Sagan sizzles in Clovis

Haussler again in second, Matthews takes third

Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) won his fourth stage in as many days at the Amgen Tour of California on Wednesday. Sagan sprinted to victory at the end the tour's longest day, 209.6km from Sonora to Clovis, ahead of Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Barracuda) and Michael Matthews (Rabobank).

"I didn't think I would get another victory," Sagan said. "But after the last climb my teammate Daniel Oss said, 'We win another stage today.' I said 'I don't think so.' After he said this, inside me I said yeah, OK we will try, and we did. Now we are very happy and thank you for all my team."

Collecting another 10 seconds worth of a finishing time bonus, Sagan also extended his overall race lead. An attack in the closing kilometres by Garmin-Barracuda's David Zabriskie mirrored the team's tactic on Stage 3, where Nathan Haas imposed a gap on the front of the bunch, upsetting the Liquigas-Cannondale lead out. But once again Sagan could not be foiled and Haussler was runner-up for the fourth stage in a row.

"I felt really good during the stage," Haussler said. "I was comfortable on the climbs and the team had another strong day despite the brutal heat. Sagan's the fastest guy at the moment, and he proved it again today. We've got one more opportunity for a sprint and I'm very motivated, but there's still some serious racing to get through for the next few stages."

Marcel Kittel's Argos-Shimano teammates also did their turn at the front, with Roger Kluge the benefactor, fifth over the line. Powerhouse Daniel Oss inflicted the damage for his teammate, and Sagan moved to the front with Haussler again on his wheel.

How it unfolded:

The longest day of the 2012 Amgen Tour of California was also the first of the truly hot days, with temperatures topping 90 degrees (F) and the sun beating down on the peloton. The 209.6 kilometres and six classified climbs were no doubt the toughest the peloton faced so far in the race.

"Today was very hard day," Sagan said. "Also the weather is very hot and always in the climbs I put on my head the water because it was very hot. [The heat] is not good for me."

The attacks came immediately after the two-mile neutral roll out, but the day's major breakaway took longer to establish than on the previous stages. Despite the oppressive heat, Stijn Vandenbergh (Omega Pharma-Quickstep), Yannick Eijssen (BMC) and Bradley White (UnitedHealthcare) were feeling peppy enough to have a go in a breakaway before the bottom of the day's first major climb, but their move was not quite strong enough to stay clear and they were absorbed before the ascent began.

Mountains classification leader Sebastian Salas (Optum) jumped away from another small group that was just off the front of the bunch take the maximum points on the climb, extending his lead ahead of Spidertech's David Boily. But Salas wasn't able to add any more points to his tally as he fell back to the peloton while the day's longest breakaway went clear.

"There was a lot of talk about today being the big day [for the mountains classification]," he said. "I went for the first KOM and tried to get in the move, but none of the teams were letting me get up the road in another breakaway. As chance would have it, Boily wasn't able to get as many points today, so I increased my buffer on him."

Eleven riders were in the big break that stuck for much of the day, including Markel Irizar Aranburu and Benjamin King
(RadioShack-Nissan), Dries Devenyns (Omega Pharma-Quickstep), Yannick Eijssen (BMC Racing Team), Wilco Kelderman (Rabobank Cycling Team), Alex Howes (Garmin-Barracuda), Timothy Duggan (Liquigas-Cannondale), Wesley Sulzberger (Orica GreenEdge), Mikael Cherel (AG2R La Mondiale), Darwin Atapuma Hurtado and Carlos Julian Quintero (Colombia-Coldeportes).

Eijssen said the breakaway's make-up doomed it's chances early on.

"We started the day with the motivation of helping my team out," he said. "But once we got up there the selection of the group wasn't very good to make it to the finish. All the big teams [were present], and tactics made it that we were caught back."

