Team.

After a leg-sapping stage yesterday that clearly caught a lot of riders out, there was no chance of soft pedalling through the Brecon Beacons of Wales. The route climbed from the start and by the time the race de-neutralised most club riders would have already been dropped. After five miles of climbing the first King of the Mountains prime was won by Wouter Poels. A day full of attacking riding had already started with one rider after another riding off the front in the wind and rain. However, it wasn't until after Builth Wells, at 31 miles that the first group managed to escape.

The riders in the break posed no seeming threat to the general classification chances of Sky so they were allowed to get away and built up a lead of over four minutes.

The nine riders who escaped the main field were Ian Bibby (Motorpoint - Marshalls Pasta), Evan Oliphant (Endura Racing), Stijn Neirynck (Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator), Albert Timmer (Skil - Shimano), Simon Richardson (Sigma Sport - Specialized), Mark McNally (An Post - Sean Kelly), Elia Favilli (ISD - Neri Giambenini), Cameron Meyer (Garmin - Transitions) and Pim Lighart (Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team).

Over the top of Black Mountain, the big climb of the day there was one lone leader, Cameron Meyer of Garmin-Transitions but he was chased by a group of eight including Albasini. The treacherous descent of Black Mountain (where visibility was down to twenty feet) brought down Darren Lapthorne of Rapha Condor Sharp, who suffered a broken collar bone and was immediately taken away in an ambulance and out of the race.

The frenetic period of activity after the Black Mountain saw Albasini fighting to maintain a Yellow Jersey winning advantage in pursuit of Meyer. He was chased by a group that included Henderson and a number of Sky Riders. Rapha Condor Sharp were represented by House and Dempster whilst Dan Craven, holding 10th place on GC overnight tried to fight his way back on.

Meyer was eventually caught by the eight chasers on the run in to Swansea, and as the bunch passed the finish line it was nine leaders who would tackle the climb of Constitution Hill together. The first to the bottom of this legendary cobbled climb was Albasini, and he held the lead to the top and took the win and yellow jersey in front of rain soaked crowd in Swansea.

At post race press conference the 29-year-old Albasini said, "Our tactics today were to make the race hard and fast so that we can something on the long climb (Black Mountain) so for 50km there was attacking and attacking. My team made a good pace and together with Vaconsoleil we rode really hard on the climb.

"Downhill it wad really wet and fast. Tony Martin and I rode full gas and then someone made a small gap and we went away and we chased the leading group, but no one was coming from behind and we tried to go to the finish even though it was a long way.

"Tony did a really big job for me, as it was just me and him, but it was a really hard 40km. In the last 10km I only did two lead outs and the rest of the time Tony did all the pulling, so I could be rested for the climb of the cobbled hill."

Asked if he could keep the yellow jersey the Swiss rider laughed and said, "Yes, of course. It's a big call to bring the jersey to London but as you saw today we are a really strong team and we are always attacking."

So, who did the popular Albasini think was his biggest rival for the yellow jersey? "I think it is Richie Porte. He is in good shape but I think with my team we can bring the jersey to London."

