Swift success in Sacramento

Winter weather re-routes Tour again

Team Sky's Ben Swift lived up to his surname by blasting to victory in the sprint on a shortened stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California, topping Peter Sagan of Liquigas-Cannondale and HTC-Highroad's Matthew Goss.

Swift's team was in firm control of the race on the final of three, 3.2km finishing circuits in Sacramento, and Swift nailed the sprint. "The team was absolutely unreal - it was fantastic. 100% thank you to the team," said Swift after the win, noting that he, rather than Paris-Nice stage winner Greg Henderson was the protected man for the sprint.

"Hendy hasn't raced since Scheldeprijs, and I've come off two wins in a month, so it was awesome."

The Sky rider had time to enjoy the win, but did not want to celebrate too soon. "You could feel that no one was around, but you got to go through the line before you put your hands up," commented Swift.

It's the fifth win of the season for the rider from Rotherham, after two stages of the Tour Down Under, one in the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon, and a win in the Tour de Romandie's stage 5 earlier this month.

Goss was one of the favourites for the day, and while the timing of the sprint wasn't perfect, he was optimistic with his form. "I would have liked to have won, but after five weeks of no racing and the first day back, I'm happy with the way I'm feeling," said Goss.

The Australian expects to find more sprint speed in the coming days. "Now after opening up a bit, I think I'll feel better in the next days."

HTC-Highroad directeur sportif Rolf Aldag added, "[Sky] really deserved the win. We just couldn't get it together that well." The trio of Bernhard Eisel, Leigh Howard, and Matt Goss have not raced together for a few weeks. "Howard moved to the right and Gossy decided to move left," explained Aldag. "Now they need to find the right rhythm and right set up."

Thanks to his stage victory, Ben Swift will wear the first Yellow Jersey of this year's Amgen Tour of California. Swift earned a time bonus for his victory, and now sits four seconds ahead of Sagan and six seconds ahead of Goss.

Swift also holds the lead in the points classification, while Sagan will wear the best young rider's jersey. Up and coming American Taylor Phinney of BMC Racing Team now sits second in the young rider's classification, after his eighth place finish in the sprint.

James Driscoll of Jamis-Sutter Home, who spent much of the day out in the breakaway, won the Breakaway From Cancer Most Courageous Rider award. Driscoll, who is set to graduate from the University of Vermont with a degree in Mechanical Engineering said, "I'd rather have the jersey I got than a cap and gown."

He was not surprised to be caught short of the finish. "It was a pretty classic formulaic sprinter stage, so I knew the sprinters' teams would chase us down. But it is good to ride aggressive and represent my sponsors."

Bissell's Ben Jacques-Maynes was disappointed to not be awarded most courageous after first bridging to the breakaway and then attacking so he was last man caught, but unbeknownst to him the jury had voted some 20km earlier.

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"It was as long as you could get for a 75-mile day. I thought that the jersey would be up for grabs and that is why I attacked at the very end. I felt great out there and it felt good to finally be racing. It was a short day and it was time to work hard."

Snow re-routes start Nevada City

The race set out from Nevada City after snowy conditions in the original start town of Squaw Valley forced the organizers to revise the course for the second day in a row. The new stage ran 122.8km kilometers instead of the planned 214.4 and included an additional two laps on the finishing circuit. The revised course also removed the intermediate sprints and their time bonuses as well as the King of the Mountains line at Donner Pass. Only the stage finish carried points and time bonuses, and the stage victory held the additional caché of earning the first leader's jersey of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California.

With so many fresh legs in the field after Sunday's cancelled stage, the racing began aggressively. Though most riders expected the race to end in a sprint, many teams still wanted to show their sponsors' colors in the break. Sebastian Alexandre, the team manager of Jamis-Sutter Home, said before the start: "It is also important for our sponsors and our team to race well, and to try to put on a good show. We will try to do that every day this week."

The team's Jamey Driscoll helped establish an early break of three along with Laszlo Bodrogi (Team Type 1-Sanofi Aventis) and Timon Seubert (Team NetApp), and once they were joined by Ben Jacques-Maynes (Team Bissell) the foursome quickly established itself as the move of the day.

As the race began the long descent down the Sierra Nevada foothills, the break steadily built up its advantage. With just over 70 kilometers to go, the gap stood at five minutes. Sergio Hernandez (Jelly Belly p/b Kenda) tried to make it across to the break, but never quite made the junction. The leading four, which included a four-time Hungarian National Time Trial Champion in Bodrogi and a former team pursuiter in Seubert, rotated smoothly with all four contributing to the effort.

As the kilometers ticked down, the bunch steadily whittled away the foursome's advantage. Just inside 50 kilometers to go, the gap had fallen to 3:30. The sprinters' teams collaborated smoothly on the front with no one team doing all the work, and the headwind complicated the efforts of the breakaway to hold their advantage.

Four riders against the combined strength of Team Sky, Rabobank, Liquigas-Cannondale, and HTC-Highroad stood little chance. The race hit the wide roads of the suburban outskirts of California's capital city, and the gap fell precipitously, hitting the magic minute at 20.5 kilometers to go.

