Voigt launches late attack into Avila Beach

Acevedo swept away in Californian crosswinds

Jens Voigt took out Stage 5 at the Tour of California after a tenacious attack inside the final 5km that netted a solo victory into Avila Beach. Voigt was among the elite group that formed with approximately 55km still to go when crosswinds battered the peloton, as was BMC's Tejay van Garderen, who assumed the race lead after Janier Acevedo (Jamis-Hagens Berman) missed the split.

With 5km to go, Voigt decided that the only way he could win was to go solo, and that's what he did on the fast, twisty run-in to the seaside town. "If you look at the group I was in, there were quality riders in there. To win there, I had to go alone. I can't beat Thor Hushovd, Tyler Farrar or Peter Sagan," said Voigt.

Racing in the United States appears to be happy hunting ground for Voigt who took his most recent victory on Stage 4 at last year's USA Pro Cycling Challenge. The father of six said he was surprised the group allowed him to get away, given his track record of converting late attacks into race wins.

"We had our most important guy, Matthew Busche in the move, with myself and Irizar to push the break," said Voigt.

"Busche said to me 'you look pretty good, why don't you go for the stage'. I just did the same move I've been doing since the ice age, and I couldn't believe they let me go.

"Once I get 20 seconds, I'm gone. I looked back and said, 'I can't believe they're giving me 20 seconds, don't they know?'," added the 41-year-old German who is showing few signs of slowing down. "I actually had time to slow down and it was good, because I was, well not close to passing out, but it was hard. I had to dig really deep, but now all the pain is behind me."

Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp) and Thor Hushovd (BMC) took out the remaining podium spots from the breakaway, six seconds behind.

RadioShack Leopard were the big aggressors in the final part of the race, forcing a selection in the crosswinds that caught race leader Javier Acevedo napping too far down the bunch with the Jamis-Hagens Berman unable to react. Also losing time was third placed overall Philip Deignan (UnitedHealthcare).

Among the winners on the day was van Garderen, who took over the race lead from Acevedo by 50 seconds heading into tomorrow's time trial. Stuck in the middle and still a serious threat for the overall classification is Michael Rogers who moved into second-place, 42 seconds behind the BMC rider.

"It wasn't BMC's plan to split the bunch," said van Garderen moments after pulling on his new yellow jersey. "It seemed like a headwind all day, but then all of a sudden it changed, and you could feel it getting nervous in the bunch. You knew something was going to happen.

"I think it was RadioShack who started it. It was a split second decision to go with it, and I was lucky to have two strong guys in Thor Hushovd and Michael Schar to help. It definitely took a little effort, but (Michael) Rogers wasn't skipping a pull, and I wasn't skipping pulls, so it's pretty even," he added.

How it unfolded

With the time trial on the horizon, stage 5 from Santa Barbara to Avila Beach was not expected to be one for the general classification contenders, it was tipped to be a sprinter's delight. However, even though the beginning of the stage went largely to formula the final 50km were anything but.

Early in the stage, Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM), Kai Chun Feng (Champion System) and mountains classification leader Carter Jones (Bissell) formed the day's breakaway, and Jones padded his lead on the only classified climb on the day on San Marcos Pass.

The trio gained 8:30 before the sprinters teams got to work whittling it down for the expected bunch sprint. However, the plan went all awry as the race turned into a section of fierce crosswinds and the break's lead fell below two minutes.

As the wind picked up, the WorldTour riders decided to put the hammer down and split the peloton into several different echelons. Race leader Janier Acevedo was caught too far back and ended up in a chasing group that was quickly losing time. Third placed Philip Deignan (UnitedHealthcare) was also caught out, as was Francisco Mancebo (5 Hour Energy) and Chad Haga (Optum).

