Bennett wins Tour of Britain stage 5 in Caerphilly

Wiggins remains in leader's jersey

It was a day for the climbers to show their hand at the Tour of Britain, but in the end, it was fast man Sam Bennett (An Post-Chainreaction) who came up trumps with a fine sprint victory in Caerphilly on stage 5, while Bradley Wiggins (Sky) retained his overall lead.

While Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and Bennett’s fellow Irishman Dan Martin (Garmin-Sharp) illuminated the race by attacking on the twin ascents of Caerphilly Mountain in the finale, Bennett battled gamely to stay in touch with the gold jersey group, and then showed a savvy beyond his years to find the perfect position in a disjointed sprint finish.

Just over four kilometres separated the summit of Caerphilly Mountain from the finish line, and after late escapee David Le Lay (Sojasun) was swept up, IAM Cycling tried to take control of the select leading group in a bid to set up their general classification hope Martin Elmiger.

Bennett was wise to the danger, however, and he deftly latched onto their makeshift train coming underneath the red kite. The 22-year-old then picked his way to the front of the group as he swung through the final right-hand bend, before delivering a crisp sprint to hold off Michal Golas (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) and Elmiger.

After claiming the win, Bennett bashfully admitted that he had some prior knowledge of the day’s finale, having competed in last year’s Tour of Britain. “I pulled out this time last year, so I got to see it from the car!” Bennett joked. “I knew if I could just hang on up the climb, I’d recuperate quick enough for the sprint.

“Going over the top of Caerphilly Mountain, I knew when I got in the front group, I could relax until 2k to go. I saw that there were three IAM guys in the group and I knew they would try something, so I got on their wheel with 1k to go. Then I took a bit of a gamble coming into the last corner but I got away with it.”

In the overall standings, Bradley Wiggins maintains a lead of 37 seconds over his teammate Ian Stannard, while Elmiger pegged back a little time thanks to picking up a bonus for his third-place finish. The Briton was pleased with his day’s work, however, having wisely opted to follow his own tempo on Caerphilly Mountain rather than follow Quintana and Martin’s accelerations immediately.

“I don’t have the acceleration that Dan and Quintana have, but I know how to pace my effort and it works for me. I won the Tour de France like that. I’ll continue to do that,” said Wiggins, who praised his Sky team’s work on the front throughout the day.

“I keep saying I’m nothing without that team and they controlled it all day. Ian and David Lopez left me with nothing to do until the last kilometre.”

Quintana and Martin on the offensive

After the peloton was flagged away in drearily wet conditions in northern Wales, a four-man break featuring Jacob Rathe (Garmin-Sharp), Stefano Pirazzi (Bardiani CSF-Inox), Peter Williams (Team IG-Sigma Sport) and the hyperactive Angel Madrazo (Movistar) jumped clear and established a lead of three minutes over the bunch.

Sky’s foot soldiers duly set the tempo at the head of the main field for most of the day’s trek southwards through Wales, where, mercifully, the sun eventually poked its way shyly through the dark clouds overhead and the roads dried off.

Madrazo claimed the mountains points atop Cwm Owen and Brecon Beacons, but a sudden injection of pace from Alex Dowsett (Movistar) saw the break’s lead crumble by the time the race reached the foot of Caerphilly Mountain for the first time with 14 kilometres to race. Dowsett would pay for those efforts, however, and lost time after his teammate Quintana attacked on the final climbs.

Pirazzi was the last of the escapees to be reeled in, and shortly after he was caught, the impassive figure of Nairo Quintana danced to the front of the peloton and then bobbed his way clear of the field. He brought Francesco Bongiorno (Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox) with him for company, and while his acceleration shattered the peloton into small groups, he was unable to put Wiggins into any real difficulty, and 25 or so riders massed at the front on the way back down the mountain.

Between the two ascents, David Le Lay (Sojasun) tried his luck off the front, but his rally was brought to a halt by a fierce acceleration from Dan Martin (Garmin-Sharp) the second time up the climb. The Irishman is targeting the world championships road race in Florence, but impressive though he was in ripping clear of the field, the truth is that Caerphilly Mountain was not long enough to allow him to put Wiggins et al under real pressure.