Rain falls on closing circuits, riders take it safe

With the entrance to the final circuits in sight, the field had nearly absorbed the break. Ben Jacques-Maynes made a late dash for freedom and tried desperately to hold off the charging bunch. It was a brave move with little hope for success. With 13 kilometers to race, it was all back together, and the teams began to position for the sprint.

On the opening lap, Saxo Bank went to the front early for their sprinters Juan José and Sebastian Haedo. Garmin-Cervélo also came to the front in the hope of setting up World Champion Thor Hushovd for a sprint victory. Their efforts came to nothing as Team Sky asserted their authority.

With two laps to go, rain began to fall on portions of the circuit which made for difficult cornering.

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"We had a plan to hit the front with one lap to go," said stage winner and race leader Ben Swift. "They played into our hands a little bit, they went to the front a little too early," said the Sky rider of his rival teams' tactics.

Coming into the last lap it was the Spidertech C10 team at the front trying to set up Keven Lacombe, and the French Canadian opened up the sprint only to be pushed to fourth by the rush of Swift, Sagan and Goss.

"We tried to control the front because that is so much easier," said Lacombe. "With the rain and all the corners it was really dangerous. I think it really helped me to be fresh for the end. Actually it's a team effort, and at the end I tried to do my best, but the last 50m I got passed by three guys. We still have a lot of stages to do, so we will try to do the same and maybe it will work."

Sky's Alex Dowsett was pleased at how the team timed its final push to deliver its man to the win.  "We had a plan to take it on just inside the last lap and that's exactly what happened. It all went perfectly to be honest, I was glad Swifty could pull off the win."