Though Jones went quickly out of the quality move, Feng and De Gendt tacked on to the break. Up front were RadioShack's Jens Voigt and Markel Irizar with their GC man Matthew Busche. BMC pulled to bring Tejay van Garderen away under the powerful impetus of Thor Hushovd and Michael Schär. Orica-GreenEdge had two reasons to cooperate: In there was sprinter Michael Matthews and GC man Cameron Meyer, with Baden Cooke and Mitchell Docker to pull for the stage win. The only wrench was the presence of Peter Sagan (Cannondale).

Saxo Bank had Michael Rogers with teammates Jonas Aaen Jørgensen and Jay McCarthy, and the cheeky Australian tried to go for the bonus seconds in the intermediate sprint in Guadeloupe, but Hushovd denied him the five seconds. Also up in the move were solo sprinters Alex Candelario (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) and Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp), who had a flat and screeched to a halt like a cyclo-cross star, leapt off his bike and jumped on a new one and bridged back up to the leaders.

The front group continued to drive the pace ahead with even the GC contenders van Garderen and Meyer pulling through through in the line. Rogers had a number of teammates attentive at the front and were doing their best to contribute as much to the pace setting as RadioShack Leopard, who were looking after the interests of Busche who started the day 1:15 behind Acevedo.

The group continued to work together, with GC and sprinters alike pulling through in the line which assisted in creating a near impossible gap for riders to bridge up to. Riders from Omega Pharma - Quick-Step and Bontrager tried to break clear of the flailing groups but were unable to get clear.

Meanwhile at the back of the front group was the ominous Sagan who, while appearing to be hanging on would be the greatest threat for the technical and uphill sprint into Avila Beach, but Voigt had other ideas and went clear with 5km to go.

Coming into the final corners at Avila Beach, Voigt had maintained his slim advantage and had plenty of time to celebrate the stage victory, just six-seconds ahead of the sprint won by Farrar, with Hushovd in third and sprint leader Sagan in fourth.