Quintana bridged across to Martin as they crested the summit, but the Tour of Britain’s two outstanding climbing talents were caught almost immediately afterwards and a reduced yellow jersey group hurtled towards the finish in Caerphilly.

After Le Lay’s second attack fizzled out, IAM Cycling tried to take matters in hand for Elmiger, but ultimately, it was Sam Bennett who quietly reeled off the stage win after enduring a near miss at Kenal earlier in the week.

As a native of Carrick-on-Suir, Bennett’s performances have been inviting comparisons with the town’s most famous son Sean Kelly even before he claimed a stage win in Ireland’s national tour, the Rás, as an 18-year-old in 2009. A knee injury in 2010 prevented him from riding as a stagiaire with FDJ, and Bennett joined An Post-Sean Kelly the following year, where he has enjoyed a strong run of results this season.

In winning at Caerphilly, Bennett follows in the wheel tracks of Kelly, who announced himself on the international stage with stage victories at the Tour of Britain’s forerunner, the Milk Race, in 1975 and 1976, but his performances this week have perhaps also highlighted his readiness to move beyond the Continental ranks.

“I wanted to really step up this year and I wanted to move up a level. I’m delighted with the win,” Bennett said. “It was a hard finish and I’m delighted.”

Full Results
1Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction4:35:29 
2Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
3Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
4David Lelay (Fra) Sojasun  
5Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Sharp  
6Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain  
7Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling  
8Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling  
9Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
10Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team  
11Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
12Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN-Qhubeka  
13Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling  
14Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp  
15David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling  
16Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Sojasun0:00:24 
17Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp-Endura  
18Liam Holohan (GBr) Madison Genesis  
19Adam Yates (GBr) Great Britain  
20Steven Lampier (GBr) Node 4-Giordana Racing  
21Richard Handley (GBr) Rapha Condor  
22Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:01 
23Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) Team UK Youth  
24Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura  
25Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling  
26Mark McNally (GBr) An Post-Chainreaction  
27Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
28Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) Team NetApp-Endura  
29Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
30Michael Cuming (GBr) Rapha Condor  
31Yanto Barker (GBr) Team UK Youth  
32Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Sojasun  
33Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
34Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:01:15 
35Jonathan Mould (GBr) Team UK Youth0:01:19 
36Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:02:15 
37Lachlan Norris (Aus) Team Raleigh0:02:45 
38Ben Greenwood (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport0:02:58 
39Wouter Sybrandy (Ned) Team IG-Sigma Sport  
40Will Stephenson (GBr) Rapha Condor  
41Meron Russom (Eri) MTN-Qhubeka  
42Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
43Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka  
44Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
45Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor  
46Robert Partridge (GBr) Team UK Youth  
47Nicolas Vereecken (Ned) An Post-Chainreaction  
48Christophe Laborie (Fra) Sojasun  
49Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team  
50Shem Rodger (NZl) Node 4-Giordana Racing  
51Chris Opie (GBr) Team UK Youth  
52Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
53James Williamson (NZl) Node 4-Giordana Racing  
54Sacha Modolo (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
55Michael James Northey (NZl) Node 4-Giordana Racing  
56Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling  
57Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
58Peter Hawkins (Irl) Team IG-Sigma Sport0:04:43 
59Alexandre Blain (Fra) Team Raleigh  
60Juraj Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
61Aaron Gate (NZl) An Post-Chainreaction  
62Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Team UK Youth  
63Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
64Songezo Jim (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka  
65Evan Oliphant (GBr) Team Raleigh0:05:19 
66Sean Downey (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction  
67Alex Peters (GBr) Madison Genesis  
68Andrew Tennant (GBr) Madison Genesis0:06:14 
69Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport  
70Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:06:38 
71Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura  
72Shane Archbold (NZl) An Post-Chainreaction  
73Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
74James Moss (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport  
75Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin-Sharp  
76Thomas Scully (NZl) Team Raleigh  
77Alistair Slater (GBr) Great Britain  
78Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Great Britain  
79Thomas Moses (GBr) Team Raleigh  
80Owain Doull (GBr) Great Britain  
81Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
82Erick Rowsell (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura  
83Mark Christian (GBr) Team Raleigh  
84Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
85Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
86Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Sojasun  
87Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:09:20 
88Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling  
89Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team  
90Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
91Peter Williams (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport  
92George Atkins (GBr) Great Britain  
