Vacansoleil goes one-two

Albasini continues as race leader

Stage four was billed as the queen stage of this year's Tour of Britain, and it lived up that title as Wout Poels of Vacansoleil finished five seconds clear of his teammate Borut Bozic to take the stage in the seaside town of Teignmouth, in Devon. He left a shattered field behind him. In fact, the course, which took in three first category climbs, proved so hard that a large part of the field was set to finish outside the time limit and faced elimination. However, for those who did miss the cut-off it was "overlooked".

"Today was a super day for the team," said stage winner Poels.

The day was catastrophic in terms of the minor placings, but did nothing to change the main contenders with Michael Albasini of HTC-Columbia holding on to the yellow jersey and increasing his time over the second place by rider by two seconds to give him a 1:28 advantage. What did change, though was the second place rider, with Greg Henderson (Team Sky) slipping to third and Richie Porte (Saxo Bank) jumping one place to be second overall.

Although the Vacansoleil rider Pouls won the stage after escaping from a small group towards the end of the 106-mile stage, it was the Irish rider Dan Martin (Garmin-Transitions) who added the dynamite to today's stage, attacking early on with Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil) and staying at the front of the race for most of the day.

"We decided as a team to make the race hard (today) because we knew Columbia sent a very strong team, but we also know that (Mark) Renshaw and (Andre) Greipel are not the riders who can close gaps in the mountains," said Hoogerland.

Once Martin had gone away, Matthew Hayman of Sky left a trio that was trying to bridge the gap and got across on his own and this group was later joined by another group of chasers to swell the numbers.

"I had fun out there and it was unbelievable the number of people by the side of the road which was fantastic to see," said Martin. "Those roads today are lot easier when you're racing them, but the way I raced them, it was really hard. Some of those roads are bit dangerous and so you have to think what if there's a crash. It is, though, beautiful countryside that we have here and it was an epic day."

"Everyone was pulling in the three-up break I was in, but I think we were all really tired at the end, but everyone was committed and it was a good little group. I think it shows the strength in depth of the peloton here," said Martin. "That was a world class breakaway and it has been a really hard week. The way the race is structured it is hard all day. In Europe, it is hard for the first hour, and then it gets faster and faster and the last hour is really hard where as the racing here is a wearing down process."

Chasing hard across rainy and mist covered Somerset, which is beautiful when you can see it, was a group of about 30 with HTC-Columbia and particularly Tony Martin again doing much of the work in the yellow jersey group, although those riders were slowed by a series of punctures. The leading group had an advantage of up to four minutes, but with the final categorised climb of the day approaching, the lead shrunk to under two minutes.

As the riders crested the final King of the Mountain climb just outside Sidmouth, there were exactly 30 miles to the finish. With 20 miles to go, Hoogerland was the leader on the road, but as the chase picked up pace, he lost his virtual jersey, although he did move up from tenth to fifth place overall.

The lead group stayed clear despite the collected efforts of HTC-Columbia and Saxo Bank, although it fragmented in the final few miles and the treacherous descent into the finish which saw Poels of the Netherlands take the win by five seconds.

"In the beginning we did a lot on the first climb trying to drop a lot of guys and then Johnny attacked and I thought he had a good chance to win," said Poels, "but Columbia started riding with Saxo Bank and then there was a chance for me to win the stage. At first I attacked with 8km to go, but they caught me and I had a bit of recuperation and then I attacked again at 4km to go on the little hill and then (laughing), they didn't see me anymore!"

The daily combativity award went to a Dan Martin, with Porte losing the King of the Mountains jersey to Hoogerland but keeping the sprint classification jersey.

"I'll be pretty peeved if I don't get the aggressive award!" said Martin before the award was announced. "Every time I went, there was a GC guy there and I was trying to get them to sit up and go back, but Hoogerland wouldn't because he was sure Columbia was going to blow up. Even when I went solo, they still chased me down."

"I think it's going to be difficult for us to control the race, but, we are not sitting in the peloton, we are still fighting," said Hoogerland of the upcoming stages.

