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September 9-16, 2012

September 14, Stage 6: Welshpool - Caerphilly

Tour of Britain: König king of Caerphilly

By:
Robert Lampard
Published:
September 14, 2012, 15:40 BST,
Updated:
September 15, 2012, 2:03 BST

Tiernan-Locke takes race lead from breakaway

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (Endura) claimed the race lead in the Tour of Britain

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (Endura) claimed the race lead in the Tour of Britain

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Leopold Koenig (Team NetApp) won the Tour of Britain's queen stage in Caerphilly while his breakaway companion and stage runner-up Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (Endura Racing) moved into the overall lead after a spirited ride on the taxing, 8km finishing circuit. Nathan Haas (Garmin-Sharp) led a select 11-man chase group 19 seconds later for third place after the peloton detonated in the finale.

Getting the lead in the overall was particularly satisfying for the 27-year-old British rider for two reasons: firstly because he was selected on the same day to ride for Great Britain in the forthcoming world championships and secondly because he will be wearing the gold leaders jersey as the tomorrow's stage goes through his home county of Devon.

After the stage the rider known affectionately in the peloton as JTL said, "It did go as planned. I'd played it through in my mind, over and over last night and through the stage. Doesn't mean it was easy, we had to really fight to be up the front and there were some dangerous parts on the stage with some cross-winds but it did go as planned and it was a relief to finish it off."

Overnight leader Leigh Howard (Orica-GreenEdge) finished 33 seconds off the pace in 16th place, dropping the Australian from first to second overall. The 8km finishing circuit featured the short but steep category one rated Caerphilly Mountain, which had to be climbed twice, and which spelled the end for the day's early six-man break which included Marcin Bialoblocki (Node 4-Giordana), Dan Craven (IG-Sigma Sport), Kristian House (Rapha Condor), Pieter Ghyllebert (An Post-Sean Kelly), Graham Briggs (Raleigh-GAC) and Magnus Backstedt (UK Youth Cycling). At one point the six leaders enjoyed nearly a seven-minute advantage, but their lead had dropped well inside one minute at the beginning of the first circuit.

The peloton disintegrated on the first ascent of Caerphilly Mountain as Tiernan-Locke jumped away from the field, rode through the break and crested the climb first. Of the six riders in the escape group only Briggs was able to hold Tiernan-Locke's wheel.

The Raleigh-GAC rider, however, couldn't keep pace for long and was replaced at the head of affairs by König who bridged from the field. The duo would hold off the chase group on the final circuit with König winning the stage and Tiernan-Locke earning the leader's gold jersey for their efforts.

Koenig, from Czech Republic, who finished fifth overall in last year's Tour of Britain was clearly pleased with his victory as he answered questions in the press conference, coming as it did towards the end of a difficult year due to injury and said, "I set out for a stage win target. I knew before that I only had to follow Jon (Tiernan-Locke) because he's strong and it's his home race and he was pretty motivated so I just did it."

The 24-year-old NetApp rider continued, "The first climb I actually missed him because he was so strong and I couldn't follow him so after the first climb there was a group of about 10 riders. I attacked from the group and came to join them. Then we worked together until the last climb and then he was really strong and I just kept the wheel and after the climb I just made one or two pulls because I told him I am not here for the GC, I lost already in the first stage and I definitely wanted to win so that was all."

Tiernan-Locke might have narrowly missed out on the stage six win but he is now a strong favourite for tomorrow's penultimate and decisive stage so the Endura rider must be wondering if he can become the first British winner in the nine-year history of the Tour of Britain. "There's only two chances, in my mind, in this race to gain time on GC and tomorrow is certainly one of them but you can't waste one today so today was the first day and I thought I've got another one tomorrow depending how today went."

