Cavendish goes two for two in Missouri

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.


#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia-HTC4:16:53 
2Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team  
3Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
4Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervélo Test Team  
5Martin Gilbert (Can) Planet Energy  
6Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
7Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step  
8Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team  
9Guillaume Boivin (Can) Planet Energy  
10Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas  
11Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
12Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia-HTC  
13George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia-HTC  
14Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step  
15Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step  
16Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step  
17Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
18Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
19Andrew Pinfold (Can) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
20Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step  
21Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1  
22Dominique Cornu (Bel) Quick Step  
23Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
24Frederique Robert (Bel) Quick Step  
25Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 1  
26David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
27Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
28Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
29Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 1  
30Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana  
31Gregory Rast (Swi) Astana  
32Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana  
33Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
34Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana  
35Davide Frattini (Ita) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
36Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana  
37Neil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
38Timothy Johnson (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
39Peter Latham (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling  
40Michael Creed (USA) Team Type 1  
41Darren Lill (RSA) Team Type 1  
42Matthew Rice (Aus) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
43Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
44Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
45Anthony Colby (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
46Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team Columbia-HTC  
47Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1  
48Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas  
49Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank  
50Tom Zirbel (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
51Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia-HTC  
52Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team  
53Edward King (USA) Cervélo Test Team  
54Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
55Shawn Milne (USA) Team Type 1  
56Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
57Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
58Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo Test Team  
59Danny Pate (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
60Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
61Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
62Jason Donald (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
63Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
64Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
65Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
66Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana  
67Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
68Reid Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
69Alexandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana  
70Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
71Bruno Langlois (Can) Planet Energy  
72Rory Sutherland (Aus) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
73Andrew Guptill (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
74Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
75David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
76Bradley White (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
77Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
78Andrew Randell (Can) Planet Energy  
79Scott Wizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
80Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
81Joaquin Novoa Menedez (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
82Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana  
83Floyd Landis (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
84William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
85Ryan Roth (Can) Planet Energy  
86Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervélo Test Team  
87Christopher Baldwin (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
88Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling  
89Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervélo Test Team  
90Ryan Anderson (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
91Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team  
92Will Routley (Can) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
93Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervélo Test Team  
94Karl Menzies (Aus) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
95Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
96John Murphy (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis0:00:42 
97Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia-HTC0:00:57 
98Matthew Crane (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
99Phillip Gaimon (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:01:04 
100Keven Lacombe (Can) Planet Energy0:01:05 
101Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia-HTC  
102Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1  
103Kyle Wamsley (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light0:01:37 
104Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas0:02:19 
105Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Columbia-HTC  
106Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
107Anibal Borrajo (Arg) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
108Omer Kem (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
109Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas  
110Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas0:03:49 
111Charly Vives (Can) Planet Energy0:04:31 
112Francois Parisien (Can) Planet Energy  
113Tyler Wren (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light0:04:43 
114Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step  
115Charles Bradley Huff (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
116Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas0:07:17 
HDCody O'reilly (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:29:07 
DNFChristian Vandevelde (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia-HTC5 pts
2Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank3 
3Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin-Slipstream1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Francois Parisien (Can) Planet Energy5 pts
2Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin-Slipstream3 
3Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 16 pts
2Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank5 
3Jason Donald (USA) Garmin-Slipstream4 
4Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana3 
5Danny Pate (USA) Garmin-Slipstream1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 16 pts
2Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank5 
3Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling4 
4Danny Pate (USA) Garmin-Slipstream3 
5Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia-HTC1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Columbia-HTC12:50:39 
2Quick Step  
3BMC Racing Team  
4Cervélo Test Team  
5Kelly Benefit Strategies  
6Team Type 1  
7Planet Energy  
8Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
9Bissell Pro Cycling  
11Team Saxo Bank  
13Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
14Ouch Presented By Maxxis  
General classification after Stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia-HTC7:00:29 
2Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team0:00:10 
3Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
4Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 10:00:12 
5Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana0:00:14 
6Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:16 
7Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin-Slipstream0:00:17 
8Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia-HTC  
9Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:18 
10Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:00:19 
11Martin Gilbert (Can) Planet Energy0:00:20 
12Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team  
13Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
14Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step  
15Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
16Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step  
17Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
18Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas  
19Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1  
20Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervélo Test Team  
21Frederique Robert (Bel) Quick Step  
22Davide Frattini (Ita) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
23Guillaume Boivin (Can) Planet Energy  
24Dominique Cornu (Bel) Quick Step  
25Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana  
26George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia-HTC  
27Neil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
28Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step  
29Gregory Rast (Swi) Astana  
30Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
31Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
32Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
33David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
34Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
35Matthew Rice (Aus) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
36Danny Pate (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
37Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team Columbia-HTC  
38Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step  
39Karl Menzies (Aus) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
40Anthony Colby (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
41Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank  
42Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas  
43Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia-HTC  
44Jason Donald (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
45Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
46Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
47Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
48Bradley White (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
49Alexandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana  
50Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
51Edward King (USA) Cervélo Test Team  
52Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
53Michael Creed (USA) Team Type 1  
54Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana  
55Scott Wizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
56Darren Lill (RSA) Team Type 1  
57Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
58Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step  
59Ryan Roth (Can) Planet Energy  
60Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana  
61Rory Sutherland (Aus) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
62Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
63Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervélo Test Team  
64Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team  
65Andrew Pinfold (Can) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
66Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
67Ryan Anderson (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
68Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team  
69David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
70Floyd Landis (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
71Reid Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
72William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
73Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana  
74Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
75Bruno Langlois (Can) Planet Energy  
76Andrew Randell (Can) Planet Energy  
77Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
78Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 1  
79Andrew Guptill (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
80Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
81Christopher Baldwin (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
82Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
83Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
84Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling  
85Will Routley (Can) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
86Peter Latham (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling  
87Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1  
88Tom Zirbel (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
89Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana  
90Joaquin Novoa Menedez (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
91Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo Test Team  
92Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervélo Test Team  
93Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervélo Test Team0:00:59 
94John Murphy (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis0:01:02 
95Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia-HTC0:01:17 
96Matthew Crane (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
97Keven Lacombe (Can) Planet Energy0:01:25 
98Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1  
99Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia-HTC  
100Timothy Johnson (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis0:01:34 
101Phillip Gaimon (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:01:53 
102Kyle Wamsley (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light0:01:57 
103Shawn Milne (USA) Team Type 10:02:08 
104Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Columbia-HTC0:02:39 
105Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
106Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas  
107Anibal Borrajo (Arg) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
108Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas  
109Omer Kem (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:03:16 
110Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas0:04:09 
111Francois Parisien (Can) Planet Energy0:04:48 
112Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step0:05:03 
113Charles Bradley Huff (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
114Charly Vives (Can) Planet Energy0:05:20 
115Tyler Wren (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light0:05:46 
116Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas0:07:37 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia-HTC30 pts
2Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team22 
3Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank22 
4Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 113 
5Martin Gilbert (Can) Planet Energy12 
6Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana9 
7Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies8 
8Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas7 
9Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervélo Test Team7 
10Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team7 
11Francois Parisien (Can) Planet Energy5 
12Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia-HTC5 
13Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank5 
14Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light5 
15Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin-Slipstream4 
16Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step4 
17Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank3 
18John Murphy (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis2 
19Guillaume Boivin (Can) Planet Energy2 
20Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team1 
21Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin-Slipstream1 
22Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 122 pts
2Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank22 
3Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana8 
4Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling6 
5Jason Donald (USA) Garmin-Slipstream4 
6Danny Pate (USA) Garmin-Slipstream4 
7David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies3 
8Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana3 
9Francois Parisien (Can) Planet Energy3 
10Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia-HTC1 
Best young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia-HTC7:00:29 
2Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:00:19 
3Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step0:00:20 
4Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step  
5Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
6Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas  
7Frederique Robert (Bel) Quick Step  
8Guillaume Boivin (Can) Planet Energy  
9Dominique Cornu (Bel) Quick Step  
10Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step  
11David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
12Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step  
13Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
14Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
15Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervélo Test Team  
16Ryan Anderson (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
17Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana  
18Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
19Matthew Crane (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:01:17 
20Keven Lacombe (Can) Planet Energy0:01:25 
21Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1  
22Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia-HTC  
23Phillip Gaimon (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:01:53 
24Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas0:02:39 
25Charly Vives (Can) Planet Energy0:05:20 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Quick Step21:02:27 
2BMC Racing Team  
3Team Columbia-HTC  
4Planet Energy  
5Cervélo Test Team  
6Kelly Benefit Strategies  
7Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
9Team Saxo Bank  
10Ouch Presented By Maxxis  
11Team Type 1  
12Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
14Bissell Pro Cycling  


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