King and Irizar were two of the riders in the move who didn't contribute because of the tactics going on behind.

"Everyone understood that we couldn't work because our team was pulling in the peloton," King said. "And also the Liquigas rider couldn't work because his team has the yellow jersey. Everyone else was willing to ride. It came back pretty quickly, but that's just because our team wanted to shut it down before the flat section so we didn't have to ride on the flats."

The group's gap went up to 5:25, but in the sawtooth-profiled section along highway 49 they lost Quintero and their impetus and had only 1:20 on the day's fifth climb.

The sixth-and-final climb of the day spelled the end of the breakaway, and a second move went on the ascent with George Bennett (RadioShack-Nissan), Thomas Peterson (Garmin-Barracuda) and Michael Rodriguez Galindo (Colombia-Coldeportes) were soon joined by Bram Tankink (Rabobank), Mikael Cherel (AG2R La Mondiale) and Brian Vandborg (Spidertech Powered By C10), but with the long downhill run to the finish on the other side of the hill, Liquigas-Cannondale pegged back the leaders and went to work setting up the sprint for another Sagan victory.

First UnitedHealthcare, with Johnny Clarke, and then Garmin-Barracuda's David Zabriskie tried to foil the sprinters with
late-race breakaways, but Argos-Shimano was keen to get a result after striking out all week so far and the Dutch team nailed it back.

"There was just a bit of a hill and a bit of hesitation in the bunch," Clarke said. "I asked Rory Sutherland whether I should have an attack, and he said, 'Why not, have a try.' You have to try sometimes."

The field let both Clarke and then Zabriske dangle off the front for a brief time before Omega Pharma-Quickstep took the lead to set up Tom Boonen, but he was soon left behind as Sagan surged for the line on the Belgian's right to take the seventh Tour of California stage win of his brief career.

Although Sagan padded his race lead again in Clovis, the 22-year-old Slovakian rider said he expected to lose the jersey during the stage 5 time trial Thursday in Bakersfield.

"Tomorrow I think I will lose this jersey," Sagan said. "I will do bye bye. I don't time trial well. Maybe I try when I feel good on Big Bear for another stage, but we will see."

Another stage win would set the record at the Tour of California. Sagan is currently tied with Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) with seven. Can Sagan win a fifth stage this year and set a new record?

"Today we said before the stage, three is good, another one is better," he said. "The team was tired, and today we don't want to work for the win. If someone was going to take over the general classification it didn't matter to us."

But Sagan said he did like the idea of returning to California next year to raise the bar even further.

"I like California, I like America," he said. "Maybe next year I come another time and win another stage. Maybe this is not the record."