Full Results
1Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling2:47:12 
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale  
3Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
4Kevin Lacombe (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
5Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard  
6Alejandro Alberto Borrajo (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home  
7Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
8Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
9Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
10Shawn Milne (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
11Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling  
12Alexander Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
13Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
14Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
15Frank Kevin Pipp (USA) Bissell Cycling  
16Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack  
17Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp  
18Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek  
19Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
20Ken Hanson (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
21Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
22Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
23Ben King (USA) Team RadioShack  
24Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack  
25George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
26Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
27Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad  
28Anibal Andres Borrajo (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home  
29Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
30Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
31Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard  
32Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
33Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
34Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling  
35Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling  
36Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad  
37Martin Gilbert (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
38Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
39Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home  
40Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad  
41Gustav Larsson (Swe) Saxo Bank Sungard  
42Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
43Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
44Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp  
45Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling  
46Reid Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
47Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:09 
48Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack0:00:11 
49Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek  
50Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team  
51Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis - Sutter Home  
52Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
53Michael Friedman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
54Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling  
55Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:15 
56Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
57Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack  
58David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
59Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
60Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek  
61Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
62Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
63William Dugan (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
64Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp  
65Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
66Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling  
67Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
68Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
69Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad  
70Ryan Anderson (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
71Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank Sungard  
72Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
73Jesús Del Nero Montes (Spa) Team NetApp  
74Cameron Wurf (Aus) Liquigas-Cannondale  
75Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
76Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
77Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
78Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek  
79Benjamin Day (Ita) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
80Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
81James Stemper (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
82Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
83Jason Donald (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
84Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
85Tom Zirbel (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home  
86Stefan Denifl (Aut) Leopard Trek  
87Jacob Rytlewski (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
88Lucas Euser (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
89Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
90Christian Meier (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
91Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
92William Dickeson (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
93Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling  
94Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team NetApp  
95Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp  
96Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:26 
97Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
98Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
99Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
100Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
101Michael Creed (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
102Andrew Pinfold (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
103Andy Guptill (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home  
104Jason McCartney (USA) Team RadioShack  
105Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack  
106Anders Lund (Den) Leopard Trek  
107Timothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:33 
108Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:00:41 
109Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad  
110Roman Kilun (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
111Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
112Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Bissell Cycling  
113Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
114Luca Damiani (Ita) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
115Phillip Gaimon (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
116Rob Britton (Can) Bissell Cycling  
117Zachary Bell (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
118Martin Pedersen (Den) Leopard Trek  
119Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard  
120Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
121Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
122Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling  
123Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
124Paul Mach (USA) Bissell Cycling  
125Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
126Martin Mortensen (Den) Leopard Trek  
127Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
128Jose Fernando Antogna (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home  
129Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Team NetApp0:00:52 
130Charles Wegelius (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:00:59 
131Alex Hagman (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
132Alastair Loutit (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda0:01:19 
133Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard0:01:21 
134Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:23 
135Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
136Chad Hartley (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
137Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
138Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack  
139Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
140Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda0:02:04 
141Timon Seubert (Ger) Team NetApp0:02:13 
142Sergio Hernandez (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda0:02:16 
143James Driscoll (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home0:02:56 
144Nic Hamilton (Can) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda0:03:31 
Points - Finish
1Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling15pts
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale12 
3Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad10 
4Kevin Lacombe (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C107 
5Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard6 
6Alejandro Alberto Borrajo (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home5 
7Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo4 
8Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team3 
9Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team2 
10Shawn Milne (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder1 
Best young rider
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale2:47:12 
2Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
3Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
4Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
5Ben King (USA) Team RadioShack  
6Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
7Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad  
8Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:15 
9Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:26 
10Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
11Timothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:33 
12Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard0:00:41 
13Alastair Loutit (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda0:01:19 
Teams
1Sky Procycling8:21:36 
2HTC-Highroad  
3Team Garmin-Cervelo  
4BMC Racing Team  
5Team RadioShack  
6Liquigas-Cannondale  
7Jamis - Sutter Home  
8Saxo Bank Sungard  
9Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
10Bissell Cycling0:00:11 
11Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
12Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:15 
13UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
14Team NetApp  
15Leopard Trek0:00:26 
16Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:00:30 
17Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
18Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
General classification after stage 2
1Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling2:47:02 
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:04 
3Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad0:00:06 
4Kevin Lacombe (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:00:10 
5Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard  
6Alejandro Alberto Borrajo (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home  
7Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
8Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
9Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
10Shawn Milne (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
11Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling  
12Alexander Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
13Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
14Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
15Frank Kevin Pipp (USA) Bissell Cycling  
16Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack  
17Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp  
18Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek  
19Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
20Ken Hanson (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
21Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
22Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
23Ben King (USA) Team RadioShack  
24Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack  
25George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
26Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
27Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad  
28Anibal Andres Borrajo (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home  
29Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
30Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
31Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard  
32Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
33Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
34Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling  
35Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling  
36Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad  
37Martin Gilbert (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
38Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
39Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home  
40Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad  
41Gustav Larsson (Swe) Saxo Bank Sungard  
42Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
43Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
44Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp  
45Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling  
46Reid Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
47Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:19 
48Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack0:00:21 
49Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek  
50Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team  
51Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis - Sutter Home  
52Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
53Michael Friedman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
54Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling  
55Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:25 
56Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
57Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack  
58David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
59Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
60Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek  
61Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
62Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
63William Dugan (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
64Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp  
65Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
66Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling  
67Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
68Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
69Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad  
70Ryan Anderson (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
71Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank Sungard  
72Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
73Jesús Del Nero Montes (Spa) Team NetApp  
74Cameron Wurf (Aus) Liquigas-Cannondale  
75Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
76Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
77Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
78Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek  
79Benjamin Day (Ita) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
80Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
81James Stemper (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
82Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
83Jason Donald (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
84Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
85Tom Zirbel (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home  
86Stefan Denifl (Aut) Leopard Trek  
87Jacob Rytlewski (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
88Lucas Euser (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
89Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
90Christian Meier (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
91Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
92William Dickeson (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
93Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling  
94Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team NetApp  
95Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp  
96Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:36 
97Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
98Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
99Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
100Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
101Michael Creed (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
102Andrew Pinfold (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
103Andy Guptill (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home  
104Jason McCartney (USA) Team RadioShack  
105Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack  
106Anders Lund (Den) Leopard Trek  
107Timothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:43 
108Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:00:51 
109Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad  
110Roman Kilun (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
111Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
112Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Bissell Cycling  
113Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
114Luca Damiani (Ita) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
115Phillip Gaimon (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
116Rob Britton (Can) Bissell Cycling  
117Zachary Bell (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
118Martin Pedersen (Den) Leopard Trek  
119Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard  
120Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
121Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
122Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling  
123Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
124Paul Mach (USA) Bissell Cycling  
125Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
126Martin Mortensen (Den) Leopard Trek  
127Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
128Jose Fernando Antogna (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home  
129Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Team NetApp0:01:02 
130Charles Wegelius (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:01:09 
131Alex Hagman (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
132Alastair Loutit (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda0:01:29 
133Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard0:01:31 
134Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:33 
135Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
136Chad Hartley (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
137Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
138Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack  
139Will Routley (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
140Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda0:02:14 
141Timon Seubert (Ger) Team NetApp0:02:23 
142Sergio Hernandez (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda0:02:26 
143James Driscoll (USA) Jamis - Sutter Home0:03:06 
144Nic Hamilton (Can) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda0:03:41 
Points classification
1Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling15pts
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale12 
3Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad10 
4Kevin Lacombe (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C107 
5Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard6 
6Alejandro Alberto Borrajo (Arg) Jamis - Sutter Home5 
7Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo4 
8Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team3 
9Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team2 
10Shawn Milne (USA) Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder1 
Best young rider classification
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale2:47:06 
2Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:06 
3Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
4Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
5Ben King (USA) Team RadioShack  
6Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
7Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad  
8Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:21 
9Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:32 
10Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
11Timothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:39 
12Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard0:00:47 
13Alastair Loutit (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda0:01:25 
Teams classification
1Sky Procycling8:21:36 
2HTC-Highroad  
3Team Garmin-Cervelo  
4BMC Racing Team  
5Team RadioShack  
6Liquigas-Cannondale  
7Jamis - Sutter Home  
8Saxo Bank Sungard  
9Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
10Bissell Cycling0:00:11 
11Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth  
12Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:15 
13UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
14Team NetApp  
15Leopard Trek0:00:26 
16Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:00:30 
17Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling presented by Geargrinder  
18Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  

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