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Tour of California 2012

Date range:
May 13-20, 2012

May 20, Stage 8: Los Angeles 72km

Gesink seals overall victory in Tour of California

By:
Laura Weislo
Published:
May 20, 2012, 19:34 BST,
Updated:
May 21, 2012, 2:17 BST

Sagan wins final stage in downtown Los Angeles

Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) sprints to a final stage win in Los Angeles during the Tour of California

Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) sprints to a final stage win in Los Angeles during the Tour of California

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Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) sprinted to his fifth stage win in the Amgen Tour of California on Sunday after a short, fast stage in downtown Los Angeles. His team set him up perfectly for the bunch sprint finish and he crossed the line ahead of Tom Boonen and Gerald Ciolek (both Omega Pharma-Quickstep).

Rabobank controlled the race to protect race leader Robert Gesink, who clinched overall victory by finishing safely in the bunch, and with aspirations of setting up Michael Matthews for the bunch sprint, but was overtaken by the Omega Pharma-Quickstep train coming into the final corner. Boonen looked to have the perfect lead-out, but Liquigas had Sagan tucked in right behind and just as he had for the first four stages, Sagan powered to the line to deny any of the others a chance at glory.

"I'm very happy with this Tour of California," Sagan said before giving a mention to his American bicycle sponsor. "I am also happy for the sponsor Cannondale because it is a very important race."

Sagan claimed the overall points classification thanks to his five stage wins, and with an unbelievable show of strength he only finished outside the top three in the time trial and Mt. Baldy stages.

After putting in such a dominant performance, Sagan has shown that he is a prime contender for the green jersey in the Tour de France. "I want to win some stage in Tour de France," Sagan said. "I think Mark Cavendish will be very strong. For the sprint, when we have flat stages it will be very hard to beat Cavendish. Maybe the stages when there are climbs before the sprint will be good for me. I don't know - we will see on the Tour de France. I also will do the Olympic Games and world championships."

For Robert Gesink, the overall win in the Amgen Tour of California was a sweet success after three times finishing as best young rider (2007-2009), and after a difficult year mourning the loss of his father and recuperating from a broken leg.

"It's moments like this, when you have your good times and your wins, that's what you do it for," said Gesink. "We have an amazing team here and the guys supported me all the way through. I had some tough months after breaking my leg and all that happened before that."

"It's a victory my team was waiting for, and this is an important race for us. Previously, I won the young rider's jersey and this time I won the overall jersey, so California is good to me."

Gesink recalled the last time he was in California he was able to share the experience with his father Dick, who passed away following a mountain bike accident in 2010.

"In October 2010, I was in the best shape of my life, I won three big races that year. The day after I won Giro Emilia, my dad had a bad crash with his bike and two weeks later he died in the hospital," Gesink said. "It was a terrible moment and [a terrible] months and years after. Of course I was doing a lot on the bike, and I started last saeson pretty good, but then a bad period came again because I crashed in Tour de France and then I broke my leg in training crash [in September].

"Emotionally it's big for me to be back on a high level and to win the toughest stage and the overall. It is good to be back in California and to be winning again."

The emotions were not quite as high for the Garmin-Barracuda duo, David Zabriskie who finished second overall after losing his jersey on Mt. Baldy, and his teammate Thomas Danielson who also had high aspirations for this race.

"Emotionally, the time trial was a high point, I came through with the win there and was feeling good, strong. I knew what I had to do yesterday, but didn't quite have it, because this guy [points to Gesink] is really strong."

Danielson was proud of the way his team raced, despite coming into the race with three leaders and coming away without the overall win. "The team rode to the plan from start to finish. We really wanted to win the race. We had a very young team that had to support three leaders (himself, Zabriskie and Andrew Talansky), they rode above themselves. Take note of Alex Howes, Jacob Rathe, they were all are phenomenal. We owe our opportunity to be on podium to them;

"We didn't know Robert was going to be as strong as he was. We did the best we could to try and put me up there to go for stage win, and for Dave to ride his tempo to the top of Mt. Baldy and hold onto the overall. We came close to pulling it off, the team should be very proud with the job everyone did."

