Tour of California: Sylvain Georges roars into Big Bear Lake

Zabriskie holds overall lead

Sylvain Georges (AG2R La Mondiale) soloed to an incredible win on stage 6 of the Amgen Tour of California, finishing alone at Big Bear Lake. Remarkably, the team had gone winless until earlier in the day Sebastian Hinault claimed the Circuit de Lorraine, but Georges doubled their tally through his heroic performance.

Georges was the last man into a seven man breakaway that went from the gun and then the last man standing at the final classified climb with 48km still to race.

The Frenchman held a five minute lead on the group of race leader David Zabriskie when he left his companions behind, and despite a concerted chase from Garmin-Barracuda, Liquigas-Cannondale and then Radioshack-Nissan and a long, hot and high road ahead, Georges still had plenty of time to celebrate the biggest victory of his career at Big Bear Lake by just 28 seconds.

Stage 1 through 4 winner Peter Sagan finished second with Peter Velits coming home in third and picking up four seconds in the fight for the overall. Race leader Dave Zabriskie retained his overall advantage.

"The most difficult thing about the final kilometers was in my head," Georges said. "I hurt everywhere, I was starting to go cross-eyed and getting cramps, but I was able to focus and fight through it. It was the hardest 15km of my life."

The team knew of Hinault's victory in the morning and the entire team and staff were extra motivated to do something special on the 1863km stage. "Sebastian Hinault is a leader of the team and I take advice from him often, so to win on the same day as him makes it extra special for me and the team."

Going solo wasn't exactly the plan for Georges, but on the approach to the final climb mountains classification leader Sebastian Salas told him that he didn't have the legs to continue, but the prospect of riding solo for more than an hour was not daunting to the 28-year-old.

"I had the legs, I knew I had the legs, and it was all or nothing until the finish."

Although he was on his own on the road, Georges said the encouragement from his team director along the way kept him going. "I wasn't alone, knowing my family is back home watching and knowing how badly AG2R needed this win, I kept this in my head and I was able to hold on and finish it off."

Zabriskie said the second half of the stage was the most difficult part, and even though the team went hard on the steepest part of the climb, Sagan survived and, thinking it might come down to a sprint, sent his team to the front to help chase. "The AG2R guy did an amazing ride," Zabriskie said. "He pulled that off, and Sagan didn't get the field sprint. It was kind of touch and go there, but when we came up to the lake a lot of teams came up and started to help, and we brought the gap down pretty decently.

"I think they kinda hesitated and were like 'aw, this isn't going to work'," Zabriskie said of Liquigas, "And then when all the other teams started to help they jumped back in, but it was too late. [Georges] did an amazing ride.

Garmin-Barracuda manager Jonathan Vaughters was pleased with his team's performance, but indicated that without race radios, relying on race marshals for information was not always reliable.

"There was a little lack of information out there, which was a little disconcerting at times, but, whatever, the guys made up for it with strength," Vaughters said. "The problem is the guys were not getting accurate information from the on chalkboards, which is a pity, but you know it's a symptom of the regulation that bans race radio communications. Obviously a silly regulation. We wouldn't have won. It's great that [Georges] won the stage."

Up, up and away

The Golden State again came through with stellar weather for the Amgen Tour of California, although gusty winds buffeted the riders at the start of stage 6 in Palmdale. Once they were into the hills of the Angeles National Forest, however, they were provided a little shelter from the breeze.

The attacks flew right from the gun, and immediately a seven-rider group was established: Mountains classification leader Sebastian Salas and his teammate Andrew Bajadali (Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) were sure to follow David Boily (Spidertech-C10) into the move along with Yukihiro Doi (Argos-Shimano) and Sylvain Georges (AG2R La Mondiale), whose teams have been shut out of the honours so far this Tour. Also in the break was Gregory Rast (RadioShack-Nissan) and the most aggressive rider of the Tour so far, Jeremy Vennell (Bissell Cycling).

At the first mountain sprint just 22km into the stage, Boily got the measure of Salas on the category 4 ascent, and then the seven leaders got straight to work building up a maximum advantage of eight minutes.

