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September 9-16, 2012

September 10, Stage 2: Nottingham - Knowsley

Tour of Britain: Howard pips Cavendish on stage 2

By:
Rob Lampard
Published:
September 10, 2012, 14:03,
Updated:
September 10, 2012, 23:53

Orica sprinter lands win in Knowsley

Leigh Howard (Orica-GreenEdge) wins stage 2 of the Tour of Britain

Leigh Howard (Orica-GreenEdge) wins stage 2 of the Tour of Britain

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Leigh Howard (Orica-GreenEdge) won stage two of the Tour of Britain, beating Mark Cavendish (Sky) in a bunch sprint, with Boy Van Poppel (UnitedHealthcare) taking third place on the stage from Nottingham to Knowsley Safari Park in Liverpool.

After some confusion, including a podium ceremony where Luke Rowe (Sky) was awarded the race leaders gold jersey, it was determined that the general classification lead actually went to Van Poppel. The UnitedHealthcare rider took second on stage 1, and with 10 seconds of time bonuses, he drew equal with Howard but got the gold jersey on countback. Rowe finished the stage in a group one second behind, and dropped to third overall.

On the morning of stage two of the Tour of Britain some British newspapers carried a front page warning that a hurricane was heading this way. As it turned out there was no repeat of the strong winds which led to the cancellation of stage two of last year’s Tour. Last year Mark Cavendish (Sky) was favourite to win that stage and this year, assuming he got over the three first category climbs, he was favourite to win the slight downhill finish into Knowsley Safari Park in Liverpool.

Cavendish seemingly had no trouble, following his crash yesterday, of cresting the days ‘mountains’ with his Sky teammates taking care of business as they did yesterday. But, while Cavendish was delivered perfectly for the last 500 metres, Australian Howard proved too canny for the Manxman as he sat on his wheel before unleashing a powerful sprint, joking afterwards, "I had the best lead out man in the world!"

Apart from being thankful for the wheel of the World Champion, 22-year-old Howard was full of praise for his team mates.

"I got a lot of help from my teammate Aidis Kroupis. I’ve taken him to a few wins in the lead-out in the last three races and I could see he was working really hard today to pay me back."

"Coming into the final kilometre we entered the park with one and half kilometres to go and knew we had to be top 5 or 6 going onto the park. I had Cavendish’s wheel which was handy (laughs), and he played an interesting tactic by dropping off Luke Rowe’s wheel with 600m to go and fortunately I came round fourth wheel with 250m to go and from there it was a formality, and fortunately I had enough on him (Cavendish) in the end. To do it on his (Cavendish’s) home soil is extra special."

It was a good day all round for Aussies and their Orica-GreenEdge team, as Jack Bobridge won the Combativity Award after being active in a day long break on the 180km (112 mile) stage that traversed the beautiful Peak District of Derbyshire.

The six man break set off soon after the start proper and while the peloton was admiring the gothic splendour of Wollaton Hall (used in the filming of Batman – The Dark Knight Rises) the sextet gained time. The break consisted of: Matthias Krizek (Liquigas-Cannondale), Jack Bobridge (Orica-GreenEdge), Pete Williams (Node4-Giordana Racing), Richard Handley (Rapha Condor), Russell Hampton (Team Raleigh-GAC) and Pablo Urtasun (Euskaltel Euskadi).

When they got to the top of Morridge, the final first category climb of the day the lead group had a lead of over three minutes but that got eaten into as the race headed to its conclusion, leaving Bobridge and Williams to vainly tough it out to the finish.

Howard concluded the press conference by saying, ‘We had Jack Bobridge in the breakaway, so we could sit on the back all day and let Sky sit on the front."

Talking of his team mate Bobridge, the rider from Geelong, Australia, concluded, "I thought he might stay away but I knew it was going to be tough because they (Sky) were never going to the let the break get far. I knew it was going to be tough but I thought if there’s one person who can pull off a miracle its Jack Bobridge!"

