Hushovd gets the better of Cavendish in Rolla

Columbia-HTC gets swamped in third bunch sprint

While the Tour of Missouri's peloton skirted ominous weather in the Ozarks, the finishing city of Rolla felt the full fury of a Thor Hushovd (Cervélo TestTeam) storm front at the conclusion of stage three. Third on Monday and second on Tuesday, Hushovd could taste victory on both of the prior stages, yet each day Columbia-HTC's Mark Cavendish stole his thunder and leapt around the Norwegian in the closing metres. Not today, as Hushovd claimed his first career Tour of Missouri stage win.

Cervélo TestTeam adjusted its tactics accordingly on Wednesday, eschewing a classic lead-out train for a cascade of chaos in the closing kilometre. "We didn't want to make a proper lead-out today because Columbia had been riding [on the front] so they didn't have that many guys left," said Hushovd. "If we did a proper lead-out than maybe Cavendish will get on my wheel and then it's easy for him. We just wanted to make it hard: we attacked, we went really fast in the end and I think that's how we messed up the whole lead-out into the sprint. In the end it suited me perfectly."

Unlike the first two stages which had flat, technical run-ins to the finish, the finale of the 183.9-kilometre third stage was a straight-shot for the final 13 kilometres, albeit chock full of leg-busting rollers all the way to the finish line. Hushovd felt quite at home on the wide, undulating tarmac paving his way to victory in Rolla.

"We wanted to put pressure on Columbia and we know that when the finish is hard like this, I think it suits me more than it suits Cavendish," said Hushovd. "[Brett] Lancaster attacked with 800 metres to go and George Hincapie had to close this gap. I think that’s where they got stuck in the front too early and we went again on the other side. I think it worked out perfectly for us and I had the legs to do a good sprint in the last couple of hundred metres.

"In the end I went to a lead-out from one Quick Step guy because my riders had already done the work before. I didn't see Hincapie anymore so I just found my wheel and did my own sprint," he said.

Columbia-HTC spent the day setting tempo on a taxing stage, which thoroughly tested their mettle due to 7,000 feet of climbing. While his team-mates endured pace-making duty on the front, the 24-year-old Cavendish, too, found himself vexed by the terrain.

"Every day is the same, you can't get into a rhythm," said Cavendish. "Up and down, up and down on the stage today, you just have to labor up them. It's tough for everyone.

"All my guys were used up early today,” he admitted. “No one helped us out a bit. Yeah, it was a chaotic finish."

The 10 bonus seconds Hushovd earned for his victory today put the 31-year-old Norwegian in a tie for first on general classification with his young sprint rival Cavendish and the officials sought out the rule book to determine the yellow jersey's new owner. The first tie breaker is based on looking at fractions of seconds from a prologue or time trial, neither of which had taken place yet at the Tour of Missouri.

The next criteria is to total the finishing placings of the completed stages, with the low total being declared the general classification. Hushovd has finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd for a total of six, while Cavendish has placed 1st, 1st and 5th for a sum of seven. By the slenderest of tie breaking arcana, Hushovd donned the yellow jersey in Rolla in addition to claiming the green sprint jersey from the Briton as well.

Cervélo TestTeam entered its first Tour of Missouri with modest goals, yet the team now assumes responsibilities accorded a general classification leader. "Cervélo TestTeam had one goal and that was to get a stage win. Now that that’s done we can close our suitcases and go home," said Hushovd with a laugh.

"When we have the yellow jersey we have more responsibility," continued Hushovd. "We were pulling on the first stage with Columbia and of course yesterday and today they had the fastest rider in the peloton so it is just the way it is, they had to work. Tomorrow we will see what we can do and we will do our best to keep the yellow jersey as long as possible."

Tour déjà vu

While the Tour of Missouri's hilliest stage to date offered a venue for motivated riders unsure of their time trialing ability to perhaps gain significant time over the chrono specialists, only three riders took the bait. After a rousing sendoff from downtown Farmington, the day's first pedal strokes in anger arrived from the Garmin-Slipstream duo of Mike Friedman and Will Frischkorn 14.5 kilometres into the stage.

The only reaction from the rest of the 114 riders came from Australia's Matt Wilson (Team Type 1), who bridged the 1:30 gap to the Garmin-Slipstream pair just after the day's first intermediate sprint won by Friedman at kilometre 25.3. After taking a few kilometres to catch his breath, Wilson slotted into the rotation for what would be nearly a race-long break.