Along the route, four riders abandoned the race, with Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) being the least surprising withdrawal. The big German sprinter has struggled in the mountains and expressed his fear of today's massive climbs before the start. Also pulling out was Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank), Pat McCarty (Spidertech powered by C10) and Juan Pablo Suarez (Colombia-Coldeportes).

The battle for the polka dot jersey heated up on the day's biggest climb, the category 1 ascent to Wrightwood, where Salas attacked and his teammate Bajadali was able to get in front of Boily for second place, allowing Salas more of a buffer in the classification.

The Garmin-Barracuda chase halved the leaders' gap by the time they reached the third climb and Bajadali gave up on the escape. A few kilometers later Doi and Vennell also dropped off the lead group, and by 1km to the top, Boily and Rast had also lost contact. Salas powered on ahead with only Georges as his companion.

Georges allowed Salas to claim the maximum points on the category 3 climb on CA 18, but soon after the crest the young Canadian decided to leave his French companion on his own and go back to the chasing group which included Rast, Doi and Vennell.

With 30km to go, Georges enjoyed a five minute lead on the peloton, while Doi and Salas were soon to return to the peloton as the long gradual ascent to Big Bear ground along. Rast and Vennell continued their chase, but an attack from Orica-GreenEdge's Pieter Weening sped up the peloton and ate into their advantage.

Georges pushed on ahead, undaunted by the quality of the chase and perhaps inspired by his teammate Sebastian Hinault, who scored the team's first win of the year in the Circuit de Lorraine today.

Behind, another attack came from the peloton from Wilco Kelderman (Rabobank) with 23km to go, and soon he, Vennell and Weening came together and put up a concerted chase to Georges, while Rast went back to the peloton to help his RadioShack-Nissan team.