 

Full Results
1 Leopold Koenig (Cze) Team NetApp 4:38:02  
2 Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Endura Racing 0:00:02  
3 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp 0:00:19  
4 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale    
5 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling    
6 Paul Voss (Ger) Endura Racing    
7 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
8 Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain    
9 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp    
10 Liam Holohan (GBr) Raleigh - GAC    
11 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
12 David Le Lay (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
13 Josh Edmondson (GBr) Great Britain    
14 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 0:00:29  
15 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:00:33  
16 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team    
17 David Clarke (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana    
18 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
19 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:35  
20 Graham Briggs (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 0:01:10  
21 Jacek Morajko (Pol) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team    
22 Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) Node 4 - Giordana 0:01:21  
23 Niels Wytinck (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:01:30  
24 Richard Lang (Aus) Rapha Condor    
25 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling    
26 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Raleigh - GAC    
27 Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp    
28 Christopher Jennings (RSA) Rapha Condor    
29 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
30 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
31 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
32 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Raleigh - GAC    
33 David McGowan (GBr) UK Youth Cycling    
34 Yanto Barker (GBr) UK Youth Cycling    
35 Michael Northey (NZl) Node 4 - Giordana    
36 Wouter Sybrandy (Ned) IG - Sigma Sport    
37 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin - Sharp 0:01:57  
38 Richard Handley (GBr) Rapha Condor    
39 Simon Richardson (GBr) IG - Sigma Sport    
40 Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:02:03  
41 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team    
42 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:03:18  
43 Lachlan Morton (Aus) Garmin - Sharp    
44 Peter Williams (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana    
45 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) UK Youth Cycling 0:03:38  
46 Dan Craven (Nam) IG - Sigma Sport 0:04:46  
47 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor    
48 Matthias Krizek (Aut) Liquigas - Cannondale 0:05:18  
49 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale    
50 Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana    
51 Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
52 George Atkins (GBr) Great Britain    
53 Ben Grenda (Aus) Rapha Condor    
54 Christofer Stevenson (Swe) UK Youth Cycling    
55 Owain Doull (GBr) Great Britain    
56 Alistair Slater (GBr) Great Britain    
57 Tom Moses (GBr) Great Britain    
58 Ricardo Garcia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
59 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
60 Russell Downing (GBr) Endura Racing    
61 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team    
62 Jonny Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
63 Tom Last (GBr) IG - Sigma Sport    
64 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) IG - Sigma Sport    
65 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp 0:05:33  
66 Peter Hawkins (Irl) IG - Sigma Sport 0:06:08  
67 Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin - Sharp 0:07:38  
68 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team    
69 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Sharp 0:07:56  
70 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:08:32  
71 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling    
72 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling    
73 Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) Endura Racing    
74 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp    
75 Adrian Saez de Arregui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
76 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
77 Russell Hampton (GBr) Raleigh - GAC    
78 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:14:42  
79 Ian Bibby (GBr) Endura Racing    
80 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team    
81 Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
82 Rico Rogers (NZl) Node 4 - Giordana    
83 Marco Benffato (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale    
84 Michael Cuming (GBr) Rapha Condor    
85 Chris Opie (GBr) UK Youth Cycling 0:22:20  
86 Niklas Gustavsson (Swe) UK Youth Cycling    
DNF Zak Dempster (Aus) Endura Racing    
DNF Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
DNS Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling    
DNS Kai Reus (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
DNS Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale    
Points
1 Leopold Koenig (Cze) Team NetApp 15 pts
2 Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Endura Racing 14  
3 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp 13  
4 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 12  
5 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 11  
6 Paul Voss (Ger) Endura Racing 10  
7 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 9  
8 Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain 8  
9 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp 7  
10 Liam Holohan (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 6  