"I was hoping a couple of other guys would come with me," said Wilson. "If you have four or five guys today it would be a good chance it would go away. I couldn't see any of the other teams helping Columbia after they've won two stages."

After turning off the main highway MO 32 onto MO 21, 40 kilometres into the stage, the leading trio set to work on conquering more of the endless undulations characteristic of Missouri's Ozarks. Wilson took top honours at the day's first mountain classification 12 kilometres later, followed by Frischkorn and Friedman, as the trio now extended their lead to 3:05 over a Columbia-HTC-led peloton. For his efforts, Wilson took home a US$1,000 bonus prime for capturing the first KOM on offer.

The escapees replicated their finishing order for the second intermediate sprint at kilometre 88, with Friedman leading Frischkorn and Wilson, while a similar patter emerged at the second and third KOMs taken by Wilson ahead of Frischkorn and Friedman.

"We talked about it on the road and had a few discussions about what we'd do," said Wilson. "There's nothing worse when there's only three guys and you're racing each other for every bonus sprint. We decided that they'd take the bonus seconds and I'd take the KOMs so it worked out for the both of us."

While the breakaway scooped up all the bonus seconds at each of the day's two intermediate sprints, the three mountain classification lines offered points to the first five across, leaving the peloton to battle for the fourth and fifth place points. Moises Aldape Chavez (Team Type 1) started the stage wearing the climber's jersey, but Denmark's Chris Anker Sorensen (Team Saxo Bank) remained tied on points ensuring a hard-fought campaign for mountains supremacy.

Aldape Chavez scored two fourths and a fifth on the day's KOM offerings, which put the Mexican Team Type 1 rider into a clear six-point lead over Anker Sorensen. "Matty [Wilson] was taking them [KOM points - Ed.] up front, so we had two cards to play," said team owner Phil Southerland. "In the field Moises got a point on the first one and won the next two from the field so it's rock solid. We’ve got a good gap going.

"I'm feeling more secure, but it's a long way to go,” he said. “We want to snag that KOM [jersey] and we'll do everything we can for that one."

The three riders worked together well throughout the undulating terrain in the 184km stage, but the distance and the hills took their toll on Frischkorn, who sat up with 33km to go with a hunger knock. He said goodbye to Friedman and drifted back to the peloton.

"We were working fairly good," said Wilson. "Friedman took it easy through the middle 100 kilometres. When Frischkorn dropped off I told Friedman, 'We've got to start picking it up now'. Columbia was holding us at two minutes so we tried to pick it up and Friedman was working pretty good towards the finish but we didn't hang on to it."

Two men just weren't enough to fend off the chase from the mighty Columbia-HTC team, and the pair were brought back inside 10 kilometres to go and the battle for the sprint began. An attack from Team OUCH started hostilities with 2.5 kilometres to go, and a counter by Garmin-Slipstream's Danny Pate put the general classification men on notice, with Michael Rogers (Columbia-HTC) and Levi Leipheimer (Astana) marking the move.

The Cervélo TestTeam then took control at the front, hoping to set up Hushovd for the stage victory. A tough hill into the kilometre banner proved to be a launching pad for Cervélo's Heinrich Haussler, but on the descent, Columbia-HTC pulled the move back for Cavendish, hoping the Briton would take his third consecutive win.

But it was not to be, as the dash to the line turned into a drag race across four lanes of road. Cavendish could only manage fifth place behind Hushovd, Juan Jose Haedo (Team Saxo Bank), Dario Cataldo (Quick Step) and Daniel Oss (Liquigas).

Thursday's stage eight from St. James to Jefferson City is the only repeat stage from the 2008 edition of the Tour of Missouri. The 175.7-kilometre stage was a day for the sprinters last year and the peloton's fast men will look to a fourth consecutive day to vie for stage honours.