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team 4:31:09  
2 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling    
3 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
4 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin-Sharp    
5 Russell Downing (GBr) Endura Racing    
6 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin-Sharp    
7 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
8 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-Sharp    
9 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:00:01  
10 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling    
11 Graham Briggs (GBr) Raleigh - GAC    
12 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
13 Peter Hawkins (Irl) IG - Sigma Sport    
14 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Raleigh - GAC    
15 Richard Lang (Aus) Rapha Condor    
16 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp    
17 Chris Opie (GBr) UK Youth Cycling    
18 Niels Wytinck (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
19 Yanto Barker (GBr) UK Youth Cycling    
20 Niklas Gustavsson (Swe) UK Youth Cycling    
21 Leopold Koenig (Cze) Team Netapp    
22 Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
23 Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain    
24 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling    
25 Ricardo Garcia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
26 Zak Dempster (Aus) Endura Racing    
27 David McGowan (GBr) UK Youth Cycling    
28 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
29 Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
30 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
31 Rico Rogers (NZl) Node 4 - Giordana    
32 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
33 Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Endura Racing    
34 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling    
35 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
36 Ben Grenda (Aus) Rapha Condor    
37 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Raleigh - GAC    
38 Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) Endura Racing    
39 Liam Holohan (GBr) Raleigh - GAC    
40 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) IG - Sigma Sport    
41 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
42 Michael Northey (NZl) Node 4 - Giordana    
43 Wouter Sybrandy (Ned) IG - Sigma Sport    
44 Owain Doull (GBr) Great Britain    
45 Kai Reus (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
46 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team    
47 Paul Voss (Ger) Endura Racing    
48 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
49 Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana    
50 Jonny Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
51 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
52 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
53 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
54 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
55 Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp    
56 Josh Edmondson (GBr) Great Britain    
57 Jacek Morajko (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
58 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
59 David Le Lay (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
60 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp 0:00:12  
61 David Clarke (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 0:00:15  
62 Tom Moses (GBr) Great Britain 0:00:17  
63 Alistair Slater (GBr) Great Britain    
64 Matthias Krizek (Aut) Liquigas-Cannondale    
65 Adrian Saez de Arregui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
66 Christopher Jennings (RSA) Rapha Condor    
67 Dan Craven (Nam) IG - Sigma Sport    
68 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post - Sean Kelly    
69 Simon Richardson (GBr) IG - Sigma Sport    
70 George Atkins (GBr) Great Britain    
71 Ronan Mclaughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
72 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
73 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor    
74 Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) Node 4 - Giordana    
75 Christofer Stevenson (Swe) UK Youth Cycling    
76 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) UK Youth Cycling    
77 Tom Last (GBr) IG - Sigma Sport 0:00:31  
78 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp 0:00:34  
79 Marco Benffato (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:45  
80 Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:00:56  
81 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
82 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:58  
83 Lachlan Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp    
84 Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
85 Peter Williams (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 0:01:09  
86 Richard Handley (GBr) Rapha Condor    
87 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 0:01:25  
88 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:01:32  
89 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team    
90 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team    
91 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team Netapp    
92 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling    
93 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:02:45  
94 Michael Cuming (GBr) Rapha Condor 0:00:01  
95 Ian Bibby (GBr) Endura Racing 0:03:47  
96 Russell Hampton (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 0:03:50  
DNS Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp    
DNF Victor Cabedo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
DNF Jamie Sparling (Can) Raleigh - GAC    
Points
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team 15  pts
2 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling 14  
3 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 13  
4 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 12  
5 Russell Downing (GBr) Endura Racing 11  
6 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin-Sharp 10  
7 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 9  
8 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 8  
9 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 7  
10 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 6  
11 Graham Briggs (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 5  
12 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 4  
