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Tour of Missouri 2009

Date range:
September 7-13, 2009

September 08, Stage 2: Ste. Genevieve - Cape Girardeau 180.9km

Cavendish goes two for two in Missouri

By:
Kirsten Robbins and Peter Hymas
Published:
September 08, 2009, 21:39 BST,
Updated:
September 09, 2009, 7:44 BST

Hushovd first into final turn, but not quick enough

It's quite possible that Mark Cavendish (Columbia-HTC) thought of how much easier the Tour of Missouri's incessantly rolling 180.9-kilometre second stage would be on the Buell motorcycle he won just a day earlier. Likewise, the rest of the peloton surely wondered if Cavendish was piloting such a vehicle in the closing several hundred metres of Cape Girardeau's Main Street, as the Briton blazed to his second straight stage win. Despite a stage with nary a patch of flat terrain, spectators gathered in the Mississippi River town were treated to another display of field sprinting prowess from Cavendish.

Cavendish has monopolized the top step of the podium thus far in the Tour of Missouri, besting Thor Hushovd (Cervelo TestTeam) and Juan Jose Haedo (Team Saxo Bank), the latter two flip-flopping their finishing positions from the previous day's opening stage in St. Louis. With Cavendish resplendent in the race leader's yellow jersey, his Columbia-HTC team set tempo in the peloton for much of the stage in order to neutralise a three-rider break which spent nearly 120 kilometres off the front.

When the race came back together with seven kilometres remaining, Cavendish relied on lead-out rider George Hincapie's expertise to pilot him to his 23rd victory of 2009. "The only person I talk to is my last man, who was George [Hincapie] in this instance," said Cavendish. "There’s a lot of teams taking it on and we could afford to, not sit back, but we didn't have to drive it at the end. It was just a case of George keeping me in position.

"With a kilometre to go I saw Cervélo go and there was a gap on Thor's wheel so I got on Thor’s wheel,” he added. “I know I can come off Thor's wheel pretty easy. He’s got a team that is really experienced in what they do and they can drive it really well around the last corner. My best position to be in is on my own teammates' wheels, but my second best place to be is on Thor's wheel and that's what I did. I came off him with a couple of hundred metres to go."

Today's terrain struck a familiar chord with Cavendish, who felt like he was back in the Tour de France. "It was hard terrain that resembled central eastern France and the roads we rode on in the transitional stages of the Tour,” he said. “Obviously the speeds weren't so high, like at Tour, but riding slower made it harder because you were kind of laboring up each climb. The climbs aren't short enough that you roll up them and they aren't long enough that you suffer up, you stop and start and stop and start. That takes a lot more energy. It was tough terrain that becomes quite grippy over 180 kilometres."

Unlike the opening stage in which Columbia-HTC had all seven of Cavendish's teammates riding tempo into the day's endgame, the team devoted a smaller core of riders to provide the horsepower on the front. "We rode with three guys for most of the day - Craig Lewis, Michael Barry and Kanstantsin [Siutsou]," said Cavendish. "They are really experienced guys and they really know what they are doing, knowing when to turn it on and when to turn it up. It makes it a lot easier for us.

"We had Saxo Bank put one rider in and Colavita put two guys in for a small while, but they saved it when they knew it [the break - ed.] was coming back so they went back to set up their train,” he said. “Cervélo didn't help and that’s why they had a lot of guys at the finish. I think it was like that in the Tour and it's going to be like that most places. Most people think they don't want to ride for my team to win. But, if you don't put yourself in then you're not going to win anyway."

Hot, hilly day at the office

Another day of sultry conditions, with high humidity and temperatures approaching 90 degrees Fahrenheit, greeted the peloton as all 118 riders left the start line of picturesque Ste. Genevieve.

Sadly for defending champion Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Slipstream), who broke his hand in a crash within sight of yesterday’s finish line, his day would end before crossing the official start after a 4.7-kilometre neutral section. The 33-year-old Vande Velde became the first rider to abandon the race, a heavy blow for his team, gathered family and race fans hoping to see a repeat of his 2008 victory.

Moments after reaching kilometre zero and the commencement of the day's leg-sapping roller coaster terrain, a flurry of attacks occurred as those with fresh legs sought to strike out on a break. Bradley White (OUCH-Maxxis) was the first to make something stick, achieving a gap of 20 seconds before being absorbed by an attentive peloton. Jason Donald (Garmin-Slipstream) was the next to make an escape, before being absorbed by the field within sight of the day's first mountains classification sprint at kilometre 19.

