Tour of California: Sagan sprints to Santa Clarita win

Ninth stage win for Cannondale rider

Peter Sagan (Cannondale) sprinted to the win Tuesday during Stage 3 of the Amgen Tour of California, the ninth stage victory at the US race in his career. The Slovakian sneaked over the finish line ahead of Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge) and Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp).

Baden Cooke led out Matthews with 500 meters to go, but Sagan showed phenomenal speed to come around the Australian's outside, beating him by a half a wheel on the line.

"Ted [King] did very good work, he pulled on the front all day and he took me to the front on the last kilometer, and the last 500m after Boivin was the last man," Sagan said. "He took me the last 200m on the front, and I did my sprint. I had a little bit of luck because of the headwind, so it was better to start the sprint later."

Matthews, who told Cyclingnews before the stage start in Palmdale that his legs were feeling good and that he was hoping for a sprint finish, said the sprint got very chaotic in the last 5km, but he praised his team for keeping him near the front and in with a chance.

"I wouldn't have been in the top 3 without the perfect leadout from my whole team," Matthews said. "I think we got the result we deserved. Sagan was just a little too fast in the finish."

Farrar characterized the dash to the line as "hectic" and said he lost Sagan's wheel about 500m from the line. He was able to duck through a hole, he said, but by then it was too late.

"I felt good," Farrar said. "I think if I ride a little smarter sprint, I think I have the speed to beat [Sagan]."

The main catch was made with 16.5kms to go, with two members of the day’s break, Stage 1 winner Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Andy Schleck (RadioShack-Leopard) having survived their day's adventure off the front. The third member of the group, Chad Beyer (Champion System) held on for another few kilometres having attacked with the peloton closing in. The fourth breakaway rider, Bontrager's Gavin Mannion, was dispatched from the group with about 28km remaining.

Markel Irizar (RadioShack-Leopard) burst off the front with just over 5km to go with Garmin-Sharp leading the chase, followed by Cannondale with the green train lining out for Sagan.

How it unfolded

The third stage of the Amgen Tour of California saw the first appearance of RadioShack-Leopard's Jens Voigt, one of just a handful of riders to have started all eight editions of the race. The large German attacked from kilometer zero, driving the initial pace up to 40 km/h before the field quickly reeled him back and settled down a bit.

Voigt joined another larger group of 23 riders that immediately peeled away from the field, including a host of WorldTour riders and overall contenders. Among the breakaway riders were Voigt, Laurent Didier, Bob Jungels and Andy Schleck (RadioShack Leopard); Tyler Farrar and Jacob Rathe (Garmin Sharp); Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick-Step); Tejay van Garderen, Brent Bookwalter, Mathias Frank and Michael Schär (BMC); Baden Cooke, Cameron Meyer and Travis Meyer (Orica GreenEdge); Peter Sagan and Guillaume Boivin (Cannondale); Michael Rogers and Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Team Saxo-Tinkoff); Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Vacansoleil-DCM); Christopher Baldwin and Carter Jones (Bissell); Alexander Candelario (Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies); plus Francisco Mancebo (5-hour Energy/Kenda).

The large group built an ultimate gap of 50 seconds heading to the first KOM of the day atop Munz Ranch Road about 30km into the route. Jones extended his lead in the mountains classification by taking ultimate points there, and his teammate Baldwin helped Jones' effort by grabbing the runner-up points ahead of Schär and Mancebo.

With so many riders in the breakaway, the field, led by the Jamis-Hagens Berman team of Janier Acevedo, was not happy to let it go and pulled the escapees back right at the KOM line.

A reshuffling at the front created the day's long breakaway with Andy Schleck (RadioSack-Leopard), Gavin Mannion (Bontrager), Chad Beyer (Champion System) and Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM), the stage 1 winner now in the green jersey. The field appeared content with the make up of the move, with Chad Beyer placed highest at 5:07 in arrears, and the new escapees quickly started building their advantage.