With only 68.5km on tap for the day and a flat course from Beverly Hills to L.A. Live, it was inevitable that the day would finish in a bunch sprint. As it has every day, Bissell was represented in the move, but rather than the overall most aggressive rider Jeremy Vennell, it was Ben Jacques-Maynes who flew their colors in the breakaway. "There's going to be one breakaway today, and we'll get to have our time in front of the TV cameras and then they'll have their chance at the end, Jacques-Maynes said at the start, and his prediction proved true.

He got away before the 10km mark with Nathan Haas (Garmin), Rory Sutherland (United HealthCare); Thomas Damuseau (Argos-Shimano); Scott Zwizanski (Optum Pro Cycling) Morgan Schmitt (Exergy) and Jasper Stuyven (Bontrager-Livestrong). The seven riders worked well together until 10km to go, when Sutherland attacked the break. He was joined by Zwizanski, reeled in by Stuyven and then counter-attacked by Haas, but the peloton was right behind and swept past with 5km to go.

Vennell was awarded most aggressive rider and calculated he rode 483km off the front this week, "and probably the same amount off the back," he joked. "It feels really awesome," he said of winning the jersey. "Team Bissell we came into it hoping to be in the breakaway every day, and we did, every day we were there. I was the one lucky enough to be in the most."

Optum Pro Cycling also featured on the podium with Sebastian Salas claiming the mountains classification, and was proud to represent the Continental squad. "The team was amazing, all my teammates helped me throughout the week. After the first day in the break, day two, I didn't think I'd make it until the end, but the legs kept coming back. My team helped me through the rough spots and this is an amazing achievement for Optum Pro Cycling."