11 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 5  
12 David Le Lay (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 4  
13 Josh Edmondson (GBr) Great Britain 3  
14 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 2  
15 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 1  
Mountain 1 - Cwm Owen (Cat. 1) 91.5km
1 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor 10 pts
2 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) UK Youth Cycling 9  
3 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 8  
4 Dan Craven (Nam) IG - Sigma Sport 7  
5 Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) Node 4 - Giordana 6  
6 Graham Briggs (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 5  
7 Zak Dempster (Aus) Endura Racing 4  
8 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team 3  
9 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling 2  
10 Russell Downing (GBr) Endura Racing 1  
Mountain 2 - Brecon Beacons (Cat. 1) 124.7km
1 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor 10 pts
2 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) UK Youth Cycling 9  
3 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 8  
4 Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) Node 4 - Giordana 7  
5 Dan Craven (Nam) IG - Sigma Sport 6  
6 Graham Briggs (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 5  
7 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team 4  
8 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 3  
9 Zak Dempster (Aus) Endura Racing 2  
10 Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin - Sharp 1  
Mountain 3 - Caerphilly Mountain (Cat. 1) 177.3km
1 Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Endura Racing 10 pts
2 Graham Briggs (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 9  
3 Leopold Koenig (Cze) Team NetApp 8  
4 Josh Edmondson (GBr) Great Britain 7  
5 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 6  
6 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 5  
7 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp 4  
8 Jacek Morajko (Pol) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team 3  
9 David Le Lay (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 2  
10 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1  
Mountain 4 - Caerphilly Mountain (Cat. 1) 184.6km
1 Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Endura Racing 10 pts
2 Leopold Koenig (Cze) Team NetApp 9  
3 Josh Edmondson (GBr) Great Britain 8  
4 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 7  
5 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp 6  
6 Paul Voss (Ger) Endura Racing 5  
7 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 4  
8 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 3  
9 Liam Holohan (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 2  
10 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp 1  
Sprint 1 - Kerry, 25.2km
1 Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) Node 4 - Giordana 5 pts
2 Graham Briggs (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 3  
3 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) UK Youth Cycling 2  
4 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor 1  
Sprint 2 - Llandrindod Wells, 71.9km
1 Graham Briggs (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 5 pts
2 Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) Node 4 - Giordana 3  
3 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) UK Youth Cycling 2  
4 Dan Craven (Nam) IG - Sigma Sport 1  
Sprint 3 - Mountain Ash, 154.2km
1 Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) Node 4 - Giordana 5 pts
2 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) UK Youth Cycling 3  
3 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 2  
4 Dan Craven (Nam) IG - Sigma Sport 1  
Rouleur Combativity Award
1 Graham Briggs (GBr) Raleigh - GAC    
Teams
1 Team NetApp 13:55:55  
2 Saur - Sojasun 0:00:35  
3 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:01:06  
4 Raleigh - GAC 0:01:10  
5 Node 4 - Giordana 0:01:35  
6 An Post - Sean Kelly 0:02:41  
7 Rapha Condor 0:03:08  
8 Garmin - Sharp 0:03:45  
9 Endura Racing 0:03:50  
10 Great Britain 0:04:07  
11 Liquigas - Cannondale 0:04:17  
12 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:21  
13 UK Youth Cycling 0:04:49  
14 IG - Sigma Sport 0:06:24  
15 Sky Procycling 0:08:32  
16 Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:09:02  
17 Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:18:44  
General classification after stage 6
1 Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Endura Racing 25:16:57  
2 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:00:13  
3 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp 0:00:18  
4 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:00:20  
5 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 0:00:23  
6 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:00:33  
7 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling 0:01:34  
8 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp 0:02:01  
9 David Le Lay (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
10 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:04:16  
11 David Clarke (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 0:04:35  
12 Leopold Koenig (Cze) Team NetApp 0:05:00  
13 Paul Voss (Ger) Endura Racing 0:05:04  
14 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:06:15  
15 Josh Edmondson (GBr) Great Britain    
16 Jacek Morajko (Pol) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:06:23  
17 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:06:27  
18 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:06:37  
19 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:06:45  
20 Yanto Barker (GBr) UK Youth Cycling 0:07:53  
21 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Sharp    
22 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 0:08:03  
23 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin - Sharp 0:08:13  
