Sagan wins in Santa Cruz

Sagan keeps overall lead

Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) made it two from two to claim his second stage win at the Amgen Tour of California Monday. The Liquigas sprinter extended his lead in GC with the win, while Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Barracuda) and Leigh Howard (Orica-GreenEdge) picked up second and third.

Sagan was once again head and shoulders above of his competition, and like yesterday's stage 1, when a puncture threatened to derail his chances, he was thrown into jeopardy with a crash on the penultimate climb of the day.

Despite the spill, and a string of mechanical pit stops back at the team car, Sagan was perfectly placed inside the final kilometres. Rounding the final corner it was every sprinter for himself, and as Sagan used his handling skills to slingshot for the line. Howard was simply left for dead, and Haussler was only able to come through for second.

Sagan admitted that he may have surprised even himself with the strength in the finish.

"With two climbs in the end of the stage today, I am really happy to win," he said, celebrating his fifth stage win at the Tour of California. "I was thinking when I was still in the front group on the last climb I would try and win another stage. I knew the last corner was close to the finish so I decided to take the turn from the first position, and I won the stage."

How it unfolded

Just as with the opening stage, the attacking began immediately after the bunch rolled out of the neutral start through the San Francisco's Presidio in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Alexandre Geniez (Argos-Shimano) and Tom Zirbel (Optum Pro Cycling-Kelly Benefit Strategies) attacked off the front and built an advantage of two minutes before Geniez decided not to contribute. The pair eventually sat up as the field bore down on them and brought them back into the fold on Highway 101 along the Pacific Ocean.

A group of six riders immediately counter attacked and established the breakaway that would stick together until they turned away from the coast and headed up toward the Bonny Doon climb. Geniez once again made the break, along with Brad White (UnitedHealthcare), Jeremy Vennell (Bissell Pro Cycling), Mike Creed (Optum Pro Cycling-Kelly Benefit Strategies), Lloyd Mondory (AG2R) and Juan Pablo Suarez (Columbia Coldeportes).

"The break rode well," White said. "There wasn't a big chase behind, so we rode fairly easy until they started chasing. When they started chasing we picked up our pace."

The gap opened up to more than nine minutes before the Bonny Doon climb but quickly evaporated as the ascent broke apart the breakaway. Geniez, White and Vennell, who started the day just 10 seconds behind the overall leader, dropped their three breakaway companions and set off on their own. But Geniez seemed unhappy with the trio's pace and attacked the group, getting away and trying his luck alone.

"A few of us tried to get away on Bonny Doon," White said. "But the Argos guy was just stronger. Vennell and I tried to limit our losses and re-catch him, but we weren't able to. We held off as long as we could."

The Argos rider kept the peloton in check until the higher slopes of Bear Creek, the second climb of the day. With Garmin-Barracuda intent on shaking off Sagan the gap quickly came down, and with 35 kilometres to race, Geniez was brought back, and large group of more than half the original peloton screamed off the slopes of Bear Creek behind a line of Liquigas-Cannondale riders hoping to deliver Sagan to the finish in Santa Cruz.

Another crash in the lead group during the closing kilometres took down current US pro champion Matthew Busche and several BMC riders. Busche, who had been riding well up to that point, looked a little battered and bruised – and very disappointed.

"I don't know what happened," Busche said. "I was behind it and ran into it. I'm frustrated and a little sore."

The crash didn't affect the tip of the race as Liquigas continued to pour on the heat for Sagan, and the young Slovak rider rewarded their efforts with yet another Tour of California stage win.

Haussler, who finished second in as many tries, said that the large group at the finish may have been surprising, but it didn't make a difference in the result.

"I don't think the result would have been any different had it been a group of 30 or 40," Haussler said. "Peter Sagan and Leigh Howard were the main sprinters, and they were still there."

Howard moved up one spot from his fourth-place finish on stage 1. Orica-GreenEdge team director Neal Stephens said he was happy with the improvement, and the team would try to find a way to get past Sagan if the opportunity presented itself again.