93Nicolò Martinello (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
94Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling  
95Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling  
96Dean Downing (GBr) Madison Genesis  
97Luke Grivell-Mellor (GBr) Rapha Condor  
98Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
99Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team  
DNSThomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM Cycling  
DNFIan Bibby (GBr) Madison Genesis  
DNFJose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team  
Points
1Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction15pts
2Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step14 
3Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling13 
4David Lelay (Fra) Sojasun12 
5Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Sharp11 
6Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain10 
7Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling9 
8Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling8 
9Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling7 
10Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team6 
11Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox5 
12Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN-Qhubeka4 
13Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling3 
14Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp2 
15David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling1 
Sprint 1 - Newbridge on Wye, 68.5km
1Peter Williams (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport5pts
2Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp3 
3Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox2 
4Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team1 
Sprint 2 - Libanus, 109km
1Peter Williams (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport5pts
2Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp3 
3Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team2 
4Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox1 
Sprint 3 - Ystrad Mynach, 155.5km
1Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp5pts
2Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox3 
3Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team2 
4Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling1 
Mountain 1 - Cwm Owen (Cat. 1) 83.3km
1Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team10pts
2Peter Williams (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport9 
3Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp8 
4Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox7 
5Sean Downey (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction6 
6Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling5 
7Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling4 
8Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling3 
9David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling2 
10Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling1 
Mountain 2 - Brecon Beacon (Cat. 1) 116.3km
1Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team10pts
2Peter Williams (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport9 
3Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp8 
4Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox7 
5Sean Downey (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction6 
6Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling5 
7Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling4 
8Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling3 
9Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling2 
10David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling1 
Mountain 3 - Caerphilly Mountain (Cat. 1) 164.7km
1Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team10pts
2Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox9 
3Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain8 
4Richard Handley (GBr) Rapha Condor7 
5David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling6 
6Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling5 
7Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp4 
8Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN-Qhubeka3 
9Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling2 
10David Lelay (Fra) Sojasun1 
Mountain 4 - Caerphilly Mountain (Cat. 1) 172.2km
1Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp10pts
2Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team9 
3Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN-Qhubeka8 
4Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling7 
5David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling6 
6Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling5 
7Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Sharp4 
8David Lelay (Fra) Sojasun3 
9Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox2 
10Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain1 
Young riders
1Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain4:35:29 
2Adam Yates (GBr) Great Britain0:00:24 
3Jonathan Mould (GBr) Team UK Youth0:01:19 
4Will Stephenson (GBr) Rapha Condor0:02:58 
5Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling  
6Alex Peters (GBr) Madison Genesis0:05:19 
7Alistair Slater (GBr) Great Britain0:06:38 
8Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Great Britain  
9Thomas Moses (GBr) Team Raleigh  
10Owain Doull (GBr) Great Britain  
11George Atkins (GBr) Great Britain0:09:20 
12Luke Grivell-Mellor (GBr) Rapha Condor  
13Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
Teams
1IAM Cycling13:46:27 
2Sky Procycling  
3Sojasun0:01:25 
4Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:02:16 
5Team NetApp-Endura0:02:26 
6Team UK Youth0:03:21 
7AN Post-Chain Reaction0:03:59 
8Rapha Condor JLT0:04:23 
9UnitedHealthcare0:05:00 
10MTN-Qhubeka0:05:56 
11Cannondale0:06:14 
12Node 4 Giordana Racing0:06:20 
13Garmin-Sharp0:06:38 
14Great Britain0:07:02 
15Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:09:36 
16Team IG Sigma Sport0:10:39 
17Madison Genesis0:11:57 
18Movistar0:12:18 
19Team Raleigh0:12:47 
General classification after stage 5
1Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling20:47:05 
2Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:37 
3Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:00:43 
4Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Sharp0:00:55 
5Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:01:12 
6David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling0:01:17 
7Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN-Qhubeka0:01:18 
8Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain0:01:23 
9Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp0:01:38 
10Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling0:01:44 
11Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling0:01:52 
12Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Sojasun0:01:55 
13Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team0:01:56 
14Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:02:14 
15Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) Team NetApp-Endura0:02:22 
16Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) Team UK Youth0:02:31 
17Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp-Endura0:02:35 
18Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:02:41 
19Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:02:42 
20Richard Handley (GBr) Rapha Condor0:02:45 
21Mark McNally (GBr) An Post-Chainreaction0:02:46 
22David Lelay (Fra) Sojasun0:02:47 
23Liam Holohan (GBr) Madison Genesis0:02:53 
24Steven Lampier (GBr) Node 4-Giordana Racing0:03:06 
25Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura0:03:14 
26Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:03:31 
27Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling0:04:05 
28Sacha Modolo (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:04:37 
29Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka0:04:39 
30Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:04:45 
31Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:04:53 
32Wouter Sybrandy (Ned) Team IG-Sigma Sport0:05:14 
33Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:05:19 
34Yanto Barker (GBr) Team UK Youth0:05:42 
35Nicolas Vereecken (Ned) An Post-Chainreaction0:05:52 
36Robert Partridge (GBr) Team UK Youth0:06:12 
37Shem Rodger (NZl) Node 4-Giordana Racing0:06:22 
38Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor0:08:20 
39Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction0:08:22 
40Andrew Tennant (GBr) Madison Genesis0:08:45 
41Alistair Slater (GBr) Great Britain0:08:53 
42Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura0:08:57 
43Evan Oliphant (GBr) Team Raleigh0:09:07 
44Thomas Moses (GBr) Team Raleigh0:09:12 
45Thomas Scully (NZl) Team Raleigh0:09:15 
46Alexandre Blain (Fra) Team Raleigh  
47Erick Rowsell (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura0:09:47 
48Sean Downey (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction0:09:51 
49Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team0:10:17 
50Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:10:20 
51Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:10:22 
52Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:10:46 
53Michael James Northey (NZl) Node 4-Giordana Racing0:11:01 
54Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:11:17 
55Peter Williams (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport0:12:01 
56Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:12:08 
57Meron Russom (Eri) MTN-Qhubeka0:12:23 
58Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Team UK Youth0:12:52 
59Will Stephenson (GBr) Rapha Condor0:12:53 
60Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:13:30 
61Owain Doull (GBr) Great Britain0:13:46 
62Christophe Laborie (Fra) Sojasun0:14:03 
63Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:14:38 
64Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin-Sharp0:14:58 
65Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport0:15:12 
66Aaron Gate (NZl) An Post-Chainreaction0:15:13 
67Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:16:38 
68Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:17:09 
69Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Great Britain0:17:29 
70Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team0:17:39 
71Lachlan Norris (Aus) Team Raleigh0:17:45 
72James Williamson (NZl) Node 4-Giordana Racing0:17:58 
73Michael Cuming (GBr) Rapha Condor0:18:34 
74Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:18:36 
75Shane Archbold (NZl) An Post-Chainreaction0:18:55 
76Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling0:19:02 
77Juraj Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:19:16 
78Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:19:41 
79Alex Peters (GBr) Madison Genesis0:21:17 
80James Moss (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport0:21:42 
81Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Sojasun0:22:00 
82Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team0:22:26 
83Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:22:28 
84Ben Greenwood (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport0:22:48 
85Chris Opie (GBr) Team UK Youth0:24:11 
86Nicolò Martinello (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:24:29 
87Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling0:24:36 
88Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling0:25:08 
89Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Sojasun0:25:46 
90Mark Christian (GBr) Team Raleigh0:28:12 
91Luke Grivell-Mellor (GBr) Rapha Condor0:30:38 
92Songezo Jim (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka0:31:05 
93Dean Downing (GBr) Madison Genesis0:31:30 
94Adam Yates (GBr) Great Britain0:32:54 
95George Atkins (GBr) Great Britain0:37:12 
96Peter Hawkins (Irl) Team IG-Sigma Sport0:38:55 
97Jonathan Mould (GBr) Team UK Youth0:39:48 
98Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling0:40:37 
99Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:43:56 
Points classification
1Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction35pts
2Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling34 
3Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Sharp34 
4Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step30 
5Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling29 
6Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka28 
7Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step25 
8Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling24 
9Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling23 
10Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain22 
11Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Sojasun22 
12Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling21 
13Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox21 
14Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin-Sharp20 
15Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN-Qhubeka18 
16Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team14 
17Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step14 
18Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura13 
19David Lelay (Fra) Sojasun12 
20David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling11 
21Owain Doull (GBr) Great Britain10 
22Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) Team NetApp-Endura9 
23Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) Team UK Youth9 
24Shane Archbold (NZl) An Post-Chainreaction9 
25Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling8 
26Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox8 
27Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Great Britain8 
28Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox7 
29Chris Opie (GBr) Team UK Youth7 
30Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp6 
31Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team6 
32Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step6 
33James Williamson (NZl) Node 4-Giordana Racing6 
34Sacha Modolo (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox5 
35Andrew Tennant (GBr) Madison Genesis5 
36Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Team UK Youth5 
37Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling3 
38Dean Downing (GBr) Madison Genesis3 
39Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team2 
40Nicolas Vereecken (Ned) An Post-Chainreaction1 
41Christophe Laborie (Fra) Sojasun1 
Sprint classification
1Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team21pts
2Aaron Gate (NZl) An Post-Chainreaction18 
3Thomas Scully (NZl) Team Raleigh13 
4Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp11 
5Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox11 
6Peter Williams (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport10 
7Christophe Laborie (Fra) Sojasun7 
8Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport7 
9Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox6 
10Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Sojasun5 
11Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor4 
12Peter Hawkins (Irl) Team IG-Sigma Sport4 
13Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling2 
14Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Great Britain2 
15Sean Downey (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction2 
16Michael James Northey (NZl) Node 4-Giordana Racing2 
17Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling1 
18Alistair Slater (GBr) Great Britain1 
19Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling1 
20Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling1 
Mountains classification
1Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team54pts
2Sean Downey (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction28 
3Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Sojasun28 
4Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team26 
5Michael James Northey (NZl) Node 4-Giordana Racing25 
6Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp24 
7Peter Williams (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport18 
8Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp16 
9David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling15 
10Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox14 
11Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor12 
12Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling11 
13Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN-Qhubeka11 
14Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox11 
15Aaron Gate (NZl) An Post-Chainreaction10 
16Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling10 
17Peter Hawkins (Irl) Team IG-Sigma Sport9 
18Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain9 
19Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Great Britain9 
20Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling8 
21Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport8 
22Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling8 
23Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling7 
24Richard Handley (GBr) Rapha Condor7 
25Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Sharp4 
26David Lelay (Fra) Sojasun4 
27Ben Greenwood (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport4 
28Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling3 
29Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step2 
30Thomas Scully (NZl) Team Raleigh2 
31Christophe Laborie (Fra) Sojasun2 
32Lachlan Norris (Aus) Team Raleigh2 
33Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale Pro Cycling2 
34Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step2 
35Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling2 
36Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling1 
37Alistair Slater (GBr) Great Britain1 
38Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox1 
Young riders classification
1Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain20:48:28 
2Alistair Slater (GBr) Great Britain0:07:30 
3Thomas Moses (GBr) Team Raleigh0:07:49 
4Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:09:54 
5Will Stephenson (GBr) Rapha Condor0:11:30 
6Owain Doull (GBr) Great Britain0:12:23 
7Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Great Britain0:16:06 
8Alex Peters (GBr) Madison Genesis0:19:54 
9Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling0:23:45 
10Luke Grivell-Mellor (GBr) Rapha Condor0:29:15 
11Adam Yates (GBr) Great Britain0:31:31 
12George Atkins (GBr) Great Britain0:35:49 
13Jonathan Mould (GBr) Team UK Youth0:38:25 
Teams classification
1Sky Procycling62:23:10 
2IAM Cycling0:02:03 
3Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:04:32 
4Team NetApp-Endura0:05:15 
5Sojasun0:05:46 
6AN Post-Chain Reaction0:07:06 
7Garmin-Sharp0:09:00 
8Team UK Youth0:09:30 
9UnitedHealthcare0:11:25 
10Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:12:04 
11Movistar0:14:29 
12MTN-Qhubeka0:14:49 
13Great Britain0:15:28 
14Rapha Condor JLT0:17:46 
15Node 4 Giordana Racing0:18:34 
16Team Raleigh0:19:19 
17Team IG Sigma Sport0:22:49 
18Madison Genesis0:26:08 
19Cannondale0:33:59 

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