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 1:27:36  
2 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
3 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
4 Roger Kluge (Ger) Argos - Shimano    
5 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda    
6 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
7 Ken Hanson (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies    
8 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
9 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
10 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10    
11 Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Cycling    
12 Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
13 Alexander Candelario (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies    
14 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy    
15 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team    
16 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team    
17 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 0:00:04  
18 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team    
19 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale    
20 Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy    
21 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling    
22 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team    
23 Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
24 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
25 Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
26 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda    
27 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
28 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team    
29 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
30 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan    
31 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Barracuda    
32 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos - Shimano    
33 Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin - Barracuda    
34 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
35 Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
36 Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes    
37 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
38 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team    
39 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
40 Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C10    
41 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
42 Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan    
43 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team    
44 Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
45 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
46 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
47 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
48 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes    
49 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
50 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
51 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda    
52 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
53 Joseph Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
54 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
55 Raymond Kunzli (Swi) Spidertech Powered By C10    
56 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
57 Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10    
58 Wilson Alexander Marentes Torres (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes    
59 Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes    
60 Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos - Shimano    
61 Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
62 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale    
63 Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10    
64 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
65 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
66 Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
67 Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
68 Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling    
69 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
70 Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
71 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda    
72 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan    
73 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Barracuda    
74 Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes    
75 Andrew Bajadali (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies    
76 David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10    
77 Michael Creed (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies    
78 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos - Shimano    
79 Morgan Schmitt (USA) Team Exergy    
80 Matt Cooke (USA) Team Exergy    
81 Thomas Zirbel (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies    
82 Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan    
83 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
84 Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
85 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan    
86 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team    
87 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Argos - Shimano    
88 Michael Rodriguez Galindo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes    
89 Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
90 Andrés Díaz Corrales (Col) Team Exergy    
91 Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
92 Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
93 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
94 Sébastian Salas (Can) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies    
95 Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Argos - Shimano    
96 Jason McCartney (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
97 Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
98 Ian Boswell (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
99 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
100 Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
101 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
102 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:00:30  
103 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:00:37  
104 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:00:53  
105 Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos - Shimano 0:00:04  
106 Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:01:22  
107 Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 0:03:05  
108 Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling    
109 Scott Zwizanski (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies    
110 Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
Sprint 1 - Finish line
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 5  pts
2 Morgan Schmitt (USA) Team Exergy 3  
3 Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling 1  
Sprint 2 - Finish
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 15  pts
2 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 12  
3 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 10  
4 Roger Kluge (Ger) Argos - Shimano 7  
5 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda 6  
6 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 5  
7 Ken Hanson (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies 4  
8 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 3  
9 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 2  
10 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10 1  
Best young rider
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 1:27:36  
2 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
3 Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
4 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:00:04  
5 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos - Shimano    
6 Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin - Barracuda    
7 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
8 Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
9 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
10 Joseph Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
11 Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10    
12 Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
13 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan    
14 David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10    
15 Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
16 Ian Boswell (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
17 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
18 Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Liquigas-Cannondale 4:22:52  
2 Omega Pharma-QuickStep    
3 Orica GreenEDGE    
4 Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
5 Garmin-Barracuda 0:00:04  
6 AG2R La Mondiale    
7 Argos-Shimano    
8 Bissell Pro Cycling    
9 Rabobank Cycling Team    
10 Spidertech Powered by C10    
11 Bontrager Livestrong Team    
12 Team Exergy    
13 BMC Racing Team 0:00:08  
14 RadioShack-Nissan    
15 Colombia - Coldeportes    
16 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
Final general classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 30:42:32  
2 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 0:00:46  
3 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 0:00:54  
4 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:01:17  
5 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes 0:01:36  
6 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:02:13  
7 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:02:30  
8 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 0:02:49  
9 Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan 0:02:54  
10 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:03:05  
11 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:03:15  
12 Joseph Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team 0:03:38  
13 Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:03:44  
14 Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 0:04:19  
15 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:04:21  
16 Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes 0:04:28  
17 Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
18 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:05:03  
19 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:05:52  
20 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:06:02  
21 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:06:57  
22 Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C10 0:07:21  
23 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos - Shimano 0:07:29  
24 Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:07:49  
25 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:08:28  
26 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy 0:08:34  
27 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:09:53  
28 Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:10:44  
29 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:12:05  
30 Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:12:49  
31 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:12:57  
32 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:16:02  
33 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 0:16:04  
34 Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Argos - Shimano 0:16:54  
35 Matt Cooke (USA) Team Exergy 0:18:31  
36 Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling 0:18:44  
37 Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team 0:19:10  
38 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 0:19:27  
39 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:21:20  
40 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda 0:23:28  
41 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 0:25:49  
42 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:27:28  
43 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:27:54  
44 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:28:13  
45 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:28:15  
46 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan 0:28:36  
47 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:28:37  
48 Ian Boswell (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team 0:28:58  
49 Raymond Kunzli (Swi) Spidertech Powered By C10 0:29:09  
50 Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling 0:29:38  
51 Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:30:02  
52 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:31:16  
53 Michael Creed (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:31:36  