At that point Moises Aldape Chavez (Team Type 1) outsprinted mountains classification leader Chris Anker Sorensen (Team Saxo Bank) for top honours and repeated the effort 19 kilometres later to draw even with Anker Sorensen on KOM points.

"The hardest part of the stage was at the beginning because of the hills," said Aldape Chavez. "We knew that, so the guys did a great job of leading me out both times. I was pretty tired today after [being in the break so long] yesterday. We'll try to defend the jersey"

Aldape Chavez would don the mountains classification at the end of the stage to fulfill his team's goal for the stage. "We were close to collecting enough points yesterday so today's target was to get the [KOM] jersey," said Team Type 1 Directeur Sportif Vassili Davidenko.

Several more attacks were attempted and nullified before the stage's decisive three man break, comprised of Timothy Duggan (Garmin-Slipstream), Kiel Reijnen (Jelly Belly) and Francois Parisien (Planet Energy) made their move after approximately 53 kilometres of racing.

"I was really going for the break today," said Parisien "When I attacked I bridged up to two guys and then just kept going alone. I looked back and Duggan was bridging up to me. I slowed down because I didn't want to go by myself and I waited for him. We worked very well together. A few minutes after that, the guy from Jelly Belly came with us. We were really motivated and went full gas."

"My main goal today was to be in any big break with 10-12 guys with heavy hitters," added Duggan. "I was in one early move with Mick Rogers and then Levi and Zabriskie bridged up and I was keeping an eye out for a move to go. When I went with Francois I could tell that was the break that was going to go. I was hoping more guys would bridge. Sometimes you have to shoot first and ask questions later.

"I wanted to finish on the same time as the leader because I made some time in the time bonuses,” he added. “We want to move our car up in the GC a bit higher so I didn't want to get dropped in the finish. With our team here we have a lot of cards to play. It’s a bummer Christian [Vande Velde] is gone but we still have options like Danny [Pate], [Dave] Zabriskie and even me, [Steven] Cozza and [Mike] Friedman for the time trial. We will see how the race shakes out."

The trio stretched its lead out to nearly five minutes, but the advantage would be gradually chipped away due to the efforts of Columbia-HTC and Team Saxo Bank. The lead group became a duo when Reijnen suffered an untimely mechanical, leaving Parisien and Duggan to vie for the sought after stage win. Despite a spirited effort from both, which saw each attack the other inside the last 15 kilometres, the break finally succumbed with seven kilometres remaining.

"Towards the end we lost Reijnen and it was just me and Timmy," said Parisien. "Inside the last 15 kilometres I attacked two times and my intention was to go solo. The main goal was to win the race and it is just a bonus that after the race I won the [most] aggressive jersey.

"We are really focusing on winning a stage,” he added. “That is the main goal. Maybe we are underdogs but we're really here to win races, not just for show or for the heck of it."

Kelly Benefit Strategies' David Veilleux would also make a strong solo bid for victory with less than two kilometre remaining, but the Cervélo TestTeam train leading Tour de France green jersey winner Hushovd swept up the Canadian and led the field through the last turn on Cape Girardeau's Main Street. Cavendish, however, was not to be denied his 23rd victory of the year and came around Hushovd with 200 metres remaining to take stage honours and remain in the leader's jersey.

The 116 riders remaining in the Tour of Missouri face an even stiffer challenge tomorrow, with the Tour of Missouri's longest stage of 183.9 kilometres between Farmington and Rolla. With more than 7000 feet of climbing in stage three, Cavendish will again have to tap his climbing prowess if he wishes to remain in yellow for the third straight day.

Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia-HTC 4:16:53  
2 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team    
3 Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank    
4 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervélo Test Team    
5 Martin Gilbert (Can) Planet Energy    
6 Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
7 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step    
8 Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team    
9 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Planet Energy    
10 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas    
11 Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
12 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia-HTC    
13 George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia-HTC    
14 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step    
15 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step    
16 Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step    
17 Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling    
18 Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team    
19 Andrew Pinfold (Can) OUCH Presented By Maxxis    
20 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step    
21 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1    
22 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Quick Step    
23 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
24 Frederique Robert (Bel) Quick Step    
25 Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 1    
26 David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
27 Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
28 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team    
29 Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 1    
30 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana    
31 Gregory Rast (Swi) Astana    
32 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana    
33 Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling    
34 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana    
35 Davide Frattini (Ita) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light    
36 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana    
37 Neil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
38 Timothy Johnson (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis    
39 Peter Latham (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling    
40 Michael Creed (USA) Team Type 1    
41 Darren Lill (RSA) Team Type 1    
42 Matthew Rice (Aus) Jelly Belly Cycling Team    
43 Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light    
44 Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
45 Anthony Colby (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light    
46 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team Columbia-HTC    
47 Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1    
48 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas    
49 Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank    
50 Tom Zirbel (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling    
51 Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia-HTC    
52 Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team    
53 Edward King (USA) Cervélo Test Team    
54 Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
55 Shawn Milne (USA) Team Type 1    
56 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
57 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank    
58 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo Test Team    
59 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
60 Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling    
61 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
62 Jason Donald (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
63 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
64 Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
65 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
66 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana    
67 Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
68 Reid Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
69 Alexandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana    
70 Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team Saxo Bank    
71 Bruno Langlois (Can) Planet Energy    
72 Rory Sutherland (Aus) OUCH Presented By Maxxis    
73 Andrew Guptill (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light    
74 Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
75 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
76 Bradley White (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis    
77 Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
78 Andrew Randell (Can) Planet Energy    
79 Scott Wizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
80 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light    
81 Joaquin Novoa Menedez (Spa) Cervélo Test Team    
82 Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana    
83 Floyd Landis (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis    
84 William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
85 Ryan Roth (Can) Planet Energy    
86 Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervélo Test Team    
87 Christopher Baldwin (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis    
88 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling    
89 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervélo Test Team    
90 Ryan Anderson (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
91 Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team    
92 Will Routley (Can) Jelly Belly Cycling Team    
93 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervélo Test Team    
94 Karl Menzies (Aus) OUCH Presented By Maxxis    
95 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team    
96 John Murphy (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis 0:00:42  
97 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia-HTC 0:00:57  
98 Matthew Crane (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team    
99 Phillip Gaimon (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 0:01:04  
100 Keven Lacombe (Can) Planet Energy 0:01:05  
101 Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia-HTC    
102 Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1    
103 Kyle Wamsley (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light 0:01:37  
104 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas 0:02:19  
105 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Columbia-HTC    
106 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
107 Anibal Borrajo (Arg) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light    
108 Omer Kem (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling    
109 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas    
110 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas 0:03:49  
111 Charly Vives (Can) Planet Energy 0:04:31  
112 Francois Parisien (Can) Planet Energy    
113 Tyler Wren (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light 0:04:43  
114 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step    
115 Charles Bradley Huff (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team    
116 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas 0:07:17  
HD Cody O'reilly (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 0:29:07  
DNF Christian Vandevelde (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
Sprints
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia-HTC 5  pts
2 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank 3  
3 Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 1  
2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Francois Parisien (Can) Planet Energy 5  pts
2 Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 3  
3 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 1  
Mountains
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 1 6  pts
2 Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 5  
3 Jason Donald (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 4  
4 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana 3  
5 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 1  
2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 1 6  pts
2 Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 5  
3 Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 4  
4 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 3  
5 Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia-HTC 1  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Team Columbia-HTC 12:50:39  
2 Quick Step    
3 BMC Racing Team    
4 Cervélo Test Team    
5 Kelly Benefit Strategies    
6 Team Type 1    
7 Planet Energy    
8 Jelly Belly Cycling Team    
9 Bissell Pro Cycling    
10 Astana    
11 Team Saxo Bank    
12 Garmin-Slipstream    
13 Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light    
14 Ouch Presented By Maxxis    
15 Liquigas 0:02:19  
General classification after Stage 2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia-HTC 7:00:29  
2 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team 0:00:10  
3 Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank    
4 Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 1 0:00:12  
5 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana 0:00:14  
6 Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:16  
7 Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 0:00:17  
8 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia-HTC    
9 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:18  
10 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 0:00:19  
11 Martin Gilbert (Can) Planet Energy 0:00:20  
12 Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team    
13 Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
14 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step    
15 Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
16 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step    
17 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
18 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas    
19 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1    