"We're going to try and look for a way," Stephens said. "He's a very talented bike rider, so are many other bike riders out there as well. We've just got to try and look for a way to improve a little bit. We went one better today. Yesterday (Howard) had a little bad luck. He broke a rim coming into the finish. Today he had a pretty good run. The boys did a great job and so that's the main thing, if we do a good job we can hope to improve."

But they're running out of chances to get past Sagan in a sprint, as the slippery Slovakian phenom figures he might have another day in yellow before the big mountains come and he'll have to surrender his ambitions to work for his team leader.

"I'm very happy with this Tour of California," Sagan said. "It is starting very well for me. I would like to say thank you to my team for the good work they did for me. I am thinking there is maybe one more day for me before we start the harder climbs and we work for Vincenzo Nibali, but we will see."

The Amgen Tour of California continues Tuesday with 185.5 km stage from San Jose to Livermore.
 

Full results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale5:02:00 
2Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda  
3Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
4Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos - Shimano  
5Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy  
6Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
7Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
8Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
9Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos - Shimano  
10Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
11Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
12Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
13Alexander Candelario (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies  
14Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Argos - Shimano  
15Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
16Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
17George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
18Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
19Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
20Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan  
21Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
22Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
23Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10  
24Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
25Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
26Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling  
27Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
28Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos - Shimano  
29Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
30George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan  
31Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
32Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
33Raymond Kunzli (Swi) Spidertech Powered By C10  
34Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling  
35Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C10  
36Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan  
37Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
38Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
39Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
40Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
41Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
42Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
43Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
44Matt Cooke (USA) Team Exergy  
45Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
46Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10  
47Joseph Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
48Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
49Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
50Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
51Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
52David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
53Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
54Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
55Andrés Díaz Corrales (Col) Team Exergy  
56Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
57Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
58Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
59Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
60Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
61Ian Boswell (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
62Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
63Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
64Andrew Bajadali (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies0:00:44 
65Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
66Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
67Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan0:01:36 
68Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:02 
69Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:06:44 
70Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
71Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
72Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan0:08:16 
73Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
74Michael Rodriguez Galindo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
75Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
76Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
77Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
78Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Cycling  
79Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
80Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
81Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
82Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale  
83Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos - Shimano  
84Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:11:33 
85Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
86Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
87David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10  
88Sébastian Salas (Can) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies  
89Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
90Thomas Zirbel (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies  
91Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10  
92Scott Zwizanski (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies0:14:01 
93Michael Creed (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies  
94Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan  
95Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
96Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
97Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Argos - Shimano  
98Robbie McEwen (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
99Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
100Matthew Wilson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
101Jason McCartney (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
102Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda  
103Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling  
104Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
105Ryan Anderson (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10  
106Wilson Alexander Marentes Torres (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:14:45 
107Roger Kluge (Ger) Argos - Shimano  
108Michael Friedman (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies  
109Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy  
110Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Cycling  
111Javier Gonzalez Barrera (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
112Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
113Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10  
114Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
115Morgan Schmitt (USA) Team Exergy  
116Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
117Logan Loader (USA) Team Exergy  
118Sam Johnson (USA) Team Exergy  
119Ken Hanson (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies  
120Andrew Dahlheim (USA) Bissell Cycling  
121Marcel Kittel (Ger) Argos - Shimano  
122Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
123Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
124Juan Pablo Suarez Suarez (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
125Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
126Carlos Eduardo Alzate Escobar (Col) Team Exergy  
HDPatrick Bevin (NZl) Bissell Cycling0:33:59 
HDEric Young (USA) Bissell Cycling  
Sprint 1 - Pacifica, 27.9km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team5 pts
2Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3 
3Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team1 
Sprint 2 - Half Moon Bay, 41.6km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team5 pts
2Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling3 
3Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
Sprint 3 - Summit Rd., 165.6km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team5 pts
2Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3 
3Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan1 
Points - Finish, 188.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale15 pts
2Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda12 
3Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team10 
4Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos - Shimano7 
5Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy6 
6Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team5 
7Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team4 
8Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team3 
9Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos - Shimano2 
10Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep1 
Mountain 1 - Empire Grade (Cat. 1) 123.9km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos - Shimano10 pts
2Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team9 
3Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling7 
4Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6 
5David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C105 
6Sébastian Salas (Can) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies4 
7Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda2 
Mountain 2 - Bear Creek (Cat. 2) 154.7km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team8 pts
2Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team7 
3Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team6 
4Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team5 
5Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3 
Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale5:02:00 
2Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
3Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos - Shimano  
4Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
5Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
6Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10  
7Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
8George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan  
9Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
10Joseph Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
11Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
12Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
13Ian Boswell (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
14Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:08:16 
15Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
16David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C100:11:33 
17Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin - Barracuda0:14:45 
18Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
General classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale9:44:15 
2Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda0:00:08 
3Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:13 
4Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:00:14 
5Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy0:00:16 
6Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling  
7Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:00:17 
8Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:19 
9Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
10Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:20 
11Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
12George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
13Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos - Shimano  
14Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
15Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
16Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
17Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
18Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
19Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
20Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
21Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
22Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan  
23Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
24Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
25Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
26Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
27Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
28Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
29Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
30Raymond Kunzli (Swi) Spidertech Powered By C10  
31Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C10  
32Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
33Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
34Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
35Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
36Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
37David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
38Matt Cooke (USA) Team Exergy  
39Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
40Andrés Díaz Corrales (Col) Team Exergy  
41Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
42Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
43Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
44Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
45Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
46Ian Boswell (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
47Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
48Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
49Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
50Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling0:00:42 
51Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
52Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:43 
53George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:44 
54Joseph Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
55Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:04 
56Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
57Andrew Bajadali (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies0:01:28 
58Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan0:01:56 
59Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:22 
60Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:07:04 
61Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
62Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
63Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Argos - Shimano0:07:16 
64Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10  
65Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos - Shimano  
66Alexander Candelario (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies  
67Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
68Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos - Shimano  
69Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
70Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
71Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10  
72Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:08:36 
73Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
74Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos - Shimano0:09:00 
75Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Cycling0:09:09 
76Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:11:53 
77Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
78Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling0:14:19 
79Ryan Anderson (Can) Spidertech Powered By C100:14:21 
80Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
81Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:05 
82Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
83Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:31 
84Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:15:32 
85Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
86Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale  
87Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
88Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
89Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
90Sébastian Salas (Can) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies0:18:08 
91Thomas Zirbel (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies0:18:49 
92David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10  
93Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
94Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10  
95Michael Rodriguez Galindo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:19:11 
96Sam Johnson (USA) Team Exergy0:19:48 
97Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:21:13 
98Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:21:15 
99Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan0:21:17 
100Matthew Wilson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
101Robbie McEwen (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
102Scott Zwizanski (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies  
103Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Argos - Shimano  
104Michael Creed (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies  
105Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda  
106Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Cycling0:22:01 
107Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
108Logan Loader (USA) Team Exergy  
109Javier Gonzalez Barrera (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
110Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10  
111Juan Pablo Suarez Suarez (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
112Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
113Roger Kluge (Ger) Argos - Shimano  
114Ken Hanson (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies  
115Marcel Kittel (Ger) Argos - Shimano  
116Morgan Schmitt (USA) Team Exergy  
117Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
118Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:23:41 
119Jason McCartney (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:26:09 
120Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
121Wilson Alexander Marentes Torres (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:26:53 
122Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy  
123Michael Friedman (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies  
124Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
125Carlos Eduardo Alzate Escobar (Col) Team Exergy  
126Andrew Dahlheim (USA) Bissell Cycling0:31:28 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale30 pts
2Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda24 
3Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team22 
4Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy16 
5Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team11 
6Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team10 
7Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team8 
8Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos - Shimano7 
9Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team6 
10Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling6 
11Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team6 
12George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team5 
13Ryan Anderson (Can) Spidertech Powered By C104 
14Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3 
15Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep3 
16Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling3 
17Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3 
18Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos - Shimano2 
19Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan1 
20Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team1 
21Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team1 
22Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep1 
23Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
24Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
KOM classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C1027 pts
2Sébastian Salas (Can) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies22 
3Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos - Shimano10 
4Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team10 
5Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team9 
6Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team8 
7Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling7 
8Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team7 
9Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling7 
10Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team6 
11Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6 
12Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6 
13Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team5 
14Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team4 
15Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3 
16Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda2 
Young riders classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale9:44:15 
2Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:00:19 
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5Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
6Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
7Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
8Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
9Ian Boswell (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
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