Full results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale5:18:08 
2Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda  
3Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
4Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
5Roger Kluge (Ger) Argos - Shimano  
6Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
7Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10  
8Alexander Candelario (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies  
9Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
10Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
11Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy  
12Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling  
13Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
14Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
15Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
16Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan  
17Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
18Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
19Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
20George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
21Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos - Shimano  
22Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
23Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
24Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
25Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
26Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan  
27Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
28Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
29Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
30Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
31Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
32Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos - Shimano  
33Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
34Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
35Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
36Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
37Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C10  
38Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
39Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
40Raymond Kunzli (Swi) Spidertech Powered By C10  
41Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
42Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
43Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
44George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan  
45Joseph Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
46Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
47Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
48Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
49Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
50Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
51Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
52Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
53Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
54David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
55Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
56Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale  
57Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
58Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
59Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
60Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
61Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
62Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10  
63Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
64Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Cycling  
65Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
66Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
67Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
68Ken Hanson (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies  
69Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
70Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
71Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling  
72Matt Cooke (USA) Team Exergy  
73Andrés Díaz Corrales (Col) Team Exergy  
74Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
75Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
76Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
77Thomas Zirbel (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies  
78Andrew Bajadali (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies  
79Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
80Ian Boswell (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
81Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Argos - Shimano  
82Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
83Ryan Anderson (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10  
84Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
85Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos - Shimano  
86Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
87Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
88Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
89Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Argos - Shimano  
90Scott Zwizanski (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies  
91Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda0:00:24 
92Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos - Shimano0:00:31 
93Sébastian Salas (Can) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies0:00:36 
94Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
95Michael Rodriguez Galindo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
96Morgan Schmitt (USA) Team Exergy0:00:49 
97Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
98Jason McCartney (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
99Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10  
100Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy0:01:01 
101Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan  
102Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling0:01:09 
103Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
104Michael Creed (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies  
105Matthew Wilson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:01:22 
106Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
107David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10  
108Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:02:15 
109Robbie McEwen (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:14:50 
110Logan Loader (USA) Team Exergy  
111Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
112Juan Pablo Suarez Suarez (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
113Wilson Alexander Marentes Torres (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
114Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Cycling  
115Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
116Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
117Marcel Kittel (Ger) Argos - Shimano  
118Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10  
DNFRinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFJavier Gonzalez Barrera (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
DNFMichael Friedman (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies  
DNFCarlos Eduardo Alzate Escobar (Col) Team Exergy  
DNFSam Johnson (USA) Team Exergy  
Points - Mariposa - km 82.7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan5 pts
2Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Barracuda3 
3Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1 
Oakhurst - km 126
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Barracuda5 pts
2Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan3 
3Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1 
Finish - km 209.6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale15 pts
2Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda12 
3Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team10 
4Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep7 
5Roger Kluge (Ger) Argos - Shimano6 
6Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Livestrong Team5 
7Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech Powered By C104 
8Alexander Candelario (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies3 
9Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team2 
10Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
KOMs - CA 49 Mocassir - km 32.8
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sébastian Salas (Can) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies4 pts
2Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3 
3Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2 
4Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling1 
CA 49 Bagby - km 62.4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes8 pts
2Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Barracuda7 
3Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan6 
4Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes5 
5Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
CA 49 Bootjack - km 89
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes4 pts
2Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team3 
3Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team2 
4Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan1 
CA 49 - km 98.4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team4 pts
2Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Barracuda3 
3Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes2 
4Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team1 
CA 49 - km 110.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Barracuda6 pts
2Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team5 
3Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan4 
4Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3 
5Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes1 
Crane Valley Rd - km 134.7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Rodriguez Galindo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes6 pts
2George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan5 
3Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda4 
4Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C103 
5Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
Young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale5:18:08 
2Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
3Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
4Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos - Shimano  
5Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
6Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
7George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan  
8Joseph Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
9Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
10Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10  
11Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
12Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
13Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
14Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
15Ian Boswell (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
16Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
17Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin - Barracuda0:00:49 
18David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C100:01:22 
General classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale19:52:52 
2Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda0:00:16 
3Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:00:34 
4Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Barracuda0:00:35 
5Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy0:00:36 
6Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling  
7Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan  
8Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:00:37 
9Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:38 
10Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:00:39 
11Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:40 
12Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
13George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
14Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
15Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
16Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos - Shimano  
17Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan  
18Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
19Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
20Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
21Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
22Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
23Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
24Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
25Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
26Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
27Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
28Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
29Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C10  
30Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
31Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
32Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
33Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
34Raymond Kunzli (Swi) Spidertech Powered By C10  
35Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
36Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
37Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
38David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
39Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
40Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
41Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
42Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
43Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
44Matt Cooke (USA) Team Exergy  
45Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
46Ian Boswell (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
47Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
48Andrés Díaz Corrales (Col) Team Exergy0:00:50 
49Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling0:01:02 
50Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
51Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:03 
52George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan0:01:04 
53Joseph Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
54Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:24 
55Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:44 
56Andrew Bajadali (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies0:01:48 
57Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan0:02:16 
58Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:42 
59Alexander Candelario (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies0:07:36 
60Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
61Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos - Shimano  
62Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos - Shimano  
63Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Argos - Shimano  
64Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
65Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C100:07:56 
66Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C100:08:25 
67Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:08:32 
68Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:08:56 
69Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Cycling0:09:29 
70Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos - Shimano0:09:51 
71Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:11:16 
72Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:12:09 
73Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:12:13 
74Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale0:14:39 
75Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:14:41 
76Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team0:15:21 
77Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:51 
78Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda0:15:52 
79Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:18:23 
80Thomas Zirbel (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies0:19:19 
81Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:19:30 
82Michael Rodriguez Galindo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:20:07 
83Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan0:21:33 
84Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:21:35 
85Roger Kluge (Ger) Argos - Shimano0:22:21 
86Ryan Anderson (Can) Spidertech Powered By C100:22:26 
87Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan0:22:38 
88Michael Creed (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies0:22:46 
89Morgan Schmitt (USA) Team Exergy0:23:10 
90Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:23:30 
91Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale0:23:37 
92Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
93David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C100:26:14 
94Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling0:26:29 
95Sébastian Salas (Can) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies0:27:08 
96Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech Powered By C100:28:24 
97Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:29:18 
98Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:29:20 
99Scott Zwizanski (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies0:29:42 
100Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Argos - Shimano0:32:20 
101Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda0:34:07 
102Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:34:47 
103Ken Hanson (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies  
104Matthew Wilson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:35:05 
105Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:36:42 
106Robbie McEwen (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:38:58 
107Jason McCartney (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:39:24 
108Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy0:40:20 
109Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin - Barracuda0:40:28 
110Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:44:34 
111Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Cycling0:44:56 
112Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:46:05 
113Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10  
114Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:49:04 
115Juan Pablo Suarez Suarez (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:49:17 
116Logan Loader (USA) Team Exergy  
117Marcel Kittel (Ger) Argos - Shimano  
118Wilson Alexander Marentes Torres (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:49:45 
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale60 pts
2Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda48 
3Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team24 
4Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy21 
5Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep17 
6Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team12 
7Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team11 
8Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team10 
9Alexander Candelario (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies10 
10Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos - Shimano10 
11Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Barracuda8 
12Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team8 
13Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8 
14Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan6 
15Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team6 
16Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling6 
17Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team6 
18Roger Kluge (Ger) Argos - Shimano6 
19Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling6 
20Wilson Alexander Marentes Torres (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes5 
21George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team5 
22Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Livestrong Team5 
23Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C104 
24Ryan Anderson (Can) Spidertech Powered By C104 
25Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech Powered By C104 
26Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3 
27Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep3 
28Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan3 
29Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3 
30Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team2 
31Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos - Shimano2 
32Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team1 
33Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team1 
34Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep1 
35Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team1 
36Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
37Sébastian Salas (Can) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies1 
38Andrés Díaz Corrales (Col) Team Exergy-5 
39Thomas Zirbel (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies-5 
KOM classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sébastian Salas (Can) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies40 pts
2David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C1032 
3Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Barracuda16 
4Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling16 
5Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos - Shimano14 
6Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Spidertech Powered By C1012 
7Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes11 
8Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team10 
9Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes9 
10Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team9 
11Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team8 
12Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling8 
13Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team8 
14Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team7 
15Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team7 
16Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan7 
17Wilson Alexander Marentes Torres (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes7 
18Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes6 
19Michael Rodriguez Galindo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes6 
20Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team6 
21Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6 
22Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6 
23Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda6 
24Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team5 
25Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale5 
26George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan5 
27Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team4 
28Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan4 
29Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
30Scott Zwizanski (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies4 
31Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3 
32Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C103 
33Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team3 
34Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale3 
35Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3 
36Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C102 
37Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2 
38Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale19:52:52 
2Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:38 
3Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:00:39 
4Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:00:40 
5Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos - Shimano  
6Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
7Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
8Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
9Ian Boswell (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
10George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan0:01:04 
11Joseph Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
12Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:07:36 
13Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C100:07:56 
14Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:08:56 
15Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team0:15:21 
16Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:18:23 
17David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C100:26:14 
18Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin - Barracuda0:40:28 
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