20 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervélo Test Team    
21 Frederique Robert (Bel) Quick Step    
22 Davide Frattini (Ita) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light    
23 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Planet Energy    
24 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Quick Step    
25 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana    
26 George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia-HTC    
27 Neil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
28 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step    
29 Gregory Rast (Swi) Astana    
30 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light    
31 Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
32 Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling    
33 David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
34 Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light    
35 Matthew Rice (Aus) Jelly Belly Cycling Team    
36 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
37 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team Columbia-HTC    
38 Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step    
39 Karl Menzies (Aus) OUCH Presented By Maxxis    
40 Anthony Colby (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light    
41 Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank    
42 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas    
43 Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia-HTC    
44 Jason Donald (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
45 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank    
46 Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
47 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team    
48 Bradley White (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis    
49 Alexandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana    
50 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
51 Edward King (USA) Cervélo Test Team    
52 Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
53 Michael Creed (USA) Team Type 1    
54 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana    
55 Scott Wizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
56 Darren Lill (RSA) Team Type 1    
57 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
58 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step    
59 Ryan Roth (Can) Planet Energy    
60 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana    
61 Rory Sutherland (Aus) OUCH Presented By Maxxis    
62 Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
63 Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervélo Test Team    
64 Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team    
65 Andrew Pinfold (Can) OUCH Presented By Maxxis    
66 Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team    
67 Ryan Anderson (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
68 Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team    
69 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
70 Floyd Landis (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis    
71 Reid Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
72 William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
73 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana    
74 Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling    
75 Bruno Langlois (Can) Planet Energy    
76 Andrew Randell (Can) Planet Energy    
77 Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team Saxo Bank    
78 Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 1    
79 Andrew Guptill (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light    
80 Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
81 Christopher Baldwin (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis    
82 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
83 Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling    
84 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling    
85 Will Routley (Can) Jelly Belly Cycling Team    
86 Peter Latham (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling    
87 Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1    
88 Tom Zirbel (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling    
89 Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana    
90 Joaquin Novoa Menedez (Spa) Cervélo Test Team    
91 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo Test Team    
92 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervélo Test Team    
93 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervélo Test Team 0:00:59  
94 John Murphy (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis 0:01:02  
95 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia-HTC 0:01:17  
96 Matthew Crane (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team    
97 Keven Lacombe (Can) Planet Energy 0:01:25  
98 Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1    
99 Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia-HTC    
100 Timothy Johnson (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis 0:01:34  
101 Phillip Gaimon (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 0:01:53  
102 Kyle Wamsley (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light 0:01:57  
103 Shawn Milne (USA) Team Type 1 0:02:08  
104 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Columbia-HTC 0:02:39  
105 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
106 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas    
107 Anibal Borrajo (Arg) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light    
108 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas    
109 Omer Kem (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 0:03:16  
110 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas 0:04:09  
111 Francois Parisien (Can) Planet Energy 0:04:48  
112 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step 0:05:03  
113 Charles Bradley Huff (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team    
114 Charly Vives (Can) Planet Energy 0:05:20  
115 Tyler Wren (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light 0:05:46  
116 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas 0:07:37  
Sprint classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia-HTC 30  pts
2 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team 22  
3 Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank 22  
4 Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 1 13  
5 Martin Gilbert (Can) Planet Energy 12  
6 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana 9  
7 Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies 8  
8 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas 7  
9 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervélo Test Team 7  
10 Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team 7  
11 Francois Parisien (Can) Planet Energy 5  
12 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia-HTC 5  
13 Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 5  
14 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light 5  
15 Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 4  
16 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step 4  
17 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank 3  
18 John Murphy (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis 2  
19 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Planet Energy 2  
20 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 1  
21 Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 1  
22 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas 1  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 1 22  pts
2 Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 22  
3 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana 8  
4 Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 6  
5 Jason Donald (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 4  
6 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 4  
7 David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies 3  
8 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana 3  
9 Francois Parisien (Can) Planet Energy 3  
10 Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia-HTC 1  
Best young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia-HTC 7:00:29  
2 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 0:00:19  
3 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step 0:00:20  
4 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step    
5 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
6 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas    
7 Frederique Robert (Bel) Quick Step    
8 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Planet Energy    
9 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Quick Step    
10 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step    
11 David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
12 Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step    
13 Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
14 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
15 Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervélo Test Team    
16 Ryan Anderson (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
17 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana    
18 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
19 Matthew Crane (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 0:01:17  
20 Keven Lacombe (Can) Planet Energy 0:01:25  
21 Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1    
22 Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia-HTC    
23 Phillip Gaimon (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 0:01:53  
24 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas 0:02:39  
25 Charly Vives (Can) Planet Energy 0:05:20  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Quick Step 21:02:27  
2 BMC Racing Team    
3 Team Columbia-HTC    
4 Planet Energy    
5 Cervélo Test Team    
6 Kelly Benefit Strategies    
7 Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light    
8 Garmin-Slipstream    
9 Team Saxo Bank    
10 Ouch Presented By Maxxis    
11 Team Type 1    
12 Jelly Belly Cycling Team    
13 Astana    
14 Bissell Pro Cycling    
15 Liquigas 0:02:19