13 Peter Hawkins (Irl) IG - Sigma Sport 3  
14 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Raleigh - GAC 2  
15 Richard Lang (Aus) Rapha Condor 1  
Mountain 1 - Cross o' th' hands (Cat 1) km. 28.6
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 10  pts
2 Russell Hampton (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 9  
3 Richard Handley (GBr) Rapha Condor 8  
4 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team 7  
5 Matthias Krizek (Aut) Liquigas-Cannondale 6  
6 Peter Williams (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 5  
7 Niels Wytinck (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 4  
8 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor 3  
9 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 2  
10 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling 1  
Mountain 1 - Alstonefield (Cat 1) km. 51.1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 10  pts
2 Richard Handley (GBr) Rapha Condor 9  
3 Russell Hampton (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 8  
4 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team 7  
5 Matthias Krizek (Aut) Liquigas-Cannondale 6  
6 Peter Williams (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 5  
7 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor 4  
8 Niels Wytinck (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 3  
9 Ronan Mclaughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 2  
10 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 1  
Mountain 1 - Morridge (Cat 1) km. 65.3
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 10  pts
2 Russell Hampton (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 9  
3 Richard Handley (GBr) Rapha Condor 8  
4 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team 7  
5 Matthias Krizek (Aut) Liquigas-Cannondale 6  
6 Peter Williams (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 5  
7 Niels Wytinck (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 4  
8 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor 3  
9 Ronan Mclaughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 2  
10 Ian Bibby (GBr) Endura Racing 1  
Sprint 1 - Duffield, km. 20.1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Peter Williams (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 5  pts
2 Richard Handley (GBr) Rapha Condor 3  
3 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team 2  
4 Matthias Krizek (Aut) Liquigas-Cannondale 1  
Sprint 2 - Chelford, km. 99.5
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Peter Williams (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 5  pts
2 Matthias Krizek (Aut) Liquigas-Cannondale 3  
3 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team 2  
4 Richard Handley (GBr) Rapha Condor 1  
Sprint 3 - Culcheth, km. 130.4
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Peter Williams (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 5  pts
2 Matthias Krizek (Aut) Liquigas-Cannondale 3  
3 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2  
4 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team 1  
Rouleur Combativity Award
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Garmin - Sharp 13:33:27  
2 Sky Procycling 0:00:02  
3 Endura Racing    
4 UnitedHealthcare    
5 UK Youth Cycling 0:00:03  
6 Raleigh - GAC    
7 An Post Sean Kelly    
8 Saur Sojasun    
9 Team NetApp    
10 IG - Sigma Sport    
11 Liquigas - Cannondale    
12 Euskaltel Euskadi    
13 Node 4 - Giordana    
14 Great Britain    
15 Rapha Condor    
16 Vacansoleil - DCM 0:00:57  
17 Orica - GreenEDGE 0:01:33  
General classification after stage 2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 9:22:04  
2 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team    
3 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:00:01  
4 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:04  
5 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling    
6 Russell Downing (GBr) Endura Racing 0:00:06  
7 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 0:00:10  
8 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin-Sharp    
9 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-Sharp    
10 Peter Hawkins (Irl) IG - Sigma Sport 0:00:11  
11 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
12 Chris Opie (GBr) UK Youth Cycling    
13 Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
14 Richard Lang (Aus) Rapha Condor    
15 Yanto Barker (GBr) UK Youth Cycling    
16 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling    
17 Niklas Gustavsson (Swe) UK Youth Cycling    
18 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
19 Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Endura Racing    
20 Ben Grenda (Aus) Rapha Condor    
21 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
22 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) IG - Sigma Sport    
23 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling    
24 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
25 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
26 Paul Voss (Ger) Endura Racing    
27 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
28 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team    
29 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) UK Youth Cycling 0:00:27  
30 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post - Sean Kelly    
31 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp 0:00:44  
32 Marco Benffato (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:55  
33 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:08  
34 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 0:01:35  
35 Zak Dempster (Aus) Endura Racing 0:01:36  
36 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
37 Leopold Koenig (Cze) Team Netapp 0:01:40  
38 Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
39 David Le Lay (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:01:41  
40 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team Netapp 0:01:42  
41 Graham Briggs (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 0:01:43  
42 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Raleigh - GAC    
43 Jacek Morajko (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
44 Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp    
45 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:01:45  
46 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Raleigh - GAC    
47 Kai Reus (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