"We had great cooperation all day," said Mannion, a 21-year-old development team rider. "Nobody was really skipping any turns. Those ProTour guys don't mess around once they're up the road."

The gap hovered around four minutes on the way to the day's second KOM, the Category 4 climb up Lake Hughes Road. Beyer took top honors there ahead of Schleck, Westra and Mannion, and the gap increased to 4:45. Beyer followed that effort by grabbing top points at the next KOM as well.

The leaders' advantage began dropping steadily after they descended off the third KOM, falling to just three minutes with 66km remaining. Jamis held steady at the front, with the Garmin Sharp and Cannondale teams of sprinters Tyler Farrar and Peter Sagan also throwing riders into the chase.

As the leaders approached the first intermediate sprint of the day, Westra rotated to the front, crossing the line first for maximum points and adding to his lead in that classification. Beyer took second, followed by Schleck in third. Omega Pharma-Quick-Step, likely riding for their own sprinter Gianni Meersman, also threw a rider into the chase, and the gap dropped below three minutes with about 53km remaining.

Westra took maximum points at the last intermediate sprint of the day with less than 45 km remaining, but by then the group's gap was down to 2:45, and a sprint finish was looking more and more inevitable.

With Omega Pharma-QuickStep, Cannondale and Garmin Sharp massed at the front in pursuit of the break, the lead had dropped to 2:05 starting the final 34km downhill run into the finish and was down to 1:45 just 4km later.

Mannion was the break's first casualty, falling off the pace with just 28km to go.

"I was just in the box," Mannion said. "We hit a little roller, and it was just time for me to come off."

The three remaining riders continued to swap turns on the front, pushing the pace for the finish. The gap was an even minute when Schleck, Westra and Beyer saw the time board with 23km to go. Beyer attacked the group during a moment of hesitation by the others and built a short-lived advantage as the peloton swept up Schleck and Westra. He succumbed to the chase next with about 13.5km remaining, and the field sprint was inevitable.

Sagan dedicated his win to teammate Mauro da Dalto, who went to the hospital Monday with heat sickness after stage 2.

"I'm happy I could win here another time," sagan said. "I like California and I think the people like me. I'm here for my fans, but I want to dedicate this victory to my teammate Mauro da Dalto who was very bad yesterday with heat attack and was taken to the hospital. I was happy I could take this victory for him."

