Tour of California: Westra wins in Escondido

Mancebo second as duo stays clear of the bunch

Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM) has won the opening stage of the Amgen Tour of California, outsmarting Franciso Mancebo (5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda) in a two-up sprint in Escondido.

Peter Sagan (Cannondale) led home the chase bunch six seconds in arrears of Westra, having recovered from a rear derailleur issue with around five kilometers left to race.

It's the first time that Vacansoleil-DCM has attended the U.S. race and just the second win of the season for the team, following Thomas De Gendt's win at the Volta a Catalunya in March.

"I was actually dropped on the last climb, the legs were not so good. But I came back and saw a lot of teams with only one or two riders. I said why not, I'll attack. I was lucky to have Mancebo with me, he was really strong. In last kilometer, I played it hard, but you will win when you play it hard," said Westra following his win.

"It’s very good for me and also the team, Vacansoleil-DCM, that we won and we have the yellow jersey."

Westra attacked around five kilometres ahead of the finish, with the remnants of the day's break - Carter Jones (Bissell), James Stemper (5-hour Energy-Kenda) - caught on the wide open roads following a long, hard chase in the heat. Mancebo took off in pursuit and the pair had clear air with BMC leading the peloton.

The Spaniard took the lead rounding the 90-degree left-hand bend with 300 metres to go, but Westra ducked around Mancebo and cruised in for victory.

"I worked more than him, but he was still faster than me anyhow," Mancebo told Cyclingnews. "I'm happy to stay on the podium and to not lose time for tomorrow. Tomorrow is an important day for GC and we will try again. Three seconds is nothing but it's better to be in the front than behind."

For Sagan, the third place finish on the stage was not so much a disappointment, but a relief in a stage that was a big shock to the system after a three-week break from racing.

"I am not used to the heat, because in Europe it was much colder," Sagan told Cyclingnews. "I had cramps at the end, but I don't know. I was tired, but I sprinted through the cramps."

Sagan polished off the work of his Cannondale team, which took the majority of the responsibility for closing down the more than 11-minute lead that four riders accumulated during the stage, and expressed a little frustration that more teams didn't pitch in earlier.

"Every rider is thinking how to beat me. My team did very good work today from the start. It was a very hot, hard stage, and in the finish the team only had a few riders left on the front. The other teams didn't want to pull with us, but finally Vacansoleil put in a few riders in, and then they won."

How it unfolded:

The opening stage to the 2013 Amgen Tour of California, with the mile-high climb of Palomar Mountain, might have been more decisive for the general classification favorites had it not been for the intense heat that descended upon Southern California for the stage.

With temperatures soaring over 100 degrees, the peloton was content to let the stage go to the usual formula we've seen over the eight years of the Tour - the domestic Continental teams form a breakaway, fight it out for the sprint and climber's points, and then get reeled in by the WorldTour teams for the finale.

It seemed as if the break might have to wait until after the first sprint at 31km into the stage, but James Stemper (5 Hour Energy), Zak Dempster (NetApp-Endura) and Marsh Cooper (Optum) had other ideas. Once they were joined by Carter Jones (Bissell), the formula was complete, and the peloton allowed the break to gain over 10 minutes over the course of the next 70km.

Jones took the first sprint, and the quartet worked well together across the barren landscape on the way to Palomar. The first climb on Mesa Grande went to Dempster, and finally, with 75km under their belt, the peloton finally awoke and started whittling into the gap.

By the time the leaders started up Palomar, the gap had fallen to 8:30, and it held steady over the course of the 10-mile, 4.5% grade ascent. Dempster was the first to lose contact, but he managed to stay ahead of the peloton until the better part of the descent was over before he was caught.

BMC, Cannondale, Saxo-Tinkoff and Vacansoleil all contributed to reducing the gap to the leaders on Cole Grade, where the breakaway lost Marsh Cooper and the peloton briefly shattered.

After the top, Sagan was dropped but not for long, as his Cannondale team pulled him back into the bunch not long after. The pace was such that many riders were able to rejoin, even as first NetApp, then Sagan's team and finally the Omega Pharma-Quick-Step squad of Gianni Meersman contributed to bringing the gap down under three minutes with 20km to race.

An attack from Michael Rogers (Saxo-Tinkoff) seemed to spark new life into the peloton with 17km to go, as RadioShack was quick to mark the move with Andy Schleck, who was looking more like his old self than in a long time.