48 Wouter Sybrandy (Ned) IG - Sigma Sport    
49 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
50 Josh Edmondson (GBr) Great Britain    
51 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp 0:01:47  
52 Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain    
53 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
54 Michael Cuming (GBr) Rapha Condor    
55 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp 0:01:54  
56 David Clarke (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 0:01:55  
57 Ronan Mclaughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:01:56  
58 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:01:59  
59 Christofer Stevenson (Swe) UK Youth Cycling    
60 Matthias Krizek (Aut) Liquigas-Cannondale    
61 Adrian Saez de Arregui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:02:01  
62 Dan Craven (Nam) IG - Sigma Sport    
63 Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) Node 4 - Giordana 0:02:03  
64 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:02:38  
65 Richard Handley (GBr) Rapha Condor 0:02:49  
66 Simon Richardson (GBr) IG - Sigma Sport 0:04:08  
67 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor 0:04:28  
68 Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) Endura Racing 0:04:32  
69 Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:05:18  
70 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:06:03  
71 Jonny Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:07:30  
72 Niels Wytinck (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:07:31  
73 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:07:32  
74 Rico Rogers (NZl) Node 4 - Giordana 0:07:33  
75 Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana    
76 David McGowan (GBr) UK Youth Cycling    
77 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
78 Liam Holohan (GBr) Raleigh - GAC    
79 Michael Northey (NZl) Node 4 - Giordana    
80 Owain Doull (GBr) Great Britain    
81 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
82 Christopher Jennings (RSA) Rapha Condor 0:07:49  
83 Tom Moses (GBr) Great Britain    
84 Alistair Slater (GBr) Great Britain    
85 George Atkins (GBr) Great Britain    
86 Tom Last (GBr) IG - Sigma Sport 0:08:03  
87 Ian Bibby (GBr) Endura Racing 0:08:19  
88 Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:08:28  
89 Lachlan Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 0:08:30  
90 Peter Williams (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 0:08:32  
91 Ricardo Garcia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:08:56  
92 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:09:02  
93 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:09:04  
94 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team    
95 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:10:16  
96 Russell Hampton (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 0:11:22  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 27  pts
2 Russell Downing (GBr) Endura Racing 24  
3 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 21  
4 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team 15  
5 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 15  
6 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling 14  
7 Peter Hawkins (Irl) IG - Sigma Sport 13  
8 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 12  
9 Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 12  
10 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin-Sharp 10  
11 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 9  
12 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 9  
13 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 8  
14 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 8  
15 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 7  
16 Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Endura Racing 7  
17 Ben Grenda (Aus) Rapha Condor 6  
18 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling 5  
19 Graham Briggs (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 5  
20 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp 4  
21 Chris Opie (GBr) UK Youth Cycling 3  
22 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 2  
23 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Raleigh - GAC 2  
24 Richard Lang (Aus) Rapha Condor 1  
25 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) IG - Sigma Sport 1  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 30  pts
2 Russell Hampton (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 26  
3 Richard Handley (GBr) Rapha Condor 25  
4 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor 22  
5 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team 21  
6 Niels Wytinck (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 20  
7 Matthias Krizek (Aut) Liquigas-Cannondale 18  
8 Peter Williams (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 15  
9 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 4  
10 Ronan Mclaughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 4  
11 Jonny Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 4  
12 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 3  
13 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling 1  
14 Ian Bibby (GBr) Endura Racing 1  
15 Lachlan Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 1  
Sprint classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Peter Williams (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 15  pts
2 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 12  
3 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor 9  
4 Jonny Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 7  
5 Matthias Krizek (Aut) Liquigas-Cannondale 7  
6 Niels Wytinck (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 5  
7 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team 5  
8 Richard Handley (GBr) Rapha Condor 4  
9 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Garmin - Sharp 4:06:42  
2 Sky Procycling 0:00:02  
3 Endura Racing    
4 Saur Sojasun 0:00:03  
5 UK Youth Cycling    
6 Liquigas - Cannondale    
7 An Post Sean Kelly 0:01:32  
8 Team NetApp    
9 Rapha Condor 0:01:35  
10 IG - Sigma Sport 0:01:37  
11 UnitedHealthcare 0:02:56  
12 Vacansoleil - DCM 0:04:01  
13 Raleigh - GAC 0:04:41  
14 Euskaltel Euskadi 0:04:47  
15 Orica - GreenEDGE 0:08:55  
16 Node 4 - Giordana 0:10:31  
17 Great Britain 0:10:35  

 

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