Porte will certainly be one to watch as he already holds both the King of the Mountains jersey and the Sprints jersey, so he might want to add the yellow to his collection.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia3:40:37 
2Ian Bibby (GBr) Motorpoint - Marshalls Pasta0:00:08 
3Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
4Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:00:21 
5Mark Mcnally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly0:00:28 
6Simon Richardson (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized0:00:31 
7Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:01:15 
8Jack Bauer (NZl) Endura Racing0:01:16 
9Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:01:18 
10Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:01:24 
11Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
12Pim Lighart (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:01:27 
13Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
14Zak Dempster (Aus) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:01:34 
15Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
16Iker Camano (Spa) Endura Racing  
17Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:37 
18Jaroslav Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank  
19Liam Holohan (GBr) Team Raleigh0:01:39 
20Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) ISD - Neri Giambenini0:01:48 
21Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
22Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita) ISD - Neri Giambenini  
23Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
24Travis Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
25Patrick Sinkewitz (Ger) ISD - Neri Giambenini0:01:51 
26Robert Partridge (GBr) Endura Racing  
27Michael Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
28Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:01:56 
29Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:02:07 
30Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia  
31Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
32Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:02:10 
33Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:02:31 
34Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:02:35 
35Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) Motorpoint-Marshalls Pasta  
36Andrew Tennant (GBr) Motorpoint - Marshalls Pasta0:02:40 
37Dan Craven (Nam) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:02:45 
38Matt Brammeier (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
39Sean Downey (Irl) Irish National Team0:02:47 
40Dale Appleby (GBr) Team Raleigh0:02:50 
41Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
42Gianlucia Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:02:54 
43Philip Lavery (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
44James Sampson (GBr) Motorpoint - Marshalls Pasta  
45Alexandre Blain (Fra) Endura Racing  
46Lucas Sebastien Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:02:58 
47Tom Murray (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized0:03:08 
48André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:03:11 
49Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
50Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:03:19 
51Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:03:31 
52Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
53Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) ISD - Neri Giambenini0:03:34 
54Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:03:36 
55Tom Barras (GBr) Team Raleigh0:04:35 
56Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen  
57Matt Stephens (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized  
58Evan Oliphant (GBr) Endura Racing  
59James Moss (GBr) Endura Racing0:04:59 
60Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
61Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
62Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
63Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:05:25 
64Ben Greenwood (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp  
65Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
66Ronan Mclaughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
67Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil - Shimano0:05:38 
68Elia Favilli (Ita) ISD - Neri Giambenini0:06:31 
69Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team0:07:41 
70Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
71Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:08:17 
72Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:09:42 
73Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team0:10:43 
74Robbie Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions0:10:51 
75Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
76Dan Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions0:11:50 
77Thomas Martin (Irl) Irish National Team0:13:00 
78Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
79Martyn Irvine (Irl) Irish National Team  
80Peter Williams (GBr) Motorpoint - Marshalls Pasta  
81Davide Riccibitti (Ita) ISD - Neri Giambenini  
82Wouter Sybrandy (Ned) Sigma Sport - Specialized  
83Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
84Dan Fleeman (GBr) Team Raleigh  
85Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof  
86Stephen Gallagher (Irl) Sigma Sport-Specialized  
87Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
88Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
89Edward Clancy (GBr) Motorpoint - Marshalls Pasta0:14:30 
90Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
91Richard Handley (GBr) Team Raleigh  
92Kit Gilham (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized  
93Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
94Peter Smith (Aus) Team Raleigh  
95Adam Armstrong (Irl) Irish National Team  
96Conor Murphy (Irl) Irish National Team  
97Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly0:23:30 
98Stephen Barrett (Irl) Irish National Team  
DNSManuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
DNFDarren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor - Sharp  
Sprint 1 - Llandrindod Wells
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team5 pts
2Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team3 
3Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia2 
4Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team1 
Sprint 2 - Llangadog
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pim Lighart (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team5 pts
2Mark Mcnally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly3 
3Evan Oliphant (GBr) Endura Racing2 
4Simon Richardson (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized1 
Sprint 3 - Gwaun Cae Gurwen