That move was countered by UnitedHealthcare's Marc de Maar, but that too was brought back and BMC did the work to close down the remaining seconds of the leading duo, finally bringing them into the fold with 5km to race.

That catch was quickly countered by Westra, and only Mancebo was fast enough to respond. The pair only built up a 10 second lead, but with Sagan cramping, other teams lacking numbers and BMC only concerned with keeping van Garderen in the front, the impetus was just not there to bring them back.

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team4:31:33 
2Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda  
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:06 
4Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
5Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Cycling Team  
6Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
7Alexander Candelario (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
8Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
9Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling  
10Tanner Putt (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
11Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
12Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
13Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
14Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
15Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
16Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
17Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
18Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard  
19Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
20David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp - Endura  
21Chad Haga (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
22Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
23Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
24Janier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Jamis - Hagens Berman  
25Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
26Max Jenkins (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda  
27Ryan Roth (Can) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
28Nathaniel English (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda  
29Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard  
30Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
31Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard  
32Leopold König (Cze) Team NetApp - Endura  
33Phil Gaimon (USA) Bissell Cycling  
34Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
35Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Vancansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
36Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
37Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
38David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
39Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
40Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
41Michael Torckler (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling  
42Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
43Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura  
44Brian Vandborg (Den) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
45Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard  
46Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
47James Stemper (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda  
48Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
49Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
50Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
51Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp  
52Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:20 
53Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:35 
54Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman0:09:09 
55Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:09:11 
56Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
57Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis-Hagens Berman  
58Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
59Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
60Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
61Antoine Duchesne (Can) Bontrager Cycling Team0:10:18 
62José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp - Endura  
63Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
64Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
65Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
66Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
67Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
68Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
69Timothy Duggan (USA) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
70Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
71Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
72Kin San Wu (Hkg) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
73Bob Jungels (Lux) RadioShack Leopard  
74Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
75Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman  
76Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
77Jesse Anthony (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
78James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Cycling Team  
79Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
80Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
81Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
82Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
83Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
84Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
85Ken Hanson (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
86Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp  
87Thomas Soladay (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
88Marsh Cooper (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
89Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
90Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:10:44 
91Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
92Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
93Jonas Aaen Jørgensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
94Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
95Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
96Shawn Milne (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda  
97Frank Kevin Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
98Chun Kai Feng (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
99David Williams (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda  
100Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura  
101Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
102Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp-Endura  
103Tom Zirbel (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:14:37 
104Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:18:40 
105Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
106Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
107Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura  
108Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:18:42 
109Scott Zwizanski (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
110Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
111James Driscoll (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman0:19:50 
112Carson Miller (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman  
113Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
114Juan José Haedo (Arg) Jamis-Hagens Berman  
115Guido Emanuel Palma (Arg) Jamis-Hagens Berman  
116Jason McCartney (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
117Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
118John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
119Robert Sweeting (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda  
120Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
121Jacobe Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
122Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp  
123Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
HDMichael Hepburn (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
HDFumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica-GreenEdge  
HDTaylor Sheldon (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda  
DNFStijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team15 pts
2Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda12 
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling10 
4Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step7 
5Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Cycling Team6 
6Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp5 
7Alexander Candelario (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies4 
8Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge3 
9Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling2 
10Tanner Putt (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team1 
Mountain 1 - Mesa Grande (Cat. 4) 61.3km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura4 pts
2Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling3 
3James Stemper (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda2 
4Marsh Cooper (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies1 
Mountain 2 - Mount Palomar (Cat. 1) 97.3km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling10 pts
2James Stemper (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda9 
3Marsh Cooper (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies7 
4Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura6 
5Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team5 
6Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman4 
7Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard2 
Mountain 3 - Cole Grade (Cat. 3) 129km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling6 pts
2James Stemper (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda5 
3Marsh Cooper (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies4 
4Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team3 
5Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard1 
Intermediate sprint - Ramona, 31.1km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling5 pts
2James Stemper (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda3 
3Marsh Cooper (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies1 
Most Courageous Rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1James Stemper (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
15 Hour Energy13:34:51 
2Bontrager Cycling Team0:00:06 
3Bissell Pro Cycling  
4Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
5Team NetApp-Endura  
6BMC Racing Team  
7Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
8Radioshack Leopard  
9Cannondale  
10Garmin-Sharp  
11Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:09:11 
12Vacansoleil - DCM Procycling Team0:10:12 
13Orica GreenEDGE0:10:18 
14Team Optum By Kelly Benefit Strategies  
15Jamis - Hagens Berman0:18:14 
16Team Saxo -Tinkoff0:20:30 
Best Young Rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Cycling Team4:31:39 
2Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
3Tanner Putt (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
4Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
5Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
6Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
7Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp  
8Antoine Duchesne (Can) Bontrager Cycling Team0:10:12 
9Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
10Bob Jungels (Lux) RadioShack Leopard  
11James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Cycling Team  
12Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
13Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:10:38 
14Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
HDMichael Hepburn (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
General classification after Stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team4:31:33 
2Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda  
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:06 
4Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
5Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Cycling Team  
6Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
7Alexander Candelario (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
8Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
9Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling  
10Tanner Putt (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
11Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
12Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
13Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
14Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
15Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
16Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
17Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
18Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard  
19Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
20David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp - Endura  
21Chad Haga (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
22Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
23Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
24Janier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Jamis - Hagens Berman  
25Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
26Max Jenkins (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda  
27Ryan Roth (Can) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
28Nathaniel English (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda  
29Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard  
30Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
31Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard  
32Leopold König (Cze) Team NetApp - Endura  
33Phil Gaimon (USA) Bissell Cycling  
34Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
35Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Vancansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
36Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
37Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
38David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
39Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
40Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
41Michael Torckler (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling  
42Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
43Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura  
44Brian Vandborg (Den) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
45Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard  
46Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
47James Stemper (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda  
48Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
49Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
50Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
51Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp  
52Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:20 
53Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:35 
54Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman0:09:09 
55Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:09:11 
56Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
57Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis-Hagens Berman  
58Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
59Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
60Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
61Antoine Duchesne (Can) Bontrager Cycling Team0:10:18 
62José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp - Endura  
63Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
64Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
65Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
66Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
67Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
68Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
69Timothy Duggan (USA) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
70Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
71Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
72Kin San Wu (Hkg) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
73Bob Jungels (Lux) RadioShack Leopard  
74Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
75Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman  
76Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
77Jesse Anthony (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
78James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Cycling Team  
79Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
80Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
81Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
82Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
83Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
84Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
85Ken Hanson (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
86Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp  
87Thomas Soladay (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
88Marsh Cooper (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
89Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
90Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:10:44 
91Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
92Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
93Jonas Aaen Jørgensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
94Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
95Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
96Shawn Milne (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda  
97Frank Kevin Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
98Chun Kai Feng (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
99David Williams (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda  
100Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura  
101Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
102Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp-Endura  
103Tom Zirbel (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:14:37 
104Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:18:40 
105Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
106Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
107Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura  
108Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:18:42 
109Scott Zwizanski (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
110Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
111James Driscoll (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman0:19:50 
112Carson Miller (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman  
113Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
114Juan José Haedo (Arg) Jamis-Hagens Berman  
115Guido Emanuel Palma (Arg) Jamis-Hagens Berman  
116Jason McCartney (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
117Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
118John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
119Robert Sweeting (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda  
120Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
121Jacobe Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
122Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp  
123Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team15 pts
2Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda12 
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling10 
4Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step7 
5Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Cycling Team6 
6Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling5 
7Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp5 
8Alexander Candelario (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies4 
9James Stemper (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda3 
10Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge3 
11Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling2 
12Tanner Putt (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team1 
13Marsh Cooper (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling19 pts
2James Stemper (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda16 
3Marsh Cooper (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies12 
4Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura10 
5Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team8 
6Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman4 
7Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard2 
8Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard1 
Young Rider Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Cycling Team4:31:39 
2Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
3Tanner Putt (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
4Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
5Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
6Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
7Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp  
8Antoine Duchesne (Can) Bontrager Cycling Team0:10:12 
9Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
10Bob Jungels (Lux) RadioShack Leopard  
11James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Cycling Team  
12Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
13Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:10:38 
14Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
15 Hour Energy13:34:51 
2Bontrager Cycling Team0:00:06 
3Bissell Pro Cycling  
4Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
5Team NetApp-Endura  
6BMC Racing Team  
7Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
8Radioshack Leopard  
9Cannondale  
10Garmin-Sharp  
11Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:09:11 
12Vacansoleil - DCM Procycling Team0:10:12 
13Orica GreenEDGE0:10:18 
14Team Optum By Kelly Benefit Strategies  
15Jamis - Hagens Berman0:18:14 
16Team Saxo -Tinkoff0:20:30 
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