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team4:26:50 
2Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
3Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step  
4Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas  
5Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia-HTC  
6John Murphy (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
7Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
8David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
9Andrew Pinfold (Can) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
10Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team  
11Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step  
12Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
13Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step  
14Keven Lacombe (Can) Planet Energy  
15Peter Latham (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling  
16Charles Bradley Huff (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
17Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 1  
18Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
19Davide Frattini (Ita) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
20Frederique Robert (Bel) Quick Step  
21Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana  
22Matthew Rice (Aus) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
23Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
24Shawn Milne (USA) Team Type 1  
25Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia-HTC  
26Michael Creed (USA) Team Type 1  
27Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team  
28Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step  
29Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1  
30Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana  
31Darren Lill (RSA) Team Type 1  
32Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
33Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana  
34Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team  
35Scott Wizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
36Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
37Tom Zirbel (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
38Will Routley (Can) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
39Andrew Randell (Can) Planet Energy  
40Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo Test Team  
41Ryan Anderson (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
42Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
43Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
44Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana  
45Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas  
46Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step  
47Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
48Dominique Cornu (Bel) Quick Step  
49Danny Pate (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
50Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervélo Test Team  
51Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling  
52George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia-HTC  
53Phillip Gaimon (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
54Jason Donald (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
55Gregory Rast (Swi) Astana  
56Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas  
57Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
58Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
59Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
60Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana  
61Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
62Matthew Crane (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
63Rory Sutherland (Aus) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
64Neil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
65Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana  
66Andrew Guptill (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
67Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
68Anthony Colby (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
69David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
70Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 1  
71Guillaume Boivin (Can) Planet Energy  
72Alexandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana  
73Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1  
74Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank  
75Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team Columbia-HTC  
76Reid Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
77Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia-HTC  
78Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
79Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
80Ryan Roth (Can) Planet Energy  
81Joaquin Novoa Menedez (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
82Kyle Wamsley (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
83Anibal Borrajo (Arg) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
84Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
85Floyd Landis (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
86Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
87Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
88Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
89Timothy Johnson (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
90Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1  
91Christopher Baldwin (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
92Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas  
93Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas  
94Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
95Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
96Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas  
97Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
98Tyler Wren (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
99Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step  
100Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Columbia-HTC  
101Bradley White (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
102Karl Menzies (Aus) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
103Edward King (USA) Cervélo Test Team0:00:17 
104Bruno Langlois (Can) Planet Energy0:00:19 
105Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervélo Test Team0:00:21 
106Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervélo Test Team  
107Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia-HTC0:00:34 
108Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia-HTC  
109Martin Gilbert (Can) Planet Energy0:00:41 
110Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
111Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:48 
112Omer Kem (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:00:53 
113Francois Parisien (Can) Planet Energy0:01:19 
114Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervélo Test Team0:01:40 
115Charly Vives (Can) Planet Energy0:01:52 
116William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin-Slipstream0:02:32 
DNFCody O'reilly (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
Sprints
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin-Slipstream5 pts
2William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin-Slipstream3 
3Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 11 
2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin-Slipstream5 pts
2William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin-Slipstream3 
3Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 11 
Mountains
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 16 pts
2William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin-Slipstream5 
3Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin-Slipstream4 
4Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 13 
5Shawn Milne (USA) Team Type 11 
2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 16 pts
2William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin-Slipstream5 
3Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin-Slipstream4 
4Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana3 
5Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 11 
3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 16 pts
2William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin-Slipstream5 
3Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin-Slipstream4 
4Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 13 
5Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank1 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Quick Step13:20:30 
2Bissell Pro Cycling  
3Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
4Team Type 1  
5BMC Racing Team  
6Ouch Presented By Maxxis  
7Kelly Benefit Strategies  
8Team Columbia-HTC  
9Astana  
10Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
11Team Saxo Bank  
12Cervélo Test Team  
13Liquigas  
14Planet Energy  
15Garmin-Slipstream  
General classificaiton after Stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team11:27:19 
2Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia-HTC  
3Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:00:04 
4Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 10:00:12 
5Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana0:00:14 
6Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
7Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step0:00:16 
8Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
9Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia-HTC0:00:17 
10Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
11Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:18 
12Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1  
13Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:00:19 
14Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:20 
15Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step  
16Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas  
17Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
18Davide Frattini (Ita) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
19Frederique Robert (Bel) Quick Step  
20Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana  
21Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step  
22Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
23David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
24Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
25Dominique Cornu (Bel) Quick Step  
26Matthew Rice (Aus) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
27George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia-HTC  
28Guillaume Boivin (Can) Planet Energy  
29Gregory Rast (Swi) Astana  
30Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
31Neil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
32Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step  
33Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
34Danny Pate (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
35Michael Creed (USA) Team Type 1  
36Jason Donald (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
37Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas  
38Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team Columbia-HTC  
39Anthony Colby (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
40Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
41Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana  
42Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
43Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank  
44Darren Lill (RSA) Team Type 1  
45Andrew Pinfold (Can) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
46Scott Wizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
47Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
48Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia-HTC  
49Karl Menzies (Aus) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
50Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team  
51Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
52Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step  
53Alexandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana  
54Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
55Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team  
56Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
57Ryan Anderson (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
58Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervélo Test Team  
59Rory Sutherland (Aus) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
60Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana  
61Bradley White (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
62Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana  
63Ryan Roth (Can) Planet Energy  
64Andrew Randell (Can) Planet Energy  
65David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
66Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
67Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
68Peter Latham (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling  
69Reid Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
70Floyd Landis (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
71Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
72Will Routley (Can) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
73Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
74Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling  
75Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 1  
76Andrew Guptill (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
77Tom Zirbel (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
78Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
79Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
80Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo Test Team  
81Christopher Baldwin (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
82Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana  
83Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1  
84Joaquin Novoa Menedez (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
85Edward King (USA) Cervélo Test Team0:00:37 
86Bruno Langlois (Can) Planet Energy0:00:39 
87Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervélo Test Team0:00:41 
88Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervélo Test Team  
89Martin Gilbert (Can) Planet Energy0:01:01 
90Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
91John Murphy (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis0:01:02 
92Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:08 
93Matthew Crane (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:01:17 
94Keven Lacombe (Can) Planet Energy0:01:25 
95Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1  
96Timothy Johnson (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis0:01:34 
97Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia-HTC0:01:51 
98Phillip Gaimon (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:01:53 
99Kyle Wamsley (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light0:01:57 
100Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia-HTC0:01:59 
101Shawn Milne (USA) Team Type 10:02:08 
102Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:02:39 
103Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Columbia-HTC  
104Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas  
105Anibal Borrajo (Arg) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
106Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas  
107Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervélo Test Team  
108William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin-Slipstream0:02:48 
109Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas0:04:09 
110Omer Kem (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
111Charles Bradley Huff (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:05:03 
112Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step  
113Tyler Wren (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light0:05:46 
114Francois Parisien (Can) Planet Energy0:06:07 
115Charly Vives (Can) Planet Energy0:07:12 
116Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas0:07:37 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team37 pts
2Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia-HTC36 
3Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank34 
4Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 113 
5Martin Gilbert (Can) Planet Energy12 
6Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin-Slipstream11 
7Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step10 
8Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana9 
9Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light9 
10Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas8 
11Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team8 
12Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies8 
13Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas7 
14Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervélo Test Team7 
15John Murphy (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis7 
16William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin-Slipstream6 
17Francois Parisien (Can) Planet Energy5 
18Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia-HTC5 
19Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank5 
20Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin-Slipstream4 
21Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step4 
22Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank3 
23David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies3 
24Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 12 
25Andrew Pinfold (Can) OUCH Presented By Maxxis2 
26Guillaume Boivin (Can) Planet Energy2 
27Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 129 pts
2Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank23 
3Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 118 
4William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin-Slipstream15 
5Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin-Slipstream12 
6Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana11 
7Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling6 
8Jason Donald (USA) Garmin-Slipstream4 
9Danny Pate (USA) Garmin-Slipstream4 
10David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies3 
11Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana3 
12Francois Parisien (Can) Planet Energy3 
13Shawn Milne (USA) Team Type 11 
14Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia-HTC1 
Best young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia-HTC11:27:19 
2Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step0:00:16 
3Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:00:19 
4Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step0:00:20 
5Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas  
6Frederique Robert (Bel) Quick Step  
7Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step  
8David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
9Dominique Cornu (Bel) Quick Step  
10Guillaume Boivin (Can) Planet Energy  
11Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
12Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step  
13Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
14Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
15Ryan Anderson (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
16Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervélo Test Team  
17Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana  
18Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:01 
19Matthew Crane (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:01:17 
20Keven Lacombe (Can) Planet Energy0:01:25 
21Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1  
22Phillip Gaimon (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:01:53 
23Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia-HTC0:01:59 
24Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas0:02:39 
25Charly Vives (Can) Planet Energy0:07:12 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Quick Step34:22:57 
2BMC Racing Team  
3Team Columbia-HTC  
4Kelly Benefit Strategies  
5Team Type 1  
6Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
7Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
8Ouch Presented By Maxxis  
9Bissell Pro Cycling  
10Cervélo Test Team  
11Planet Energy  
12Team Saxo Bank  
13Garmin-Slipstream  
14Astana  
15Liquigas0:02:19 

 

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