The Weening-led counter attack was reeled in with less then 4 kilometers to go and while the diminished peloton had Georges in sight inside the final kilometer, the Frenchman had enough of a buffer to celebrate his solo victory in Big Bear Lake.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5:07:06 
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:28 
3Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
4Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Argos - Shimano  
5Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos - Shimano  
6Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
7Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
8Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
9Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
10Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
11Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
12Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
13Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
14Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
15Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
16Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
17George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
18Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
19Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
20Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling  
21David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
22Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
23Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
24Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
25Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
26Joseph Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
27Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan  
28Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
29Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
30Raymond Kunzli (Swi) Spidertech Powered By C10  
31George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan  
32Alexander Candelario (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies  
33Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
34Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy  
35Ian Boswell (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
36Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
37Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
38Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
39Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
40Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
41Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
42Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C100:00:42 
43Michael Rodriguez Galindo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:00:51 
44Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:00 
45Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
46Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
47Matt Cooke (USA) Team Exergy  
48Michael Creed (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies  
49Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C100:01:09 
50Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling0:01:14 
51Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:01:18 
52Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda0:01:20 
53Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:01:30 
54Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:33 
55Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
56Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
57Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
58Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
59Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos - Shimano0:01:40 
60Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Barracuda0:01:45 
61Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan0:02:06 
62Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:23 
63Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling0:03:39 
64Andrés Díaz Corrales (Col) Team Exergy0:04:16 
65Sébastian Salas (Can) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies0:04:41 
66Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan0:07:37 
67Andrew Bajadali (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies0:15:38 
68Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos - Shimano  
69Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:16:08 
70David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C100:16:15 
71Morgan Schmitt (USA) Team Exergy0:25:38 
72Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
73Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:30:12 
74Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale  
75Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
76Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
77Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
78Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
79Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Cycling  
80Wilson Alexander Marentes Torres (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
81Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
82Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
83Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos - Shimano  
84Logan Loader (USA) Team Exergy  
85Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
86Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Argos - Shimano  
87Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy  
88Robbie McEwen (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
89Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
90Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
91Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10  
92Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
93Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
94Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
95Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10  
96Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
97Ken Hanson (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies  
98Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
99Matthew Wilson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
100Ryan Anderson (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10  
101Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
102Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
103Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
104Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda  
105Jason McCartney (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
106Thomas Zirbel (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies  
107Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
108Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Cycling  
109Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
110Scott Zwizanski (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies  
111Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
112Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
113Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
114Roger Kluge (Ger) Argos - Shimano  
DNFJuan Pablo Suarez Suarez (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
DNFLaurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
DNFMarcel Kittel (Ger) Argos - Shimano  
DNFJonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10  
Sprint 1 - Crestline
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan5 pts
2Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
3Sébastian Salas (Can) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies1 
Sprint 2 - Fawnskin
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5 pts
2Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team3 
3Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale15 pts
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale12 
3Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep10 
4Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Argos - Shimano7 
5Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos - Shimano6 
6Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team5 
7Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
8Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan3 
9Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team2 
10Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1 
Mountain 1 - Mt. Emma (cat. 4)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C104 pts
2Sébastian Salas (Can) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies3 
3Andrew Bajadali (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies2 
4Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan1 
Mountain 2 - Wrightwood (cat. 2)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sébastian Salas (Can) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies10 pts
2Andrew Bajadali (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies9 
3David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C107 
4Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan6 
5Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling5 
6Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
7Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos - Shimano2 
Mountain 3 - CA 138 (cat. 3)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sébastian Salas (Can) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies6 pts
2David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C105 
3Andrew Bajadali (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies4 
4Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos - Shimano3 
5Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
Mountain 4 - CA 18 (cat. 3)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sébastian Salas (Can) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies6 pts
2Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5 
3Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos - Shimano4 
4Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan3 
5Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling1 
Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale5:07:34 
2Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos - Shimano  
3Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
4Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
5Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
6Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
7Joseph Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
8George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan  
9Ian Boswell (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
10Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:01:02 
11David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C100:15:47 
12Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:29:44 
13Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
14Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10  
15Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
16Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
17Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
18Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
Most aggressive rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
Most courageous rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1AG2R La Mondiale15:22:14 
2BMC Racing Team0:00:28 
5Rabobank Cycling Team  
6Bontrager Livestrong Team  
7Orica GreenEDGE  
8Colombia - Coldeportes0:00:51 
9Spidertech Powered by C100:01:23 
11Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
12UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
14Bissell Pro Cycling0:04:25 
15Team Exergy0:04:48 
16Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:05:13 
General classification after stage 6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Barracuda25:37:05 
2Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:34 
3Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:39 
4Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:00:45 
5Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Barracuda0:00:48 
6Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:01:01 
7Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda0:01:07 
8Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:01:10 
9Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:01:26 
10Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:01:30 
11George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
12Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos - Shimano0:01:37 
13Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:40 
14Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:01:44 
15Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:52 
16Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:02:01 
17Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:02:05 
18Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
19Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
20Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:02:07 
21Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy0:02:09 
22Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
23Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan0:02:27 
24Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda0:02:35 
25Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:02:41 
26Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan0:02:50 
27Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:02:53 
28Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:02:54 
29Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C100:02:57 
30Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan0:03:25 
31Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling0:03:31 
32George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan0:03:35 
33Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:03:40 
34Ian Boswell (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:03:57 
35Joseph Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:03:59 
36Raymond Kunzli (Swi) Spidertech Powered By C100:04:08 
37Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:09 
38Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale0:04:10 
39Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling0:04:37 
40Matt Cooke (USA) Team Exergy0:04:45 
41Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:05:01 
42Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:05:07 
43Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:05:13 
44Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:37 
45Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Barracuda0:05:43 
46Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:55 
47Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:14 
48Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:07:19 
49Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:07:47 
50Andrés Díaz Corrales (Col) Team Exergy0:08:17 
51Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan0:08:38 
52Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:10:00 
53Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:12:11 
54Alexander Candelario (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies0:12:17 
55Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Argos - Shimano0:12:37 
56Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:13:40 
57Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C100:13:59 
58Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:18:26 
59Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos - Shimano0:18:47 
60Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda0:19:07 
61Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:21:39 
62Andrew Bajadali (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies0:22:37 
63Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan0:23:31 
64Michael Creed (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies0:25:57 
65Michael Rodriguez Galindo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:27:16 
66Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos - Shimano0:28:50 
67Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan0:28:58 
68Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:31:33 
69Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:33:57 
70Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:34:09 
71Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling0:35:39 
72Sébastian Salas (Can) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies0:37:28 
73Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C100:39:32 
74Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:40:39 
75Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos - Shimano0:41:17 
76Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:42:18 
77Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Cycling0:43:50 
78David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C100:44:57 
79Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:45:41 
80Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:46:35 
81Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:46:40 
82Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team0:47:27 
83Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale0:48:02 
84Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:49:36 
85Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:50:33 
86Thomas Zirbel (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies0:50:37 
87Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:51:31 
88Morgan Schmitt (USA) Team Exergy0:52:34 
89Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:52:59 
90Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:54:52 
91Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:54:59 
92Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale0:56:10 
93Ryan Anderson (Can) Spidertech Powered By C100:56:13 
94Roger Kluge (Ger) Argos - Shimano0:59:23 
95Scott Zwizanski (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies1:01:08 
96Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team1:02:42 
97Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech Powered By C101:03:19 
98Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team1:04:48 
99Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda1:07:38 
100Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Argos - Shimano1:07:51 
101Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep1:09:13 
102Matthew Wilson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team1:09:36 
103Ken Hanson (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies1:10:47 
104Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1:11:08 
105Jason McCartney (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team1:12:00 
106Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy1:14:29 
107Robbie McEwen (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team1:15:52 
108Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin - Barracuda1:16:09 
109Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:17:32 
110Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Cycling1:19:27 
111Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes1:19:57 
112Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team1:21:02 
113Logan Loader (USA) Team Exergy1:25:55 
114Wilson Alexander Marentes Torres (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes1:26:42 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale72 pts
2Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda48 
3Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team24 
4Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale23 
5Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy21 
6Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep17 
7Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team16 
8Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team12 
9Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep11 
10Alexander Candelario (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies10 
11Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos - Shimano10 
12Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team8 
13Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Barracuda8 
14Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos - Shimano8 
15Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8 
16Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Argos - Shimano7 
17Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan6 
18Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team6 
19Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team6 
20Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling6 
21Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team5 
22Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan5 
23Wilson Alexander Marentes Torres (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes5 
24George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team5 
25Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Livestrong Team5 
26Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
27Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C104 
28Ryan Anderson (Can) Spidertech Powered By C104 
29Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech Powered By C104 
30Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team3 
31Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3 
32Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan3 
33Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3 
34Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan3 
35Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep3 
36Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3 
37Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team2 
38Sébastian Salas (Can) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies2 
39Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1 
40Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team1 
41Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling1 
42Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
43Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team1 
44Roger Kluge (Ger) Argos - Shimano1 
45Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team-4 
46Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos - Shimano-5 
47Michael Rodriguez Galindo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes-5 
48Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team-5 
49Thomas Zirbel (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies-5 
50Logan Loader (USA) Team Exergy-5 
51Andrés Díaz Corrales (Col) Team Exergy-10 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sébastian Salas (Can) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies65 pts
2David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C1048 
3Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling22 
4Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Barracuda16 
5Andrew Bajadali (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies15 
6Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos - Shimano14 
7Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes11 
8Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale10 
9Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan10 
10Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team10 
11Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes9 
12Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos - Shimano9 
13Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team9 
14Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team8 
15Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling8 
16Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team8 
17Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team7 
18Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan7 
19Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team7 
20Wilson Alexander Marentes Torres (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes7 
21Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes6 
22Michael Rodriguez Galindo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes6 
23Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team6 
24Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6 
25Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda6 
26Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6 
27Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team5 
28George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan5 
29Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale5 
30Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team4 
31Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
32Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan4 
33Scott Zwizanski (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies4 
34Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3 
35Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale3 
36Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3 
37Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C103 
38Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team3 
39Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C102 
40Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2 
41Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team25:38:06 
2Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:00:29 
3Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos - Shimano0:00:36 
4Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:04 
5Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:40 
6George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan0:02:34 
7Ian Boswell (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:02:56 
8Joseph Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:02:58 
9Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:36 
10Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:12:39 
11Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:30:32 
12Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:32:56 
13Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C100:38:31 
14Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:41:17 
15David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C100:43:56 
16Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team0:46:26 
17Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:51:58 
18Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin - Barracuda1:15:08 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:16 
4BMC Racing Team0:02:14 
5Orica GreenEDGE0:02:39 
6Bontrager Livestrong Team0:04:59 
7UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:06:02 
8AG2R La Mondiale0:06:29 
10Spidertech Powered by C100:07:51 
11Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:12:10 
12Team Exergy0:12:20 
13Colombia - Coldeportes0:16:11 
15Bissell Pro Cycling0:22:51 
16Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:36:37 

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