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions5 pts
2Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia3 
3Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia2 
4Pim Lighart (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1 
KOM 1 - Gwynant (Cat 3)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team4 pts
2Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team3 
3Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team2 
4Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank1 
KOM 2 - Black Mountain (Cat 1)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions10 pts
2Pim Lighart (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team8 
3Ian Bibby (GBr) Motorpoint - Marshalls Pasta6 
4Simon Richardson (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized5 
5Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator4 
6Mark Mcnally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly3 
7Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano2 
8Elia Favilli (Ita) ISD - Neri Giambenini1 
KOM - Constitution Hill (Cat 1)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia10 pts
2Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator8 
3Ian Bibby (GBr) Motorpoint - Marshalls Pasta6 
4Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions5 
5Simon Richardson (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized4 
6Mark Mcnally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly3 
7Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia2 
8Pim Lighart (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team HTC-Columbia11:05:16 
2Topsport Vlaanderen0:00:27 
4Vacansoleil Pro Cycling0:00:50 
5Endura Racing0:01:16 
6Motorpoint-Marshalls Pasta0:01:58 
7Team Saxo Bank0:02:02 
8ISD-Neri Giambenini  
9AN Post Sean Kelly0:02:42 
11Sky Pro Cycling Team  
12Colnago-CSF Inox0:03:13 
13Sigma Sport-Specialized0:04:49 
14Team Raleigh0:05:39 
16Cervelo Test Team0:14:40 
17Ireland National Team0:25:22 
General classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia10:57:01 
2Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:01:26 
3Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:01:28 
4Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:01:41 
5Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:01:46 
6Michael Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:02:08 
7Patrick Sinkewitz (Ger) ISD - Neri Giambenini  
8Travis Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:02:10 
9Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
10Robert Partridge (GBr) Endura Racing0:02:13 
11Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:02:47 
12Dan Craven (Nam) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:03:07 
13Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:05:18 
14Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:06:34 
15Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:09:52 
16Ian Bibby (GBr) Motorpoint - Marshalls Pasta0:11:01 
17Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:11:03 
18Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:11:26 
19Simon Richardson (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized0:11:30 
20Mark Mcnally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly0:11:34 
21Pim Lighart (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:12:23 
22Jack Bauer (NZl) Endura Racing  
23Iker Camano (Spa) Endura Racing0:12:33 
24Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:12:36 
25Zak Dempster (Aus) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:12:39 
26Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:12:40 
27Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
28Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:12:42 
29Jaroslav Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank0:12:45 
30Liam Holohan (GBr) Team Raleigh0:12:47 
31Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita) ISD - Neri Giambenini0:12:53 
32Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) ISD - Neri Giambenini0:12:56 
33Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:13:04 
34Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:13:06 
35Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:13:09 
36Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia0:13:15 
37Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
38Andrew Tennant (GBr) Motorpoint - Marshalls Pasta0:13:36 
39Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:13:40 
40Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) Motorpoint-Marshalls Pasta0:13:43 
41Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:13:49 
42Dale Appleby (GBr) Team Raleigh  
43Philip Lavery (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly0:13:53 
44Alexandre Blain (Fra) Endura Racing  
45Matt Brammeier (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
46Sean Downey (Irl) Irish National Team0:13:55 
47James Sampson (GBr) Motorpoint - Marshalls Pasta0:14:02 
48André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:14:04 
49Lucas Sebastien Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:14:06 
50Tom Murray (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized0:14:16 
51Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:14:27 
52Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) ISD - Neri Giambenini0:14:33 
53Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:14:39 
54Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
55Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:14:44 
56Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen0:15:31 
57Matt Stephens (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized0:15:34 
58Tom Barras (GBr) Team Raleigh  
59Evan Oliphant (GBr) Endura Racing0:15:42 
60James Moss (GBr) Endura Racing0:16:07 
61Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
62Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
63Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:16:20 
64Ronan Mclaughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly0:16:24 
65Gianlucia Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:16:33 
66Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
67Ben Greenwood (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp  
68Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil - Shimano0:16:46 
69Elia Favilli (Ita) ISD - Neri Giambenini0:17:39 
70Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:18:45 
71Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team0:18:49 
72Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:19:25 
73Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:21:59 
74Robbie Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions  
75Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team0:22:49 
76Dan Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions0:22:58 