Martin also noted the effect of small teams on the race. "It can make it a bit negative and if teams get in a breakaway, the race just shuts down. I think if there were eight-man teams, it would be a totally different race but that would change the character of the race and you don't want to change that."

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team4:30:35 
2Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:05 
3Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
4Jack Bauer (NZl) Endura Racing  
5Patrick Sinkewitz (Ger) ISD - Neri Giambenini  
6Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
7Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia  
8Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
9Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:11 
10Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:15 
11Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
12Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:18 
13Andrew Tennant (GBr) Motorpoint - Marshalls Pasta  
14Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) Motorpoint-Marshalls Pasta  
15Ian Bibby (GBr) Motorpoint - Marshalls Pasta0:00:20 
16Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita) ISD - Neri Giambenini  
17Simon Richardson (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized0:00:22 
18Robert Partridge (GBr) Endura Racing0:00:24 
19Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:00:25 
20Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
21Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:00:27 
22Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:00:32 
23Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:34 
24Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
25Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team0:00:41 
26Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof0:00:55 
27Philip Lavery (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly0:01:02 
28Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
29Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:01:54 
30Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) ISD - Neri Giambenini0:02:33 
31Dan Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions0:03:25 
32Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:04:49 
33Jaroslav Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank  
34Lucas Sebastien Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
35André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
36Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
37Liam Holohan (GBr) Team Raleigh0:26:19 
38Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
39Matt Stephens (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized  
40Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
41Ronan Mclaughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
42Peter Williams (GBr) Motorpoint - Marshalls Pasta  
43Matt Brammeier (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
44Martyn Irvine (Irl) Irish National Team  
45Adam Armstrong (Irl) Irish National Team  
46Tom Murray (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized  
47Zak Dempster (Aus) Rapha Condor - Sharp  
48Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
49Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp  
50Elia Favilli (Ita) ISD - Neri Giambenini  
51Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
52Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
53Evan Oliphant (GBr) Endura Racing  
54Richard Handley (GBr) Team Raleigh  
55Sean Downey (Irl) Irish National Team  
56Wouter Sybrandy (Ned) Sigma Sport - Specialized  
57Gianlucia Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
58Alexandre Blain (Fra) Endura Racing  
59Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
60Davide Riccibitti (Ita) ISD - Neri Giambenini  
61Pim Lighart (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
62Mark Mcnally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly  
63Dale Appleby (GBr) Team Raleigh  
64Iker Camano (Spa) Endura Racing  
65Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
66Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
67Thomas Martin (Irl) Irish National Team  
68Tom Barras (GBr) Team Raleigh  
69Dan Craven (Nam) Rapha Condor - Sharp  
70Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
71James Moss (GBr) Endura Racing  
72Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
73Peter Smith (Aus) Team Raleigh  
74Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team  
75Michael Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
76Ben Greenwood (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp  
77James Sampson (GBr) Motorpoint - Marshalls Pasta  
78Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
79Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil - Shimano  
80Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
81Travis Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
82Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
83Stephen Gallagher (Irl) Sigma Sport-Specialized  
84Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
85Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
86Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
87Edward Clancy (GBr) Motorpoint - Marshalls Pasta  
88Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
89Kit Gilham (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized  
DNFMarco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia  
DNFRobbie Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions  
DNFAlan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
DNFMartin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
DNFCarlo Scognamiglio (Ita) ISD - Neri Giambenini  
DNFDan Fleeman (GBr) Team Raleigh  
DNFStephen Barrett (Irl) Irish National Team  
DNFConor Murphy (Irl) Irish National Team  
KOM 1: Lype Hill (Cat 1)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Patrick Sinkewitz (Ger) ISD - Neri Giambenini10 pts
2Dan Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions8 
3Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team6 
4Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team5 
5Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank4 
6Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia3 
7Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia2 
8Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team1 
KOM 2: Raleghs Cross (Cat 1)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Dan Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions10 pts
2Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team8 
3Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team6 
4Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team5 
5Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) ISD - Neri Giambenini4 
6Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team3 
7Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team2 
8Patrick Sinkewitz (Ger) ISD - Neri Giambenini1 
KOM 3: Peak Hill (Cat 1)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team10 pts
2Dan Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions8 
3Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team6 
4Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank5 
5Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team4 
6Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia3 
7André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia2 
8Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano1 
Sprint 1: Blue Anchor
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team5 pts
2Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team3 
3Dan Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions2 
4Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team1 
Sprint 2: Honiton
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team5 pts
2Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team3 
3Dan Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions2 
4Jaroslav Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank1 
Sprint 3: Sidmouth
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team5 pts
2Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team3 
3Dan Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions2 
4André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia1 
Combativity Award
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Dan Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions  
General classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia15:27:41 
2Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:01:28 
3Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:01:32 
4Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:01:36 
5Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:01:42 
6Patrick Sinkewitz (Ger) ISD - Neri Giambenini0:02:08 
7Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions0:02:30 
8Robert Partridge (GBr) Endura Racing0:02:32 
9Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:02:43 
10Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:05:38 
11Ian Bibby (GBr) Motorpoint - Marshalls Pasta0:11:16 
12Simon Richardson (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized0:11:47 
13Jack Bauer (NZl) Endura Racing0:12:23 
14Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:13:05 
15Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:13:07 
16Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita) ISD - Neri Giambenini0:13:08 
17Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:13:21 
18Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:13:22 
19Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:13:28 
20Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:13:31 
21Andrew Tennant (GBr) Motorpoint - Marshalls Pasta0:13:49 
22Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:13:50 
23Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) Motorpoint-Marshalls Pasta0:13:56 
24Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:14:29 
25Philip Lavery (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly0:14:50 
26Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) ISD - Neri Giambenini0:17:01 
27Jaroslav Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank0:17:29 
28Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:17:30 
29Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:18:30 
30Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:18:33 
31André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:18:48 
32Lucas Sebastien Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:18:50 
33Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:19:22 
34Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team0:24:44 
35Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof0:25:25 
36Dan Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions0:26:15 
37Michael Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:28:22 
38Travis Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:28:24 
39Dan Craven (Nam) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:29:21 
40Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:32:48 
41Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:36:06 
42Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:37:17 
43Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:37:40 
44Mark Mcnally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly0:37:48 
45Pim Lighart (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:38:37 
46Iker Camano (Spa) Endura Racing0:38:47 
47Zak Dempster (Aus) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:38:53 
48Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:38:56 
49Liam Holohan (GBr) Team Raleigh0:39:01 
50Dale Appleby (GBr) Team Raleigh0:40:03 
51Alexandre Blain (Fra) Endura Racing0:40:07 
52Matt Brammeier (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
53Sean Downey (Irl) Irish National Team0:40:09 
54James Sampson (GBr) Motorpoint - Marshalls Pasta0:40:16 
55Tom Murray (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized0:40:30 
56Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:40:41 
57Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:40:53 
58Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
59Matt Stephens (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized0:41:48 
60Tom Barras (GBr) Team Raleigh  
61Evan Oliphant (GBr) Endura Racing0:41:56 
62James Moss (GBr) Endura Racing0:42:21 
63Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
64Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
65Ronan Mclaughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly0:42:38 
66Gianlucia Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:42:47 
67Ben Greenwood (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp  
68Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil - Shimano0:43:00 
69Elia Favilli (Ita) ISD - Neri Giambenini0:43:53 
70Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team0:45:03 
71Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:45:39 
72Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:48:13 
73Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team0:49:03 
74Davide Riccibitti (Ita) ISD - Neri Giambenini0:50:13 
75Wouter Sybrandy (Ned) Sigma Sport - Specialized  
76Stephen Gallagher (Irl) Sigma Sport-Specialized  
77Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:50:19 
78Martyn Irvine (Irl) Irish National Team0:50:22 
79Peter Williams (GBr) Motorpoint - Marshalls Pasta  
80Thomas Martin (Irl) Irish National Team  
81Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:50:42 
82Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly0:50:47 