54 Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 0:32:24  
55 Andrés Díaz Corrales (Col) Team Exergy 0:33:18  
56 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:33:37  
57 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan 0:33:39  
58 Michael Rodriguez Galindo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes 0:34:18  
59 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:37:08  
60 Alexander Candelario (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:37:14  
61 Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10 0:37:34  
62 Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team 0:38:37  
63 Andrew Bajadali (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:39:54  
64 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 0:42:45  
65 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos - Shimano 0:43:48  
66 Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team 0:50:31  
67 Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos - Shimano 0:53:51  
68 Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan 0:53:59  
69 Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team 0:56:34  
70 Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:59:10  
71 Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes 1:00:32  
72 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling 1:00:40  
73 Sébastian Salas (Can) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies 1:02:29  
74 Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10 1:04:33  
75 Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos - Shimano 1:06:18  
76 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Livestrong Team 1:07:19  
77 Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Cycling 1:08:47  
78 David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10 1:09:58  
79 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale 1:10:20  
80 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 1:10:38  
81 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1:11:31  
82 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1:12:02  
83 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 1:12:24  
84 Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale 1:13:03  
85 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 1:14:37  
86 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:15:30  
87 Thomas Zirbel (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies 1:15:38  
88 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 1:16:32  
89 Morgan Schmitt (USA) Team Exergy 1:17:35  
90 Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team 1:18:00  
91 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1:19:52  
92 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1:19:53  
93 Roger Kluge (Ger) Argos - Shimano 1:24:20  
94 Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 1:27:43  
95 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10 1:28:16  
96 Scott Zwizanski (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies 1:29:10  
97 Jason McCartney (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 1:30:10  
98 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda 1:32:39  
99 Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 1:32:50  
100 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Argos - Shimano 1:32:52  
101 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 1:34:37  
102 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1:34:47  
103 Ken Hanson (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies 1:35:44  
104 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 1:36:09  
105 Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 1:36:30  
106 Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy 1:39:30  
107 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 1:40:49  
108 Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 1:41:10  
109 Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes 1:44:58  
110 Wilson Alexander Marentes Torres (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes 1:51:43  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 87  pts
2 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda 54  
3 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 29  
4 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 24  
5 Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 23  
6 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy 21  
7 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 16  
8 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 14  
9 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 13  
10 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 11  
11 Alexander Candelario (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies 10  
12 Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos - Shimano 10  
13 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 10  
14 Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 8  
15 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 8  
16 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos - Shimano 8  
17 Roger Kluge (Ger) Argos - Shimano 8  
18 Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Argos - Shimano 7  
19 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan 6  
20 Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 6  
21 Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team 6  
22 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling 6  
23 Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 5  
24 Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 5  
25 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan 5  
26 Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan 5  
27 Wilson Alexander Marentes Torres (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes 5  
28 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 5  
29 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Livestrong Team 5  
30 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10 5  
31 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 4  
32 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 4  
33 Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10 4  
34 Ken Hanson (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies 4  
35 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 3  
36 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 3  
37 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 3  
38 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 3  
39 Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 3  
40 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 3  
41 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 3  
42 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 3  
43 Morgan Schmitt (USA) Team Exergy 3  
44 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 2  
45 Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling 2  
46 Sébastian Salas (Can) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies 2  
47 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 1  
48 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 1  
49 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
50 Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team 1  
51 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team -4  
52 Michael Rodriguez Galindo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes -5  
53 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos - Shimano -5  
54 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team -5  
55 Thomas Zirbel (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies -5  
56 Andrés Díaz Corrales (Col) Team Exergy -10  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Sébastian Salas (Can) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies 65  pts
2 David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10 48  
3 Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes 27  
4 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling 22  
5 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 18  
6 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 16  
7 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 15  
8 Andrew Bajadali (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies 15  
9 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos - Shimano 14  
10 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes 14  
11 Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 14  
12 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan 13  
13 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 11  
14 Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes 11  
15 Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 10  
16 Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team 10  
17 Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan 10  
18 Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos - Shimano 9  
19 Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 8  
20 Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 8  
21 Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling 8  
22 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 8  
23 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 7  
24 Joseph Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team 7  
25 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 7  
26 Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 7  
27 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 7  
28 Wilson Alexander Marentes Torres (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes 7  
29 Michael Rodriguez Galindo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes 6  
30 Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 6  
31 Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale 6  
32 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 6  
33 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 6  
34 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 6  
35 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 5  
36 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 5  
37 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 4  
38 Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 4  
39 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan 4  
40 Scott Zwizanski (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies 4  
41 Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan 3  
42 Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C10 3  
43 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 3  
44 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 3  
45 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 3  
46 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team 3  
47 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 2  
48 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 2  
49 Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10 2  
50 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 1  
Best young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 30:45:02  
2 Joseph Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team 0:01:08  
3 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:02:33  
4 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos - Shimano 0:04:59  
5 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:05:58  
6 Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team 0:16:40  
7 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:24:58  
8 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan 0:26:06  
9 Ian Boswell (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team 0:26:28  
10 Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team 0:36:07  
11 Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team 0:48:01  
12 Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team 0:54:04  
13 Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10 1:02:03  
14 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Livestrong Team 1:04:49  
15 David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10 1:07:28  
16 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 1:09:54  
17 Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team 1:15:30  
18 Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 1:38:40  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 RadioShack-Nissan 92:12:41  
2 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:03:05  
3 Orica GreenEDGE 0:06:12  
4 BMC Racing Team 0:09:14  
5 AG2R La Mondiale 0:10:08  
6 Garmin-Barracuda 0:11:03  
7 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:18:44  
8 Colombia - Coldeportes 0:18:59  
9 Omega Pharma-QuickStep 0:24:49  
10 Bontrager Livestrong Team 0:35:38  
11 Liquigas-Cannondale 0:39:10  
12 Argos-Shimano 0:50:28  
13 Team Exergy 0:54:22  
14 Spidertech Powered by C10 0:57:37  
15 Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 1:21:16  
16 Bissell Pro Cycling 1:21:51