24 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) UK Youth Cycling 0:10:13  
25 Richard Lang (Aus) Rapha Condor 0:11:30  
26 Russell Downing (GBr) Endura Racing 0:11:31  
27 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp 0:12:29  
28 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Raleigh - GAC 0:12:58  
29 Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp 0:13:02  
30 Wouter Sybrandy (Ned) IG - Sigma Sport 0:13:04  
31 Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) Node 4 - Giordana 0:13:05  
32 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:13:34  
33 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 0:15:06  
34 Ben Grenda (Aus) Rapha Condor 0:15:18  
35 Simon Richardson (GBr) IG - Sigma Sport 0:15:54  
36 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 0:15:59  
37 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:16:45  
38 Matthias Krizek (Aut) Liquigas - Cannondale 0:17:06  
39 Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:17:18  
40 Liam Holohan (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 0:17:41  
41 Dan Craven (Nam) IG - Sigma Sport 0:18:21  
42 Peter Williams (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 0:18:33  
43 Michael Northey (NZl) Node 4 - Giordana 0:18:52  
44 David McGowan (GBr) UK Youth Cycling    
45 Mark McNally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly    
46 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:19:36  
47 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:19:39  
48 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp 0:20:08  
49 Adrian Saez de Arregui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:20:22  
50 Niels Wytinck (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:20:47  
51 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:22:20  
52 Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) Endura Racing 0:22:53  
53 Christofer Stevenson (Swe) UK Youth Cycling 0:22:58  
54 Ricardo Garcia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:24:03  
55 Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 0:24:49  
56 Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin - Sharp 0:25:55  
57 Jonny Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:27:45  
58 Alistair Slater (GBr) Great Britain 0:28:07  
59 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:28:37  
60 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:29:02  
61 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor 0:29:43  
62 Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain 0:30:35  
63 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:31:20  
64 Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:32:12  
65 Chris Opie (GBr) UK Youth Cycling 0:32:20  
66 Ian Bibby (GBr) Endura Racing 0:32:50  
67 Richard Handley (GBr) Rapha Condor 0:33:15  
68 Graham Briggs (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 0:33:19  
69 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) IG - Sigma Sport 0:33:58  
70 Peter Hawkins (Irl) IG - Sigma Sport 0:35:22  
71 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 0:36:04  
72 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:37:15  
73 Christopher Jennings (RSA) Rapha Condor 0:39:50  
74 Niklas Gustavsson (Swe) UK Youth Cycling 0:40:56  
75 Tom Moses (GBr) Great Britain 0:41:36  
76 Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:42:59  
77 Lachlan Morton (Aus) Garmin - Sharp 0:43:06  
78 Owain Doull (GBr) Great Britain 0:43:22  
79 Tom Last (GBr) IG - Sigma Sport 0:43:52  
80 Michael Cuming (GBr) Rapha Condor 0:44:58  
81 George Atkins (GBr) Great Britain 0:45:00  
82 Marco Benffato (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 0:46:08  
83 Russell Hampton (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 0:49:45  
84 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:57:44  
85 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:58:23  
86 Rico Rogers (NZl) Node 4 - Giordana 1:00:19  
Points classification
1 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 62 pts
2 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team 53  
3 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 50  
4 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling 44  
5 Russell Downing (GBr) Endura Racing 44  
6 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp 41  
7 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Sharp 32  
8 Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Endura Racing 30  
9 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin - Sharp 26  
10 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 25  
11 Leopold Koenig (Cze) Team NetApp 23  
12 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 23  
13 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp 18  
14 Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team 16  
15 Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 15  
16 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team 13  
17 Peter Hawkins (Irl) IG - Sigma Sport 13  
18 Paul Voss (Ger) Endura Racing 10  
19 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 9  
20 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) UK Youth Cycling 9  
21 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team 9  
22 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp 8  
23 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 8  
24 Josh Edmondson (GBr) Great Britain 8  
25 Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) Endura Racing 8  
26 Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain 8  
27 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling 7  
28 Yanto Barker (GBr) UK Youth Cycling 7  
29 Chris Opie (GBr) UK Youth Cycling 7  
30 Ben Grenda (Aus) Rapha Condor 6  
31 Liam Holohan (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 6  
32 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 5  
33 Peter Williams (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 5  
34 Graham Briggs (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 5  