83Edward Clancy (GBr) Motorpoint - Marshalls Pasta0:51:49 
84Adam Armstrong (Irl) Irish National Team0:51:52 
85Richard Handley (GBr) Team Raleigh  
86Geert Steurs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:52:07 
87Kit Gilham (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized0:55:25 
88Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly1:01:07 
89Peter Smith (Aus) Team Raleigh1:02:14 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia39 pts
2Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team36 
3Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team28 
4Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano25 
5Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank23 
6Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team22 
7Patrick Sinkewitz (Ger) ISD - Neri Giambenini22 
8Jack Bauer (NZl) Endura Racing20 
9Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank18 
10Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team15 
11André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia15 
12Ian Bibby (GBr) Motorpoint - Marshalls Pasta15 
13Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team13 
14Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator13 
15Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions12 
16Mark Mcnally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly11 
17Simon Richardson (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized10 
18Travis Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions10 
19Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil - Shimano10 
20Michael Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team9 
21Gianlucia Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox9 
22Edward Clancy (GBr) Motorpoint - Marshalls Pasta8 
23Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team7 
24Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox7 
25Andrew Tennant (GBr) Motorpoint - Marshalls Pasta7 
26Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia7 
27Zak Dempster (Aus) Rapha Condor - Sharp7 
28Dan Craven (Nam) Rapha Condor - Sharp6 
29Robert Partridge (GBr) Endura Racing5 
30Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator4 
31Pim Lighart (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team4 
32Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions3 
33Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita) ISD - Neri Giambenini3 
34Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) Motorpoint-Marshalls Pasta2 
35Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team2 
36Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team1 
37Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator1 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank15 pts
2Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team11 
3Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team8 
4Michael Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team8 
5Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team8 
6Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano8 
7Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team7 
8Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team7 
9Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team6 
10Pim Lighart (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team6 
11Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team6 
12Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia6 
13Dan Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions6 
14Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions5 
15André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia4 
16Patrick Sinkewitz (Ger) ISD - Neri Giambenini4 
17Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team3 
18Mark Mcnally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly3 
19Jack Bauer (NZl) Endura Racing2 
20Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia2 
21Evan Oliphant (GBr) Endura Racing2 
22Simon Richardson (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized1 
23Jaroslav Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank1 
24Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team45 pts
2Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank45 
3Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team31 
4Dan Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions26 
5Patrick Sinkewitz (Ger) ISD - Neri Giambenini19 
6Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia17 
7Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team17 
8Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions15 
9Ian Bibby (GBr) Motorpoint - Marshalls Pasta12 
10Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator12 
11Jack Bauer (NZl) Endura Racing10 
12Pim Lighart (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team10 
13Simon Richardson (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized9 
14Dan Craven (Nam) Rapha Condor - Sharp9 
15Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team8 
16Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano8 
17Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia8 
18Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team7 
19Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions6 
20Mark Mcnally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly6 
21Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team5 
22Michael Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team5 
23Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team4 
24Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) ISD - Neri Giambenini4 
25Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team3 
26Gianlucia Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox3 
27Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team3 
28André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia2 
29Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano2 
30Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team1 
31Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team1 
32Travis Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Transitions1 
33Elia Favilli (Ita) ISD - Neri Giambenini1 
34Kit Gilham (GBr) Sigma Sport - Specialized1 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vacansoleil Pro Cycling46:28:16 
2Sky Pro Cycling Team0:06:05 
3Team Saxo Bank0:23:56 
4ISD-Neri Giambenini0:25:11 
5Team HTC-Columbia0:27:08 
6Motorpoint-Marshalls Pasta0:33:51 
7Garmin-Transitions0:40:30 
8Endura Racing0:48:21 
9Skil-Shimano0:56:03 
10Colnago-CSF Inox1:01:23 
11Rapha-Condor-Sharp1:16:29 
12Topsport Vlaanderen1:24:14 
13AN Post Sean Kelly1:27:25 
14Cervelo Test Team1:28:19 
15Sigma Sport-Specialized1:28:43 
16Team Raleigh1:55:30 
17Ireland National Team2:15:40 

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