Full Results
1Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard4:41:16 
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:00:06 
3Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team  
4Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
5Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
6Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
7Alexander Candelario (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
8Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
9Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
10Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
11Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
12Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
13Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
14Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard  
15Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:14 
16Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
17Jacobe Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:01:04 
18Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
19Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda0:01:07 
20Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
21Chad Haga (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
22Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
23Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Cycling Team  
24Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
25Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard  
26Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
27Brian Vandborg (Den) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
28Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
29Janier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Jamis-Hagens Berman  
30Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
31Ken Hanson (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
32Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
33Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
34Nathaniel English (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda  
35Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis-Hagens Berman  
36Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
37Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
38Antoine Duchesne (Can) Bontrager Cycling Team  
39David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura  
40Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
41Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
42John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
43Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
44Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
45Bob Jungels (Lux) RadioShack Leopard  
46Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
47Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura  
48Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
49Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
50Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
51Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard  
52Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
53Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
54Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
55Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
56Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
57Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
58Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
59Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
60Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
61Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
62Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
63Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
64Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
65Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
66Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp  
67Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
68Tanner Putt (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
69David Williams (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda  
70Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
71José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura  
72Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura  
73Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
74Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
75Robert Sweeting (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda  
76Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling  
77Ryan Roth (Can) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
78Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
79Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura  
80Feng Chun Kai (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:01:48 
81Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:01:56 
82Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
83Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura  
84Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman0:02:06 
85Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:02:08 
86Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:02:42 
87Shawn Milne (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda0:15:16 
88Frank Kevin Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
89James Stemper (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda  
90Thomas Soladay (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
91Max Jenkins (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda  
92Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
93James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Cycling Team  
94Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman  
95Michael Torckler (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling  
96Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
97Scott Zwizanski (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
98Marsh Cooper (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
99Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
100Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp-Endura  
101James Driscoll (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman  
102David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
103Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
104Wu Kin San (HKg) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
105Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
106Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:18:33 
107Jason McCartney (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
108Carson Miller (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman  
109Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
110Jesse Anthony (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
111Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp  
112Timothy Duggan (USA) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:18:37 
113Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp  
DNFJonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
Sprint 1 - Orcutt, 113.8km
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team5pts
2Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling3 
3Feng Chun Kai (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling Team1 
Sprint 2 - Guadalupe, 132.1km
1Feng Chun Kai (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling Team5pts
2Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling3 
3Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
Sprint 3 - Orroyo Grande, 152.8km
1Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team5pts
2Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff3 
3Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team1 
Sprint 4 - Finish, 185.7km
1Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard15pts
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp12 
3Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team10 
4Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling7 
5Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge6 
6Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff5 
7Alexander Candelario (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies4 
8Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff3 
9Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard2 
10Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team1 
Mountain 1 - San Marcos Pass (Cat. 2) 25.2km
1Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling8pts
2Feng Chun Kai (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling Team7 
3Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team6 
4Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda5 
5Michael Torckler (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling3 
Young riders
1Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff4:41:22 
2Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Cycling Team0:01:01 
3Antoine Duchesne (Can) Bontrager Cycling Team  
4Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
5Bob Jungels (Lux) RadioShack Leopard  
6Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
7Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
8Tanner Putt (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
9Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
10Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
11Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team  
12James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Cycling Team0:15:10 
13Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:18:27 
14Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp0:18:31 
1Radioshack Leopard14:04:00 
2Team Saxo -Tinkoff0:00:06 
3BMC Racing Team0:00:14 
4Orica GreenEdge  
5Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:02:08 
6Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team  
7Cannondale Pro Cycling  
9Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:03:06 
10Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
11Bontrager Cycling Team0:03:09 
125-hour Energy p/ Kenda  
13Team NetApp-Endura  
14Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
15Jamis - Hagens Berman0:04:08 
16Bissell Pro Cycling0:31:27 
General classification after stage 5
1Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team21:55:32 
2Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:42 
3Janier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Jamis-Hagens Berman0:00:50 
4Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:01:04 
5Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:01:17 
6Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:01:29 
7Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:35 
8Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda0:01:53 
9Chad Haga (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:02:03 
10Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team0:02:22 
11Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:02:46 
12Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:03:17 
13Nathaniel English (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda0:03:26 
14Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura0:04:32 
15Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard0:04:52 
16Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:05:07 
17David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura0:05:23 
18Brian Vandborg (Den) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:05:57 
19Tanner Putt (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team0:06:38 
20Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard0:06:56 
21Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:07:22 
22Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura0:08:37 
23Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:10:09 
24Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard0:10:11 
25Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:11:20 
26Alexander Candelario (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:11:25 
27Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:11:44 
28Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling0:13:17 
29Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:13:18 
30Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team0:13:34 
31Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:13:40 
32Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:13:46 
33Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard0:14:37 
34Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:14:56 
35Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:16:06 
36Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:16:14 
37Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis-Hagens Berman0:16:34 
38Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Cycling Team0:17:26 
39Max Jenkins (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda  
40Ryan Roth (Can) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:18:00 
41Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:18:14 
42Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:18:57 
43Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:19:23 
44Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team0:20:00 
45Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:20:11 
46José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura0:20:18 
47Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp0:21:39 
48Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard0:21:45 
49Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:22:08 
50Michael Torckler (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling0:22:12 
51Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:22:25 
52Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:22:44 
53Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:22:48 
54Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:22:51 
55Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:23:26 
56Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:23:29 
57Bob Jungels (Lux) RadioShack Leopard0:23:45 
58Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:25:06 
59Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman  
60David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:25:13 
61Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:25:19 
62Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:25:27 
63Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:25:58 
64Antoine Duchesne (Can) Bontrager Cycling Team0:26:24 
65Ken Hanson (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:26:30 
66Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:26:44 
67Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp0:26:45 
68Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:27:13 
69James Stemper (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda0:27:22 
70Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:27:59 
71Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:28:49 
72Feng Chun Kai (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:29:06 
73Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:29:08 
74Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura0:29:23 
75Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:29:43 
76Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team0:29:46 
77Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:30:19 
78Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:30:30 
79Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:30:50 
80Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:32:24 
81Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:32:30 
82Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:33:18 
83David Williams (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda0:33:20 
84Robert Sweeting (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda0:33:39 
85Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:33:59 
86Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:34:04 
87Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:35:12 
88Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura0:38:08 
89Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:39:12 
90Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team0:39:45 
91Timothy Duggan (USA) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:39:49 
92Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:40:41 
93Jesse Anthony (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:41:27 
94Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman0:42:00 
95Shawn Milne (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda0:42:34 
96Jacobe Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:42:42 
97John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:42:45 
98Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp-Endura0:43:55 
99Frank Kevin Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:44:02 
100Wu Kin San (HKg) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:45:41 
101Thomas Soladay (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:46:22 
102Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:46:56 
103Scott Zwizanski (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:47:18 
104Marsh Cooper (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:50:03 
105Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:55:16 
106James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Cycling Team0:55:35 
107James Driscoll (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman0:56:04 
108Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:56:47 
109Jason McCartney (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:58:48 
110Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:00:24 
111Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling Team1:00:48 
112Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp1:00:59 
113Carson Miller (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman1:05:43 
Sprint classification
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling38pts
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp37 
3Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team25 
4Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team24 
5Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step24 
6Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge23 
7Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard15 
8Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda12 
9Alexander Candelario (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies12 
10Ken Hanson (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies12 
11Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling11 
12James Stemper (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda8 
13Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team8 
14Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Cycling Team7 
15Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team7 
16Feng Chun Kai (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling Team6 
17Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team6 
18Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling6 
19Scott Zwizanski (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies6 
20Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling6 
21Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff6 
22Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step6 
23Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman6 
24Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team6 
25Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp5 
26Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff5 
27Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling4 
28Frank Kevin Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling3 
29Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team3 
30Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge3 
31Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team2 
32Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard2 
33Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura2 
34Tanner Putt (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team1 
35Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard1 
36Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff1 
37Marsh Cooper (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies1 
Mountains classification
1Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling33pts
2Marsh Cooper (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies18 
3James Stemper (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda17 
4Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team12 
5Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling12 
6Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team12 
7Janier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Jamis-Hagens Berman10 
8Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman10 
9Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard10 
10Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura10 
11Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team9 
12Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman9 
13Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling9 
14Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team7 
15Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda7 
16Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step7 
17Feng Chun Kai (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling Team7 
18Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team6 
19Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team6 
20Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team6 
21Frank Kevin Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling6 
22Scott Zwizanski (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies6 
23Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff5 
24Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team5 
25Chad Haga (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies4 
26Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team4 
27Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard3 
28Michael Torckler (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling3 
29Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard2 
30Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team1 
Young riders classification
1Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team21:57:54 
2Tanner Putt (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team0:04:16 
3Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:10:56 
4Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team0:11:12 
5Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Cycling Team0:15:04 
6Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team0:17:38 
7Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp0:19:17 
8Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:20:29 
9Bob Jungels (Lux) RadioShack Leopard0:21:23 
10Antoine Duchesne (Can) Bontrager Cycling Team0:24:02 
11Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:26:27 
12Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team0:27:24 
13Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:38:19 
14James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Cycling Team0:53:13 
Teams classification
1Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team65:53:53 
25-hour Energy p/b Kenda0:01:25 
3BMC Racing Team0:01:31 
4Radioshack Leopard0:03:27 
5Team NetApp-Endura0:11:15 
6Bontrager Cycling Team0:14:11 
8Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:21:15 
9Cannondale Pro Cycling0:23:24 
10Orica GreenEdge0:23:55 
11Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:28:04 
12Team Saxo -Tinkoff0:31:47 
13Jamis - Hagens Berman0:35:13 
14Bissell Pro Cycling0:36:53 
15Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team0:38:43 
16Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:41:33 

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