35 David Le Lay (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 4  
36 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 4  
37 David Clarke (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 3  
38 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 2  
39 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Raleigh - GAC 2  
40 Marco Benffato (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 2  
41 Richard Lang (Aus) Rapha Condor 1  
42 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) IG - Sigma Sport 1  
Mountains classification
1 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor 86 pts
2 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 44  
3 Peter Williams (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 32  
4 Richard Handley (GBr) Rapha Condor 32  
5 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Raleigh - GAC 31  
6 Russell Hampton (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 31  
7 Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Endura Racing 30  
8 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team 28  
9 Leopold Koenig (Cze) Team NetApp 24  
10 Dan Craven (Nam) IG - Sigma Sport 23  
11 Niels Wytinck (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 23  
12 Graham Briggs (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 19  
13 Peter Hawkins (Irl) IG - Sigma Sport 19  
14 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 18  
15 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) UK Youth Cycling 18  
16 Matthias Krizek (Aut) Liquigas - Cannondale 18  
17 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 16  
18 Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 16  
19 Josh Edmondson (GBr) Great Britain 15  
20 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team 15  
21 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp 14  
22 Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) Node 4 - Giordana 13  
23 Paul Voss (Ger) Endura Racing 11  
24 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 10  
25 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 9  
26 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 8  
27 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp 7  
28 Niklas Gustavsson (Swe) UK Youth Cycling 7  
29 Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp 6  
30 David Le Lay (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 6  
31 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 6  
32 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 5  
33 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 5  
34 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 4  
35 Liam Holohan (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 4  
36 Adrian Saez de Arregui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 4  
37 Jonny Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 4  
38 Jacek Morajko (Pol) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team 3  
39 Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 3  
40 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling 3  
41 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 2  
42 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling 1  
43 Russell Downing (GBr) Endura Racing 1  
44 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 1  
45 Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 1  
46 Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin - Sharp 1  
47 Ian Bibby (GBr) Endura Racing 1  
48 Lachlan Morton (Aus) Garmin - Sharp 1  
49 Michael Cuming (GBr) Rapha Condor 1  
Sprint classification
1 Peter Williams (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 29 pts
2 Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) Node 4 - Giordana 13  
3 Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Node 4 - Giordana 13  
4 Rony Martias (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 12  
5 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor 11  
6 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp 8  
7 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 8  
8 Graham Briggs (GBr) Raleigh - GAC 8  
9 Niklas Gustavsson (Swe) UK Youth Cycling 8  
10 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Raleigh - GAC 8  
11 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale 7  
12 Jonny Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 7  
13 Matthias Krizek (Aut) Liquigas - Cannondale 7  
14 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) UK Youth Cycling 7  
15 Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 7  
16 Peter Hawkins (Irl) IG - Sigma Sport 6  
17 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team 5  
18 Niels Wytinck (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 5  
19 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team 5  
20 Richard Handley (GBr) Rapha Condor 4  
21 Dan Craven (Nam) IG - Sigma Sport 4  
22 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 3  
23 David Le Lay (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 3  
24 Russell Downing (GBr) Endura Racing 2  
25 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
26 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 2  
27 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
28 Chris Opie (GBr) UK Youth Cycling 1  
29 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling    
Teams classification
1 Saur - Sojasun 75:57:13  
2 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:01:45  
3 Garmin - Sharp 0:05:40  
4 Endura Racing 0:06:56  
5 Team NetApp 0:07:04  
6 Liquigas - Cannondale 0:14:46  
7 An Post - Sean Kelly 0:20:20  
8 Sky Procycling 0:21:59  
9 UK Youth Cycling 0:23:02  
10 Node 4 - Giordana 0:23:17  
11 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:23:22  
12 Raleigh - GAC 0:31:15  
13 IG - Sigma Sport 0:35:10  
14 Rapha Condor 0:35:18  
15 Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:51:01  
16 Great Britain 0:57:38  
17 Orica - GreenEdge Cycling Team 1:05:23