Full Results
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling4:20:31 
2Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
3Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
4Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
5Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
6Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
7Alexander Candelario (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
8Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
9Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura  
10Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
11Jacobe Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
12Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling  
13Frank Kevin Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
14Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
15Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp-Endura  
16Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
17Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
18Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
19Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
20Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
21Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
22Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
23Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
24Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Cycling Team  
25Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
26Max Jenkins (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda  
27Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
28Janier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Jamis-Hagens Berman  
29Robert Sweeting (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda  
30Wu Kin San (HKg) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
31Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda  
32Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard  
33Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
34Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura  
35Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
36Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis-Hagens Berman  
37Tanner Putt (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
38José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura  
39Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
40Ken Hanson (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
41Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
42Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
43Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
44Chad Haga (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
45Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
46Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
47Jesse Anthony (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
48Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
49Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard  
50Feng Chun Kai (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
51Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
52Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
53Brian Vandborg (Den) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
54Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
55Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
56Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
57David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura  
58Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
59Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
60Shawn Milne (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda  
61Timothy Duggan (USA) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
62Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
63Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
64Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
65Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard  
66Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura  
67Scott Zwizanski (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
68Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
69Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
70Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura  
71Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
72Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
73Nathaniel English (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda  
74Antoine Duchesne (Can) Bontrager Cycling Team  
75Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
76Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
77Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
78Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
79Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman  
80James Stemper (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda  
81Bob Jungels (Lux) RadioShack Leopard  
82Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard  
83Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
84Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
85Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
86Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
87Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
88Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp  
89David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
90Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman  
91Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
92Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
93Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
94Michael Torckler (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling  
95John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
96Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
97James Driscoll (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman  
98Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
99Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
100David Williams (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda  
101Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:20 
102Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
103Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:58 
104Thomas Soladay (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:01:08 
105Marsh Cooper (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
106James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Cycling Team  
107Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
108Jason McCartney (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
109Ryan Roth (Can) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
110Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp0:02:55 
111Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:03:35 
112Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
113Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp0:03:58 
114Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
115Carson Miller (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman0:07:09 
HDPhillip Gaimon (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:23:29 
DNSPieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
DNSMauro Da Dalto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
DNFBert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
DNFGuido Emanuel Palma (Arg) Jamis-Hagens Berman  
DNFTom Zirbel (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
Sprint 1 - Lake Hughes, 118.9km
1Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team5pts
2Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team3 
3Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard1 
Sprint 2 - Leona Valley, 135.5km
1Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team5pts
2Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team3 
3Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team1 
Sprint 3 - Finish, 177.5km
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling15pts
2Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge12 
3Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp10 
4Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step7 
5Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team6 
6Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team5 
7Alexander Candelario (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies4 
8Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step3 
9Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura2 
10Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff1 
Mountain 1 - Munz Ranch Rd. (Cat. 4) 30.7km
1Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling4pts
2Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling3 
3Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda2 
4Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team1 
Mountain 2 - Lake Hughes Rd. (Cat. 4) 86.1km
1Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team4pts
2Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard3 
3Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
4Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team1 
Mountain 3 - Lake Hughes Rd. (Cat. 4) 101.7km
1Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team4pts
2Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard3 
3Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team2 
4Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
Mountain 4 - Bouquet Canyon Rd. (Cat. 4) 142.4km
1Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard4pts
2Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team3 
3Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team2 
4Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
Best young rider
1Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step4:20:31 
2Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Cycling Team  
3Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
4Tanner Putt (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
5Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
6Antoine Duchesne (Can) Bontrager Cycling Team  
7Bob Jungels (Lux) RadioShack Leopard  
8Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
9Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp  
10Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
11Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
12James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Cycling Team0:01:08 
13Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
14Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
Teams
1Omega Pharma-Quick Step13:01:33 
2Bissell Pro Cycling  
3BMC Racing Team  
4Cannondale Pro Cycling  
5Garmin-Sharp  
6Team NetApp-Endura  
7Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
8Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
9Orica-GreenEdge  
105-hour Energy p/b Kenda  
11Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
12UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
13RadioShack Leopard  
14Bontrager Cycling Team  
15Jamis-Hagens Bermann  
16Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
General classification after stage 3
1Janier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Jamis-Hagens Berman13:59:50 
2Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:12 
3Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:00:27 
4Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:45 
5Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:55 
6Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda0:01:03 
7Chad Haga (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:01:13 
8Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:01:15 
9Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team0:01:32 
10Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:01:40 
11Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:01:56 
12Max Jenkins (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda0:02:27 
13Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