77Davide Riccibitti (Ita) ISD - Neri Giambenini0:23:59 
78Dan Fleeman (GBr) Team Raleigh  
79Stephen Gallagher (Irl) Sigma Sport-Specialized  
80Wouter Sybrandy (Ned) Sigma Sport - Specialized  
81Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:24:05 
82Martyn Irvine (Irl) Irish National Team0:24:08 
83Peter Williams (GBr) Motorpoint - Marshalls Pasta  
84Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
85Thomas Martin (Irl) Irish National Team  
86Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:24:28 
87Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly0:24:33 
88Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof0:24:35 
89Edward Clancy (GBr) Motorpoint - Marshalls Pasta0:25:35 
90Adam Armstrong (Irl) Irish National Team0:25:38 
91Conor Murphy (Irl) Irish National Team  
92Richard Handley (GBr) Team Raleigh  
93Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:25:53 
94Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:26:17 
95Kit Gilham (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized0:29:11 
96Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly0:34:53 
97Peter Smith (Aus) Team Raleigh0:36:00 
98Stephen Barrett (Irl) Irish National Team0:47:06 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team31 pts
2Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia30 
3André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia15 
4Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team14 
5Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team14 
6Ian Bibby (GBr) Motorpoint - Marshalls Pasta14 
7Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank13 
8Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team13 
9Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator13 
10Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano12 
11Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions12 
12Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank12 
13Patrick Sinkewitz (Ger) ISD - Neri Giambenini11 
14Mark Mcnally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly11 
15Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team11 
16Travis Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions10 
17Simon Richardson (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized10 
18Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil - Shimano10 
19Michael Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team9 
20Gianlucia Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox9 
21Jack Bauer (NZl) Endura Racing8 
22Edward Clancy (GBr) Motorpoint - Marshalls Pasta8 
23Zak Dempster (Aus) Rapha Condor - Sharp7 
24Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team7 
25Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia7 
26Dan Craven (Nam) Rapha Condor - Sharp6 
27Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen6 
28Robert Partridge (GBr) Endura Racing5 
29Pim Lighart (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team4 
30Andrew Tennant (GBr) Motorpoint - Marshalls Pasta4 
31Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions3 
32Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita) ISD - Neri Giambenini3 
33Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team2 
34Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team1 
35Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator1 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank15 pts
2Michael Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team8 
3Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team8 
4Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano8 
5Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team7 
6Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team6 
7Pim Lighart (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team6 
8Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team6 
9Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia6 
10Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions5 
11Patrick Sinkewitz (Ger) ISD - Neri Giambenini4 
12Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team3 
13Mark Mcnally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly3 
14André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia3 
15Jack Bauer (NZl) Endura Racing2 
16Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia2 
17Evan Oliphant (GBr) Endura Racing2 
18Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team2 
19Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1 
20Simon Richardson (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized1 
21Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank36 pts
2Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team26 
3Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team20 
4Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia15 
5Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions15 
6Ian Bibby (GBr) Motorpoint - Marshalls Pasta12 
7Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator12 
8Pim Lighart (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team10 
9Jack Bauer (NZl) Endura Racing10 
10Dan Craven (Nam) Rapha Condor - Sharp9 
11Simon Richardson (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized9 
12Patrick Sinkewitz (Ger) ISD - Neri Giambenini8 
13Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano7 
14Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team7 
15Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions6 
16Mark Mcnally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly6 
17Michael Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team5 
18Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team5 
19Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team4 
20Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team3 
21Gianlucia Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox3 
22Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team3 
23Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia2 
24Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano2 
25Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team1 
26Travis Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions1 
27Elia Favilli (Ita) ISD - Neri Giambenini1 
28Kit Gilham (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized1 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vacansoleil Pro Cycling32:56:21 
2Sky Pro Cycling Team0:05:03 
4Team HTC-Columbia0:20:30 
5Endura Racing0:21:43 
6ISD-Neri Giambenini0:22:23 
7Team Saxo Bank0:22:44 
10Topsport Vlaanderen0:31:28 
11Motorpoint-Marshalls Pasta0:33:05 
12AN Post Sean Kelly0:33:55 
13Colnago-CSF Inox0:34:29 
14Cervelo Test Team0:35:10 
15Sigma Sport-Specialized0:35:53 
16Team Raleigh0:36:43 
17Ireland National Team0:56:53 


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