14Nathaniel English (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda0:02:36 
15Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:03:19 
16Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp  
17Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura0:03:42 
18Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard0:04:02 
19Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:04:09 
20Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:04:17 
21David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura0:04:33 
22Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:05:04 
23Brian Vandborg (Den) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:05:07 
24Tanner Putt (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team0:05:48 
25Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard0:06:06 
26Michael Torckler (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling0:07:13 
27Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura0:07:47 
28Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:08:36 
29Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:09:19 
30Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard0:09:21 
31Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:10:11 
32David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:10:14 
33Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:10:54 
34James Stemper (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda0:10:55 
35Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:10:57 
36Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:11:23 
37Alexander Candelario (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:11:36 
38Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:12:06 
39Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling0:12:27 
40Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:12:33 
41Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team0:12:44 
42Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:12:56 
43Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard0:15:04 
44Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:15:16 
45Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:15:28 
46Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team0:15:39 
47Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis-Hagens Berman0:15:44 
48Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Cycling Team0:16:36 
49Ryan Roth (Can) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:17:10 
50Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:17:21 
51Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:17:25 
52Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:18:37 
53Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:19:21 
54Timothy Duggan (USA) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
55José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura0:19:28 
56Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:19:34 
57Jesse Anthony (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:21:03 
58Shawn Milne (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda0:21:35 
59Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:21:54 
60Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard0:21:56 
61Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:21:58 
62Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:22:25 
63Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:22:35 
64Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:22:36 
65Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:22:39 
66Bob Jungels (Lux) RadioShack Leopard0:22:55 
67Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:23:02 
68Frank Kevin Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:23:05 
69Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:23:06 
70Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman0:23:17 
71Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp0:24:27 
72Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman0:24:53 
73Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:25:08 
74Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:25:30 
75Antoine Duchesne (Can) Bontrager Cycling Team0:25:34 
76Ken Hanson (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:25:46 
77David Williams (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda  
78Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:25:51 
79Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:25:54 
80Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:26:23 
81Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp-Endura0:26:48 
82Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
83Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:26:50 
84Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:27:19 
85Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:27:27 
86Feng Chun Kai (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:27:39 
87Marsh Cooper (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:28:20 
88Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura0:28:33 
89Wu Kin San (HKg) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:28:34 
90Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:28:53 
91Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:30:00 
92Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
93Robert Sweeting (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda0:30:41 
94Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:30:45 
95Thomas Soladay (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:31:08 
96Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:31:40 
97Scott Zwizanski (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:32:19 
98Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:32:28 
99Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:32:57 
100Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:33:06 
101James Driscoll (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman0:34:21 
102Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura0:36:29 
103Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp0:36:43 
104Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:38:22 
105James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Cycling Team0:38:28 
106Jacobe Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:39:47 
107John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
108Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team0:40:03 
109Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:40:17 
110Jason McCartney (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:40:32 
111Carson Miller (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman0:41:27 
112Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:42:23 
113Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:51:07 
114Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:55:57 
115Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:57:26 
Sprint classification
1Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team25pts
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling25 
3Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step14 
4Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda12 
5Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge12 
6Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp10 
7Alexander Candelario (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies8 
8Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling6 
9Scott Zwizanski (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies6 
10Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Cycling Team6 
11Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman6 
12Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team6 
13Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling5 
14Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp5 
15Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team5 
16Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team4 
17James Stemper (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda3 
18Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge3 
19Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team3 
20Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step3 
21Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling2 
22Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura2 
23Tanner Putt (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team1 
24Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard1 
25Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff1 
26Marsh Cooper (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies1 
Mountains classification
1Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling25pts
2James Stemper (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda16 
3Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team12 
4Marsh Cooper (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies12 
5Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team11 
6Janier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Jamis-Hagens Berman10 
7Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman10 
8Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard10 
9Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura10 
10Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team9 
11Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling9 
12Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman9 
13Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team7 
14Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step7 
15Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team6 
16Scott Zwizanski (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies6 
17Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff5 
18Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team5 
19Chad Haga (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies4 
20Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team4 
21Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard3 
22Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling3 
23Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda2 
24Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard2 
25Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team1 
Best young rider classification
1Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team14:01:22 
2Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp0:01:47 
3Tanner Putt (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team0:04:16 
4Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:09:25 
5Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team0:11:12 
6Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team0:14:07 
7Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Cycling Team0:15:04 
8Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:20:53 
9Bob Jungels (Lux) RadioShack Leopard0:21:23 
10Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:21:30 
11Antoine Duchesne (Can) Bontrager Cycling Team0:24:02 
12Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:24:19 
13Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team0:25:16 
14James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Cycling Team0:36:56 
Teams classification
1UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team42:04:20 
25-hour Energy p/b Kenda0:01:22 
3BMC Racing Team0:04:23 
4RadioShack Leopard0:06:33 
5Bissell Pro Cycling0:08:32 
6Team NetApp-Endura0:11:12 
7Bontrager Cycling Team0:14:08 
8Garmin-Sharp0:19:40 
9Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:21:15 
10Cannondale Pro Cycling0:24:22 
11Orica-GreenEdge0:26:47 
12Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:29:02 
13Jamis-Hagens Bermann0:34:11 
14Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:34:47 
15Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:39:41 
16Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:41:30 

 

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